California Design Symposium at LACMA

New Narratives
for “Living in a Modern Way”

Two days of fascinating discussions, talks, and panels about
California Design at LACMA!



Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Bing Theater
Friday, February 24 | 10 am–5 pm with keynote panel at 7 pm
Saturday, February 25 | 9:30 am–5 pm

Chaired by Wendy Kaplan and Bobbye Tigerman, co-curators of the current LACMA exhibition California Design 1930-1965: “Living in a Modern Way,” this two-day symposium features internationally renowned scholars who will examine the exhibition’s themes by presenting detailed case studies and new narratives. The event also includes a session co-sponsored by the College Art Association that explores the interconnected networks of architecture and design in mid-century Los Angeles, with designers Gere Kavanaugh and Lou Danziger (whose work is included in the exhibition) and architect Ray Kappe. An evening keynote panel with artists Jim Isermann, Jorge Pardo, and Pae White considers the impact and legacy of modern California design on contemporary practice.

Presenters include Glenn Adamson, Victoria & Albert Museum; Donald Albrecht, Museum of the City of New York; Monica Penick, University of Wisconsin-Madison; architect Pierluigi Serraino; Andrew Shanken, UC Berkeley; Elizabeth St. George, Bard Graduate Center; Staci Steinberger, LACMA; Nina Stritzler-Levine, Bard Graduate Center; Marc Treib, UC Berkeley; Ruth Weisberg, USC; Christopher Wilk, Victoria & Albert Museum; Wim de Wit, Getty Research Institute.

Two-day pass: $25 general admission; $15 LACMA members; free to students with ID and College Art Association members
One-day pass: $15 general admission; $10 LACMA members; free to students with ID and College Art Association members

Tickets: 323 857-6010 or purchase online | All symposium tickets include museum general admission

For the complete program and more information, visit http://www.lacma.org/event/california-design-mid-century.

This symposium was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and made possible by ­­the Karsh Family Foundation and the Boardman Family Foundation.

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