LACMA California Design Symposium Details

Schedule of events for the two day symposium on California Design at LACMA


Friday | February 24, 2012 

10 AM
Welcome
Michael Govan, CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Opening Remarks
Wendy Kaplan and Bobbye Tigerman
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

10:30 AM
California Modernism North and South:
Two Regions, One Reality
Pierluigi Serraino, independent scholar

11:15 AM
Modernism at the Beaux-Arts Ball: The Architecture of the San Francisco World’s Fair of 1939
Andrew Shanken, UC Berkeley

12–12:15 PM Break

12:15 PM
The Arts of Daily Living: Modernism and  the Los Angeles County Fair, 1954
Monica Penick, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1 PM
Lunch and exhibition viewing

2: 30 PM
College Art Association (CAA)
Centennial Session: Connections: Architecture and Design in Los Angeles at Mid-century 

Changing Taste: LA Architects Promote Modernism
Wim de Wit, Getty Research Institute

Panel Discussion
Louis Danziger, graphic designer
Ray Kappe, architect
Gere Kavanaugh, designer
Ruth Weisberg, moderator
Bobbye Tigerman, discussant

5 PM
Reception and exhibition viewing followed by keynote panel discussion

7 PM
A Keynote Panel Discussion: Blurring the Boundaries: California Design and Contemporary Art
Jim Isermann, artist
Jorge Pardo, artist
Pae White, artist
Frances Anderton, moderator and host of DnA: Design and Architecture on KCRW

*Admission to the keynote panel is included in the symposium ticket. Attending the evening keynote only is free, but a ticket is required.

Saturday | February 25, 2012 

9:30 AM
Scandinavian Design Comes To California: Humanism, Art and Technology
Nina Stritzler-Levine, Bard Graduate Center

10:15 AM
Richard Neutra: Mystery and Realities of the Site
Marc Treib, UC Berkeley

11–11:30 AM
Break

11:30 AM
Warren McArthur in Los Angeles
Donald Albrecht, Museum of the City of New York

12:15 PM
Beyond (and Before) Eames: The Reinvention of Plywood
Christopher Wilk, Victoria & Albert Museum

1 PM
Lunch and exhibition viewing

2:30 PM
“We Live a Normal, Natural Life”: Aliso Village, Los Angeles and the Promise of Racially Integrated, Modern Living
Elizabeth St. George, Bard Graduate CenterCrossing Paths: African-American Designers and Craftspeople in Los Angeles
Staci Steinberger, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

3:45–4 PM Break

4 PM
Wake-up Call: California Design after 1965
Glenn Adamson, Victoria & Albert Museum

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Two-day pass: $25 general admission; $15 LACMA members; free for students with ID and College Art Association members. One-day pass: $15 general admission; $10 LACMA members; free for students with ID and College Art Association members. Symposium tickets include museum general admission. For tickets, call 323 857-6010 or go to lacma.org

To make a reservation for the free Friday evening keynote panel, call 323 857-6010 or go to lacma.org.

For more information, email educate@lacma.org.

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