Coinciding with the current exhibition California Design, 1930—1965: "Living in a Modern Way," the Decorative Arts and Design Council hosts California Design Now at the LACMA, featuring several Los Angeles designers and architects discussing the impact and lasting legacy of California's modern design heritage on their current work. Frances Anderton, host of DnA: Design and Architecture on 89.9 KCRW and Los Angeles editor of Dwell magazine, moderates the panel, with a distinguished list of panelists: Benjamin Ball, Ball-Nogues Studio; Jenna Didier, Materials & Applications; and Jenny Wu, Olyer Wu Collaborative. The event will be held in the Brown Auditorium at the LACMA. $20 general admission; $15 LACMA members; free for DADC members and students with ID. For tickets, call: 323-857-6528 or email email@example.com.
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LACMA and AIA|LA will be presenting “Irish Architecture Now” at LACMA’s Bing Theater on November 8 as a part of the International Architecture Lecture Series. Top Irish architects Yvonne Farrell—co-founder of Grafton Architects—, Sheila O’Donnell of O’Donnell + Tuomey and Tom dePaor—director of dePaor architects—will be present to address the state of Irish Architecture in modern Ireland. “Irish Architecture Now” is Ireland’s first ever architectural showcase in the U.S. and is part of Imagine Ireland, Culture Ireland’s year of Irish arts in America.
Over sixty cultural organizations across Southern California are teaming up in Pacific Standard Time to celebrate the emergence of the Los Angeles art scene and explore the role it has played in shaping the arts. Starting October, exhibitions and events will be held over the course of six months to recognize the major art movements in L.A. from 1945 to 1980. Among the topics addressed will be developments in post-minimalism, modernist architecture, Japanese American design, and more. Participating institutions include the Getty Museum, LACMA, UCLA and more than half a dozen university museums and programs, all of which will play a part in presenting the history of Southern California’s artistic trends.
In honor of what would have been architect John Lautner's 100th birthday on July 16, 2011, The John Lautner Foundation and media sponsor FORM Magazine are presenting the John Lautner Turns 100 series from July 16-November 13, 2011. The series will reflect on and celebrate Lautner’s architectural ouvre while raising awareness about the continued preservation of each of his works. The events making up the series include exhibitions, film screenings, home tours, symposia, receptions and more.
John Lautner gained prominence studying under Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin. He is known for his respect for and celebration of the natural landscape surrounding each site, and his works, often dramatic and scenic, have been the setting for numerous films and features. Lautner was made a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 1970, and was honored with a Gold Medal for lifetime achievement in 1993 by AIA Los Angeles.
Events throughout the series will include a display at LACMA, a home tour of some of Lautner's most famous works, including the Schwimmer House and Jacobsen House, a gala at the Harpel House and more. For a full schedule of the events see the list on the John Lautner Foundation's events page.
The John Lautner Turns 100 series partners include FORM Magazine, the American Institute of Architects – Los Angeles Chapter, Getty Research Institute, LACMA, Los Angeles Conservancy, MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, The American Cinematheque, and the Society of Architectural Historians.
In September of 2008, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announced that the Los Angeles-based philanthropists Lynda and Stewart Resnick would donate $55-million dollars toward LACMA's Transformation, a renovation and expansion project. On October 2, the new Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion, designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, will open to the public with three new exhibits, Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico, Eye for the Sensual: Selections from the Resnick Collection and Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700-1915.