Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Modernism on the Miracle Mile

OMG! Go see "California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way" at the Resnick Pavillion at LACMA. The exhibit opened last week and continues through March 25, 2012. I want to LIVE inside this exhibit!
I was there last week during the member's preview. Luckily, it wasn't too crowded and I could really see everything. This is part of the citywide Pacific Standard Time exhibit. Over 60 museums and art galleries, combined are participating in showing how California and the West Coast art scene was so influential to the art world. Most exhibits concentrate on the post WWII years, 1946-1976, but some shows have earlier and later examples of design from this prolific period.
So many different elements of modern design are represented....check these out:

Ray & Charles Eames' actual living room, re-constructed inside LACMAArchitectural Pottery DesignAirstream TrailerRecord album covers by significant artists and designersFabulous Mid-Century Pottery"Controlight Lamp and Bookshelf" - 1949, design by Mitchell BobrickRay Eames crosspatch design

Barbie's Dream House, Mattel, Inc., 1962
Bathing Suits and Active Togs by Cole of California

Call the moving vans, Honey. We're moving to the California Design exhibit at LACMA!!! This exhbit only shows part of this wondrous and creative time in our beautiful City of Light during the 50's, 60's and 70's. Check out the schedule for this 6-month extravaganza! Go now! Go often!

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At 9:48 AM PDT, Anonymous Jo Anne said...

Wow, it certainly looks amazing. I can't wait to see it. Definitely reminiscent of our fleeting youth! Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos.

At 7:39 AM PDT, Blogger gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

You had me at Airstream.


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