What's So California about California Design?
Bill Stern, executive director of the Museum of California Design in Los Angeles, discusses how local materials, war industries, and the burgeoning population conspired to make California—America's cultural frontier—a preeminent source of new products and new looks for the entire nation. Stern served as consulting curator on the special exhibition California Design, 1930–1965: "Living in a Modern Way," on view now through June 3.
Brown Auditorium | Free, no reservations
Image: Judith Hendler, Lemon Drops, necklace, glass-coated acrylic, Acri-Gems, Inc., c. 1983. Photo: Mario Almarez