New Narratives for “Living in a Modern Way”: California Design at Mid-century
Chaired by California Design co-curators Wendy Kaplan and Bobbye Tigerman, this two-day symposium features internationally renowned scholars who 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.
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Friday, February 24 | 10 am–5 pm with additional keynote session at 7 pm.
Saturday, February 25 | 9:30 am–5 pm
Two-day pass: $25 general admission; $15 members; free to students with ID and College Art Association members
One-day pass: $15 general admission; $10 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
This symposium is organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and made possible by the Karsh Family Foundation and the Boardman Family Foundation.