California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way is
on Auckland Art Gallery from 6 July - 29
California Design - the first major examination of
modern California design - demonstrates the impact of California's
artists, craftspeople and designers on the products, furnishings
and houses of mid-twentieth-century America.
The exhibition features more than 250 objects, including
original furniture by Charles and Ray Eames, the world's first
Barbie doll and graphics by legendary designer Saul Bass. A number
of landmark industrial designs, ceramics, jewellery, metalwork,
architectural drawings and photography will also be on show.
Auckland Art Gallery Senior Curator Ron Brownson says, 'The
exhibition touches every aspect of Californian living, from the
clothing and jewellery people wore to the homes they lived in, the
furniture they used, and the advertising and art which surrounded
'California Design is a must-see for everyone with a
fascination for design and an interest in modern living as it
explores the most influential period of the 20th century.'
Visitors will be able to further their experience of
California's design heyday through an exciting programme of Open
Late evenings, architectural tours, film screenings, talks,
workshops and more.
California Design was organised by Los Angeles County
Museum of Art (LACMA).
Saturday 6 July - Sunday 29 September 2013
Level 1 exhibition spaces
10am - 5pm daily; last entrance at 4pm
Image: Richard Neutra, Kaufmann House, Palm Springs
1946, photo by Julius Shulman 1947, Getty Research Institute. © J
Paul Getty Trust