California Design 1930–65: Living in a Modern Way
Charles Eames, 1907–78; Ray Eames 1912–88 | Elephant 1945 | Molded plywood | Eames Collection, LLC | © The Eames Foundation. Courtesy Eames Office LLC (eamesoffice.com)
Mary Ann DeWeese, 1913–93 | Woman’s swimsuit 1961 | Spandex, Lycra | Gift of Mary Ann DeWeese, DeWeese Designs | Collection: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) | © 2011 The Warnaco Group, Inc. All rights reserved. For Authentic Fitness Corp., Cole of California. Photo © 2011 Museum Associates/LACMA.
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2 November 2013 – 9 February 2014 | Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) | Ticketed
10.00am — 5.00pm Monday to Friday
9.00am — 5.00pm Saturday and Sunday
9.00am — 5.00pm Public Holidays
Closed Christmas Day
'California Design 1930–65: Living in a Modern Way' is the first major study of California’s role in shaping international material culture, organised by Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). This exhibition reveals the iconic designs that emerged in mid-20th century California, from the innovative furniture of Charles and Ray Eames to the original Barbie doll and the classic symbol of the casual western lifestyle, Levi’s 501 Jeans.
Major innovations in materials and mass produced goods as well as the strong tradition of the Californian ‘designer-craftsman’ are conveyed through more than 250 objects encompassing furniture, ceramics, metalwork, fashion and textiles, architecture, industrial design, and graphics.
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