California Design, 1930-1965: "Living in a Modern Way"

The National Art Center, Tokyo

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"California is America, only more so," author Wallace Stegner famously declared in 1959. This exhibition examines California's role in shaping the mid-century material culture in the US, with more than 250 items including furniture, textiles, fashion, graphic and industrial design, ceramics, jewelry, metalwork, and architectural drawings, as well as film. Divided into the four sections " Shaping", "Making", "Living", and "Selling," it tells the story of how the California of our collective imagination was translated into a material culture that defined an era.

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Bobbye Tigerman (with consecutive interpretation into Japanese) (Assistant Curator at LACMA) × Waro Kishi (Architect, Professor at Kyoto University)
Wed. , March 20, 13:00-15:00
*In cooperation with Shinkenchiku-sha
Venue: 3F Auditorium, The National Art Center, Tokyo (Limited to 250; First-come, first-served) Admission free with exhibition ticket.

"California Design, 1930-1965" Wendy Kaplan (with consecutive interpretation into Japanese) (Organizer of this exhibition, Curator and Department Head, LACMA)
Sun. , March 24, 14:00-15:30
Venue: 3F Auditorium, The National Art Center, Tokyo (Limited to 250; First-come, first-served). Admission free with exhibition ticket.


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Schedule

From 2013-03-20 To 2013-06-03
Open until 22:00 on 3/23 (Sat) for Roppongi Art Night 2013. Open on 4/30 (Tues).

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