California Design, 1930–1965: Living in a Modern Way, is now on display at Los Angeles County Museum of Art from October 1, 2011–June 3, 2012 at the Resnick Pavilion. www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/californiadesign
The exhibit features 300 objects, including furniture, ceramics, and metalwork. Most items focus on fashion, textile, industrial, and graphic design. Modern design developed strong roots in California from 1930-1956 and developed it’s own unique modernist vernacular. You can view works from prominent modernist artists, architects, and designers such as Julius Shulman, Richard Nuetra, Paul Soldner, Mary Ann DeWeese, Joseph Eichler and many others. The exhibit also features an area staged with many objects from Charles and Ray Eames’ home. Plan at least an hour to get through the entire exhibit.
This is just a small sampling of the wonderful objects, furniture, fashion, designs, and ideas that are on view. www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/californiadesign
P.S. While you are at LACMA you will also find many other exhibitions, art collections, a cafe, and a variety of special events.