Auckland Art Gallery celebrates California design

An exhibition focusing on California Design between 1930-1965i s heading to Auckland Art Gallery this winter.

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

The exhibition - 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 touring exhibition was organised by Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

A free California Design app for iPhone, iPod and Android users is also available for download and features access to original video interviews with California designers, images, essays and maps.

In addition to the exhibition, a programme of talks, film screenings and popular Open Late events will help visitors forget the winter blues and experience the California way of life.

Open Late events:

California Design is coming to life with a series of late night events featuring live music, talks, food and drink. Open Lates will take place from 6-9pm on Tuesday 23 July, Tuesday 20 August and Tuesday 10 September.

Tuesday 23 July

6pm - Grab some food and drink from the open late menu and then take a look around the exhibition

7pm - A short talk on one of the objects in California Design by fashion designer for WORLD, Benny Castles

8pm - Enjoy a live performance by The Circling Sun

Tuesday 20 August

Speaker: Kate Sylvester

Band: Sal Valentine & The Babyshakes

Tuesday 10 September - TBC


Auckland Art Gallery - Toi o Tamaki

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o T?maki, Auckland, New Zealand

06/07/2013 to 29/09/2013

Phone:09 307 7700

Ticket:Adult single tickets $15

Website:Buy tickets


- The Aucklander

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