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Opportunity Type: Lectures / Symposia
Title: A+D 101 Lecture - Midcentury Italian Glass and American Studio Glass
City: Palm Springs
State: California
Country: United States
Summary: Patchwork….swirls….stripes…..bended and twisted into sculptural shapes. The art of glass-blowing was once confined and the process kept secret on the island of Murano. How did the art of glass-blowing evolve from the Italian masters to the American studio glass movement? How did blown glass change from goblets and vases to abstract sculpture? Midcentury Italian glass collectors Gary and Joan Gand will trace the fascinating history of this Midcentury collectible and how it inspired the glass artists of today.
Start Date: April 18, 2015
End Date/Deadline: April 18, 2015
Opportunity Type: Exhibitions
Title: Crab Tree Farm: Exploring the Arts and Crafts Movement
City: Lake Bluff
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Summary: Join us this spring for a new travel tour which takes us to Lake Bluff, Illinois to visit Crab Tree Farm, a private estate with farm buildings that display Arts and Crafts collections in settings that have been purposely designed to reflect the aesthetics of the movement. Furniture displayed includes the work of Gustav Stickley (1858–1942), a prominent figure of the American Arts and Crafts movement. In addition to furniture, the collection includes artwork (metal ware, ceramics, textiles, paintings, etc.) created by American, English, and European designers, makers, and artists. An additional stop will be made after lunch, en route back to Chicago.
Start Date: April 18, 2015
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Opportunity Type: Lectures / Symposia
Title: Paul R. Williams: A Gracious Legacy
City: Pasadena
State: California
Country: United States
Summary: Karen Hudson will discuss the groundbreaking career of Paul R. Williams, spanning 50 years and some 3,000 projects. Williams became know for his elegantly stylized designs and had a list of such celebrity clients as Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Tyrone Power, Lon Chaney, Bert Lahr and Zsa Zsa Gabor. The Los Angeles Times observed, “If you have a picture in your mind of Southern California in the 1950s and early 1960s, you are quite likely picturing a building created by Paul Williams.” Williams designed such iconic public buildings as the futuristic Theme Building at LAX, LA County Courthouse, Saks Fifth Avenue Beverly Hills, and the 1940s redesign of the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Start Date: April 18, 2015
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Opportunity Type: Lectures / Symposia
Title: Intersections: A Conversation with Moby
City: Palm Springs
State: California
Country: United States
Summary: Although best known for his music, Moby is also a photographer, chronicler, and fan of architecture and design. He has been taking photographs since he was 10 years old. Moby's move from New York to Los Angeles has been well-documented - he famously left his minimalist Little Italy loft in New York and moved to Wolf's Lair, a large fantasy 1920's house that he restored. Overlooking Lake Hollywood, it has a guest house designed and built in the 1960's by renowned architect, John Lautner.
Start Date: April 19, 2015
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