|Special Events Calendar
Golden California Antique Show
The Museum of California Design will have an information and book sales booth at the Golden California Antique Show Saturday, October 14 and Sunday October 15, 2006 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium 1401 Verdugo Road, Glendale, California: 310. 989.1877, California www.goldencaliforniashow.com. The dealers at the Golden California Antique Show specialize the pre- World War II California lifestyle: including furniture, pottery and painting.
Palm Springs Modernism 2007
The Museum of California Design will present "The California Modernism of Architectural Pottery,"an exhibition of the revolutionary modernist products of this groundbreaking California company at Palm Springs Modernism 2007. Whenever you see a white cylindrical planter at an office building, a bank or a gasoline station you are experiencing one of the consequences of a California design revolution: the introduction of large format modernist ceramic vessels by Architectural Pottery.
Palm Springs Modernism 2007 will feature more than seventy-five noted national and international decorative and fine arts dealers presenting all design movements of the 20th Century: Saturday, February 17, 10 to 6 PM ~ Sunday February 18, 12 to 5 PM
The Preview Gala, Friday, February 16, 2007, 6 to 9 PM, will benefit the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation: 760-837-7117 or www.pspf.net
Palm Springs Convention Center
277 N. Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Information: 954-563-6747 or 708-366-2710
Museum of California Design
Honoring Architectural Pottery:
|The Museum of California Design's 2006 California Design Award will honor Architectural Pottery. This companys extraordinary contributions to American design are visible whenever you go to a commercial building, a bank, a gasoline station -- and many mid-century modern homes -- and see a large, unadorned white cylindrical planter. Architectural Pottery introduced these and other quintessentially modern shapes to the American built landscape when it was established in 1950. They were in production until 1985.
The impact of Architectural Pottery was felt from the companys inception: Designs from its first catalog were selected for the New York Museum of Modern Arts 1951 Good Design Exhibition. Architects, landscape architects and interior designers were the companys principal customers. For example, Welton Becket Associates, architects of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, specified 200 Architectural Pottery pieces for the building and grounds when the hotel opened in 1957.
The 2006 California Design Award will celebrate the founders of Architectural Pottery, Max Lawrence and his late wife Rita, and the company's designers. Architectural Potterys first radical designs were developed in a class taught by LaGardo Tackett and then executed by Tackett, John Follis, Rex Goode and others. In addition to Max Lawrence, awards will be presented to Architectural Pottery designers Raul Coronel, David Cressey, Douglas Deeds and Malcolm Leland and the company's graphic artist Jayme Odgers. The award for the late John Follis, who designed the companys award-winning logo, will be accepted by his son, Grant Follis.
|Frances Anderton, host of 89.9 KCRW host of radios DnA: Design and Architecture, will present the awards. Anderton is the Los Angeles Editor for Dwell magazine and a contributor to the New York Times.
The Museum of California Designs director, Bill Stern, will be the master of ceremonies.
Join us, and our honorees, for hors doeuvres and drinks in Bel-Air,California, from 3 to 6 PM on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006. The Silent Auction features vintage items, including original Architectural Pottery, and contemporary goods and services.
A very limited number of tickets to the Benefit are available at $100 each ($65 tax-deductible).
Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased in advance: Valet parking will be provided and the venue is handicapped accessible.
Reserve tickets by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 323.930-2700
Mail a check to Museum of California Design, P.O. Box 361370, Los Angeles, California 90036
For MasterCard or Visa payment print out this form and mail it to the above address.
|Our Summer 2005 Benefit and Silent Auction
honored designer Charles Hollis Jones.
The Museum of California Design’s Summer Benefit was held on Sunday, June 5, 2005 at one of California’s architectural treasures, Lloyd Wright’s extraordinary Sowden House in Los Angeles’ Los Feliz neighborhood. This landmark 1926 Mayan Revival home was recently refurbished by its current owner Xorin Balbes, whose generosity made it possible for MOCAD's fundraiser to take place there.
We thank our sponsors, volunteers, donors, guests and other participants for making this event a great success.
|Mr. Xorin Balbes|