Desk and chair, c. 1938
Kem Weber (1889-1963)
Satinwood, primavera, chrome, aluminum, resin, leather
Photo © 2011 Museum Associates/LACMA
On view March 29, 2014 to July 6, 2014
Located in the: Special Exhibition Galleries
More than 200 examples of mid-century modern design reveal the distinctive role California had in shaping material culture from 1930-1965. Featuring a diverse array of furniture, textiles, fashion, industrial and graphic design, ceramics, jewelry, metalwork, film and architecture, this exhibition celebrates the innovation and pervasiveness of mid-century modern design. The work of legendary designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Richard Neutra, and Greta Magnusson Grossman are explored, as is the sociological and geographical context which gave rise to this unprecedented design movement. Organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), this exhibition is the first major study of California mid-century modern design.
Support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.