Modern California Design 

When:
Thu 24 Oct 2013,  5.30pm–5.50pm (floortalk) &: 6pm–7pm (lecture)
Where:
Ngā Toi І Arts Te Papa, Level 5 & Te Marae, Level 4
Cost:
Free entry
Type:
Talk 

Wendy Kaplan, visiting from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and curator Justine Olsen discuss the enduring influence of some of the icons of mid 20th-century Californian design.

Floortalk: 5.30pm–5.50pm
Join Justine and Wendy for a floortalk in the Being Modern gallery of Ngā Toi І Arts Te Papa, Level 5.

Being Modern – view works on display

Lecture: 6pm–7pm
Wendy Kaplan presents ‘California Design, 1930–1965: ‘Living in a Modern Way’ – a talk that highlights the impact of California's artists, craftspeople, and designers on the products, furnishings, and houses of mid 20th-century America.
Te Marae, Level 4.

Wendy Kaplan

Wendy Kaplan
Wendy Kaplan is Department Head and Curator, Decorative Arts and Design, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). She co-curated the exhibition California Design, 1930–1965: Living in a Modern Way, which was recently on display at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

Wendy is a leading expert on late 19th to mid 20th-century design. Her most publication is The Arts & Crafts Movement in Europe and America: Design for the modern world (2004), She has received many fellowships, notably the Rome Prize at the American Academy in Rome.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

California Design at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki