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january, 2021

06jan5:00 pm6:00 pmElizabeth Smith on Case Study Architecture: A Chapter in Mid-Century Modernism5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Your Computer, Palm Springs 92263Event Categories:Educational,Museum Events

Event Details

  • Palm Springs Art Museum is pleased to present Public Programs, a new series highlighting our exhibitions and collection. On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the museum will present Elizabeth Smith on Case Study Architecture: A Chapter in Mid-Century Modernism.
  • As part of our speaker series, Elizabeth Smith, author of Case Study Houses: The Complete CSH Program (2002) and Case Study Houses (2006), will address this exceptional and innovative chapter in the history of American architecture. Spearheaded by Arts & Architecture magazine and centered in the Los Angeles area, the Case Study House Program sought to generate prototype modern homes that could be both easily replicated and readily affordable during the years of the post-World War II building boom. Several of Southern California’s most iconic modern houses were built under the aegis of the program.
  • Smith is Executive Director of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, based in New York. Previously, she was Executive Director, Curatorial Affairs, at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto; Chief Curator and Deputy Director of Programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago; and Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. While at MOCA she curated the 1989 exhibition Blueprints for Modern Living: History and Legacy of the Case Study Houses. She has curated, published, and lectured widely on a variety of topics in contemporary art and architecture.
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Time

(Wednesday) 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location

Your Computer

Palm Springs 92263

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