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CA Modernism Symposium at the Mingei

Recently, I mentioned the A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Ackerman exhibition happening at the Mingei in Balboa Park, San Diego. Well, this weekend, there’s going to be a symposium on CA Modernism, at the Mingei.

“Topics ranging from “The California Design Aesthetic” to “Heath Ceramics” and “San Diego Designer-Craftsmen at Mid-Century” will be presented by respected authorities including exhibition curators Jo Lauria and Dale Carolyn Gluckman, San Diego collectors and modernism website founders Dave Hampton (ObjectsUSA) and Keith York (ModernSanDiego.com) and the owners of Heath Ceramics, Catherine Bailey and Robin Petravic. Gerard O’Brien, whose Reform Gallery in Los Angeles specializes in twentieth century decorative and fine art from the post-war period, with a concentration on California design, will present Julius Schulman’s photographs of the gallery’s 2005 exhibition “California Design 1956-1976,” and discuss the wide array of production and hand-crafted design that was part of that show. “

It sounds really interesting and I’m definitely planning on attending, plus just getting a chance to look at the exhibit again will be great. It costs $25 for members and students, and $35 for non members. Reservations, call 619-239-0003 ext 405- click here for more info.

Hopefully I’ll see some of you there! (here’s some more shots of the exhibition)



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