In response to evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) health concerns, Palm Springs Art Museum is postponing and rescheduling events, classes, and lectures through the end of March.
As part of our speaker series, Elizabeth A. T. Smith, author of Case Study House: 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.
Image: Elizabeth Smith. Photo by Craig Boyko for the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.
Free admission. Limited capacity. First come, first served.