Elizabeth Smith on Case Study Architecture: A Chapter in Mid-Century Modernism

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Where

Livestream

When

Wednesday January 13, 2021
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Where

Livestream

When

Wednesday January 13, 2021
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Price: Free

Price: Free

Image: Elizabeth Smith. Photo by Craig Boyko for the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.


As part of our virtual Public Programs series, join Elizabeth Smith, author of Case Study Houses: The Complete CSH Program (2002) and Case Study Houses (2006), for an online presentation of 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.


ABOUT ELIZABETH SMITH

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.


ABOUT PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM PUBLIC PROGRAMS SERIES

Palm Springs Art Museum is pleased to present “Public Programs,” a new series highlighting our exhibitions and collection. The museum will regularly host talks, lectures, discussions, exhibition tours, studio visits, and more, featuring prominent voices in the fields of art, architecture, and design--all accessible from your home. Join us to see art through the eyes of artists, architects, curators and others.

 

This special lecture, originally planned for March 2019, will be offered free of charge. Please join for this talk and a question & answer session with our guest speaker following. The event will be live streamed, and can also be watched for one week.