Feb 25, 2017
Daniell Cornell, PhD, The Donna and Cargill MacMillan Jr., Director of Art at Palm Springs Art Museum, will give a preview presentation of the Museums upcoming exhibition, Living Architecture: Lina Bo Bardi and Albert Frey opening September 2017 as part of the Getty-led initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. The Museums contribution is an unprecedented exploration of two visionary architects who critically expanded the meaning and practice of modern architecture. Bo Bardi (19141992) emigrated from Italy to Brazil in 1946 and Frey (19031998) from Switzerland to the United States in 1930.
Though the two did not meet, Bo Bardi translated Freys treatise In Search of a Living Architecture for Domus, and their personal and professional odysseys are representative of the emergence of So Paulo and Southern California as architectural and cultural laboratories in the middle of the 20th century. They each created modernist houses, furniture, public buildings and approaches to urban design that move beyond strict rationalism to embrace the social and environmental contexts specific to their adoptive homes in Brazil and Southern California. Both shared a belief in architecture as a way to connect people, nature, building and living.
As they embraced modern technologies, they responded to the climate and terrain of the local environment and the people whose personal and social experiences were touched by those conditions.
LA/LA : A Celebration Beyond Borders consists of numerous exhibitions exploring Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, at over 70 museums, organizations and institutions in Southern California. It runs from September 2017 thru January 2018. For more information on the exhibition, please visit psmuseum.org.
The entrance to the Annenberg Theater is located behind the Annenberg Theater Box Office adjacent to the museum's North Parking Lot.