In conjunction with the exhibition Carefree California, Catherine Opie photographs two homes designed by Cliff May as they appear today.
Author: Bill Davenport
The first major exhibition based on the work of Cliff May, the designer who popularized the ranch house and made it an icon of casual California living in the post-war era. Co-curated by Jocelyn Gibbs, Curator of the AD&A Museum’s Architecture and Design Collection, and historian Nicholas Olsberg.
Explores the legacy of pioneering Southern California venues for contemporary art: the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Pasadena Art Museum, which developed the strategy of exhibiting the work of local artists alongside the work of influential modern and contemporary artists from other parts of the United States and Europe.
A concentration of five French seventeenth-century paintings in the first of a series of small displays of art called “Object Lessons.” This inaugural grouping is mounted on the occasion of the loan of Nicolas Poussin’s The Holy Family Returning to Nazareth from the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Julien’s ambitious nine-screen video installation explores the movement of people across countries and continents and meditates on unfinished journeys.
The eccentric work of Holly Roberts, who takes original photographs and repurposes them to create illustrative stories with figures and animals.
A look at the rich history of American photography by artists working in the 1870s-1970s, drawn from MOPA’s permanent collection.
Specimens of native California gold and gold rush memorabilia from the collection of Dona and Wayne Leicht of Laguna Beach. Including The Mojave Nugget, the largest ever found in California.