Decorative objects from the period – an immensely popular era of American art – continue to be much sought after as collectibles. Lisa Dennison, LACMA Curator Wendy Kaplan and LACMA Curator Stephanie Barron attend LACMA 2018 Collectors Committee Breakfast and Curator Presentations at LACMA on April 21, 2018 in Los Angeles,... Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images Guest: In all, eight of ten nominated works were acquired; all eight will eventually be on view at LACMA. Photo by Gideon Brower/KCRW Have you ever wondered how an artwork winds up in the collection of a museum? Every spring, the members meet for a weekend of events: dinners at private homes, a showing of possible new acquisitions and a gala auction and dinner at the museum. Subscribe. Subscribe. Right away, Kaplan wanted the kitchen -- known as the. For Kaplan, the star of the show was a small modular kitchen that Perriand had designed in late 1940s for Le Corbusier’s iconic. Members of DA² work with Decorative Arts and Design curators to acquire 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century objects for LACMA's collection. Ted Bosley and Wendy Kaplan attend the LACMA 50th Anniversary Gala sponsored by Christie's at LACMA on April 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. @GideonLA, Host: housing development in Marseille. Organized by Wendy Kaplan (curator and head of LACMA's Decorative Arts and Design department) and Staci Steinberger (assistant curator of Decorative Arts and Design), “Found in Translation” focuses on the centuries-long … Wendy Kaplan has been Department Head and Curator, Decorative Arts and Design, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) since 2001. Frances Anderton, Producers: All the works presented this past April were by women artists (and by coincidence all the nominating curators were women as well). Search. Accompanying a major exhibition, California Design, 1930–1965: “Living in a Modern Way" … Wendy Kaplan has been at LACMA since 2001. They also purchased artworks by Lisa Reihana, Huma Bhabha, Anne Truitt, Farideh Lashai, Luchita Hurtado and Luisa Roldan. Los Angeles County Museum of Art No preview available - 2014 California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way Wendy Kaplan , Glenn Adamson No preview available - 2011 Design in California and Mexico, 1915-1985: Found in Translation by Kaplan, Wendy [Editor]; Steinberger, Staci [Contributor]; Chamberlain Brach, Abbey [Contributor]; Eggener, Keith [Contributor]; Josten, Jennifer [Contributor]; and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.com. 2020 DA² Acquisitions. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1980. Think of it like a dating show that matches wealthy donors with curators and the objects they desire. It’s an early example of a kitchen that has been designed for ease-of-use. Have you ever wondered how an artwork winds up in the collection of a museum? The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, or LACMA, has an innovative approach to buying expensive pieces. Sneak Peek: Conservation of Posters for PST LA/LA. California Design, 1930–1965: ‘Living in a Modern Way’, © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 2021. Wendy Kaplan is Department Head and Curator, Decorative Arts and Design, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Among its innovations, it has built-in cabinets. French furniture and interiors designer Charlotte Perriand. Avishay Artsy, Taking pride in LA’s LGBT Center; getting the goods at LACMA. Nobody is renouncing anything in “California Design,” organized by Wendy Kaplan, who heads the department of decorative arts and design at LACMA, and Bobbye Tigerman, a curator in the department. Letters and packages could be delivered from outside the apartment right into a kitchen cabinet, and ice could be delivered directly into the back of the icebox. Search form. Search. Last fall, Wendy Kaplan fell in love. Kaplan, the head of the Decorative Arts and Design department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, went to see a New York gallery show of work by the early modernist. It wasn’t the … Among its innovations, it has built-in cabinets. Wendy is a leading expert on late 19th to mid 20th-century design, and one of the co-curators of California Design, 1930–1965: Living in a Modern Way, which was recently on display at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. KCRW stands by our mission to serve our community in all the ways we can during this difficult time. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! He suffered no artifice...lives unabashedly, and gave deeply and generously to help his friends and causes. “But in reality we are a very collegial bunch.”, “It doesn't matter how great your piece is, how great your presentation is. Gideon Brower reports for DnA on the Collectors Committee annual fundraiser, and how curator Wendy Kaplan was able to garner a 70 year-old Charlotte Perriand kitchen for the museum. Letters and packages could be delivered from outside the apartment right into a kitchen cabinet, and ice could be delivered directly into the back of the icebox. During the gala dinner hosted by committee chair Ann Colgin (with help from LACMA trustee Ryan Seacrest, of “American Idol” fame), the members and their guests voted to buy the Perriand kitchen and the collection of African-American quilts. Previously, she held curatorial positions at the Wolfsonian-Florida International University in Miami, Glasgow Museums in Scotland, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Search. It's at the whim of the Collectors Committee,” adds Costume and Textiles department head Sharon Takeda. Over the 33 years of its existence, the committee has spent more than 46 million dollars to buy 238 items for the museum. Search form. July 26, 2017. “That's what I think makes it so exciting and a little stressful for curators.”. Discover stories from Te Papa’s experts, including curators, scientists, historians, collection managers, and educators. Living in a Modern ... Los Angeles County Museum of Art, October 1, 2011 - June 3, 2012; California Design, 1930–1965: "Living in a Modern Way" Tokyo, Japan, The National Art Center, Tokyo, March 20, 2013 - June 3, 2013; GO. © 2021 KCRW All Rights Reserved. Takeda’s choice was a group of five quilts by African-American artists dating from the early 1940s to 1992. As for the curators, they’re busy looking for new items for the Collectors Committee to buy next year. “We've been building our African textile collection with Kuba cloths and Mbuti barkcloths,” says Takeda. Kaplan, Wendy, ed. The Arts & Crafts Movement in Europe & America is the book of the LACMA show and consists of eight chapters by experts in their respective fields, co-ordinated by Wendy Kaplan who has been responsible for at least three previous mammoth multi-author tomes and is … Bobbye Tigerman . Furious patrons fought back, and their spontaneous demonstrations launched a... LACMA curator Wendy Kaplan poses with the Charlotte Perriand-designed kitchen. GO. Frances Anderton, Bobbye Tigerman . She is a leading expert on late 19th to mid 20th-century design, and one of the co-curators of California Design, 1930–1965: Living in a Modern Way, which was recently on display at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. The modern hostess could stand in her kitchen, socializing while serving her guests through a pass-through window into the rest of the apartment. LA Pride takes place this weekend and among those celebrating will be the new residents of the LA LGBT Center. Photo by Gideon Brower/KCRW. Perriand (1903-1999) is best known for her collaboration with the architect Le Corbusier. Organized by Wendy Kaplan (curator and head of LACMA's Decorative Arts and Design department) and Staci Steinberger (assistant curator of Decorative Arts and Design), “Found in Translation” focuses on the centuries-long cultural exchange between Mexico and California. Photo by Gideon Brower/KCRW. She looked for examples that could stand on their own in a museum context, next to a modernist painting, for example. Previously, she held curatorial positions at the Wolfsonian-Florida International University in Miami, Glasgow Museums in Scotland and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. And, If at this time you are in a position to support our efforts, please consider making a donation. Salute to California: 50 Years of Fashion, 1930-1980. We are here to provide you with local news, public health information, music for your spirit, and cultural connection. It’s an early example of a kitchen that has been designed for ease-of-use. Made in L.A. Streaming music, news & culture from KCRW Santa Monica, Live streaming music, news & culture from KCRW Santa Monica, LACMA’s Unframed blog: Acquisitions from the 33rd Collectors Committee Weekend, ‘A Momentous Weekend’: LACMA’s High-Stakes Collectors Committee Event Raises $2.4 M., Acquires Eight Works. The California Design book, edited by Wendy Kaplan, is the first comprehensive study of mid-century modern California design to offer new ideas about the furniture, ceramics, graphic and industrial design, architecture, metalwork, textiles, and fashion produced in the Golden State. “The icebox, I have to show you the icebox!” exclaimed Wendy Kaplan, curator and department head for decorative arts and design. Wendy Kaplan . The museum lacks a dedicated endowment for acquisitions, so Kaplan turned to a group of patrons and donors called the Collectors Committee to help bring the kitchen to Los Angeles. Unframed is supported in part by LACMA's Director's Circle. Led by Wendy Kaplan, curator and department head, Decorative Arts and Design, DA² members participate in an annual meeting and enjoy other special programs. Bobbye Tigerman . At a presentation prior to the dinner, curators get just five minutes to make a case for each item. “So I thought this was kind of a natural progression.”. ... Wendy Kaplan . According to Wendy Kaplan of LACMA, which owns one of the kitchens, Le Corbusier asked her to take charge of designing the kitchens and apartment furnishings for L’Unité d’Habitation. Get … “Somebody called it the curatorial gladiator contest, which is funny,” says Kaplan, who nominated the Perriand kitchen for purchase this year. Wendy Kaplan is Department Head and Curator, Decorative Arts and Design, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). ... Wendy Kaplan . Wendy Kaplan Department Head and Curator, Decorative Arts and Design at Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles, California 130 connections -- for LACMA’s permanent collection. There, they review a slate of artworks nominated by LACMA’s various departments and decide which ones to purchase with their pooled donations. Maeder, Edward. Right away, Kaplan wanted the kitchen -- known as the cuisine-bar Marseille -- for LACMA’s permanent collection. Curated by: Wendy Kaplan and Staci Steinberger Exhibition schedule: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, September 17, 2017–April 1, 2018 Exhibition catalogue: Wendy Kaplan, ed., Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985: Found in Translation , exh. 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