||Fantastic Mid-Century Modern Show in Oakland: Nor Cal Must See!
Joined: Mar 29, 2002
|Posted: 2008-06-15 3:50 pm  Permalink|
It's called "Birth of the Cool": California Art, Design, and Culture at Midcentury and it's at the Oakland Museum of California thru Aug. 17th. No tiki (save for a Shag book in the gift shop), but fantastic photos of architecture, paintings, furniture, and more.
Don't miss it!
Joined: Jul 07, 2005
From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
|Posted: 2008-06-15 9:24 pm  Permalink|
This looks great! Thanks for the heads up, Martiki.
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Apr 02, 2002
From: SF bay area, CA
|Posted: 2008-06-16 11:20 am  Permalink|
The exhibition "catalog" book is also highly recommended. In overall heft and content it has a closer resemblance to the BOT than the typical show catalog. The book is on Amazon and places like that (under "Birth of the Cool"), with a nice Karl Benjamin painting on the cover.
Joined: Jun 20, 2003
From: Island Oasis Backyard (So Cal)
|Posted: 2008-06-24 07:02 am  Permalink|
The book is close to being out of print. Get one if you can at Oakland.
The exhibition will go to Austin, TX next.
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Feb 18, 2003
From: Bay Area
|Posted: 2008-07-07 11:31 am  Permalink|
I'm going to go to the exhibit this Saturday. I hope to get some ideas for decorating my soon-to-be new condo (fingers crossed!) probably after I'll make my way to Conga, TV and/or FI.
PM me if you are interested in meeting me there.