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Tiki Central Forums Beyond Tiki Fantastic Mid-Century Modern Show in Oakland: Nor Cal Must See!
Fantastic Mid-Century Modern Show in Oakland: Nor Cal Must See!
martiki
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Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 3058
From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
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.

http://museumca.org/exhibit/exhi_cool.html

Don't miss it!


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Haole'akamai
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 2272
From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2008-06-15 9:24 pm   Permalink

This looks great! Thanks for the heads up, Martiki.

 
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aquarj
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Joined: Apr 02, 2002
Posts: 1083
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.

-Randy


 
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BettyBleu
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Joined: Jun 20, 2003
Posts: 225
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.


 
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dangergirl299
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Joined: Feb 18, 2003
Posts: 893
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.



 
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