Visiting curator: Wendy Kaplan from LACMA

Wendy Kaplan is Department Head and Curator, Decorative Arts and Design, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). 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.

Wendy Kaplan.

Wendy will be in Wellington next week, and will be presenting two talks at Te Papa.

Arts & Crafts in America

When: Wed 23 Oct 2013, 2pm–3pm

Where: Soundings Theatre, Level 2, Te Papa 

Cost: Friends of Te Papa $10, public $15 (includes free parking)

The Arts and Crafts movement transformed American attitudes toward design, the home, and work, emphasising how to make objects and live with them. Decorative objects from the period – an immensely popular era of American art – continue to be much sought after as collectibles.

To book your ticket, email or phone (04) 381 7051. Your ticket includes free parking.

California Design, 1930–1965: ‘Living in a Modern Way’

When: Thursday 24 Oct 2013, 6pm–7pm

Where: Te Marae, Level 4.

Cost: FREE

Wendy Kaplan discusses the impact of California’s artists, craftspeople, and designers on the products, furnishings, and houses of mid 20th-century America.

Prior to her lecture, Wendy will join Te Papa curator Justine Olsen in the exhibition  Ngā Toi І Arts Te Papa at 5.30pm to discuss the enduring influence of some of the icons of mid 20th-century Californian design.

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