The Getty-spearheaded region-wide art celebration, Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945–1980, officially begins this October, and for the event, the entire living room of the Eames House, aka Case Study #8, is being reconstructed inside the Resnick Pavilion at LACMA. The living room (seen above) will be a part of LACMA’s ‘California Design, 1930-1965: “Living in a Modern Way”’ exhibit.
At The Agency, we believe great design can truly change your perspective on the world, and The Eames House is an excellent example of this notion. Built in 1945 by noted design duo Charles and Ray Eames, the home reflects their perception of a modern way of living that emphasized productivity and functionality. For the exhibit, the entire living room of the Eames House will be painstakingly moved and reinstalled to the exact proportions, and it will include all of the original furniture, floors, lighting and bookshelves and their contents.
A collaboration between the Getty Foundation and the Getty Research Institute, as well as art institutions all across Southern California, “Pacific Standard Time” documents the emergence of the Los Angeles art scene after World War II. More than 60 different cultural centers and museums will host exhibitions over a six month period, with free admission to the general public offered at a number of museums on October 2. More info at http://www.pacificstandardtime.org.