Big Week For Sturges and Sheats-Goldstein Houses

Big news for two LA architectural landmarks this week.

LACMA has just announced receipt of a gift of the famed Sheats-Goldstein residence owned by James Goldstein, designed by LA’s most inventive midcentury architect, John Lautner.

And this weekend the Sturges House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, with construction overseen by John Lautner, will be sold at auction.

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Verde Xchange features Frank Gehry and Eric Garcetti on the LA River, a talk about the “most sustainable building in the world”; Art LA opens while museums and Broadway theaters offer art and culture for free; Catherine Opie talks at the Hammer about her photos of Elizabeth Taylor’s wardrobe; leading LA graphic designers push the press. That’s all this week in design events from DnA.

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Puss Puss throws a party, Architects discuss the art of designing performing arts – and science – centers, Frances Stark survey comes to end, a party to greet a cross-country Citibiker, director Eric Bricker talks about Julius Shulman’s Visual Acoustics — that’s your week in design events from DnA.

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DnA Goes to CES

DnA goes to CES for the first time and meets Girl Scouts, takes a (skeptical) tour of the Internet of Things, and considers sustainability as well as the convergence of art and technology with Adrian Grenier and others in the Dell space.

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She Runs a City, One Hour at a Time

Chris Burden’s gigantic kinetic sculpture Metropolis II attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to LACMA each year. It attracts media attention. It also attracts dust. That’s where art conservator Alison Walker comes in. Gideon Brower reports.

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