This week, you can: learn about living with wildfires; party at an architectural masterpiece; shop for architectural gifts; see the surreal naturalist art of Kevin Sloan; and study Sri Lanka’s history through millennia of art objects.
The Bob Baker Marionette Theater will close its current location in less than two months, after dazzling kids and adults with hand-made puppets for the past 55 years. The late founder and namesake of the company, Bob Baker, sold the building five years ago to a real estate developer.
This week: shop for design deals on La Cienega; see highlights from the Huntington’s Southern California architecture collection; check out Merion Estes’ fabric collages at CAFAM; admire Ai Weiwei’s expansive works all over LA; and chart the evolution of graphic design in California.
Attend a lecture by architect Mark Lee of Johnston Marklee; discuss how architecture can contribute to housing equity; see some of Otis College alumni and friends’ favorite things; celebrate 100 years of the LA Philharmonic; and explore public and private space in Echo Park by foot. And meet the graphic designer who is wild about Concorde.
This week, see 2018 student visions at SCI-Arc; hear Bucky Fuller’s daughter Allegra Fuller Snyder talk about her father’s legacy; find out how ballet and its graphics became a weapon in the Cold War; let loose at Santa Monica’s new architect-designed playground; check out Edmund de Waal’s sculptural response to the Schindler House; and get a canine reaction to art at dOGUMENTA.
This week, you can: appreciate the ice box (and more modern sustainable design practices); explore East Los Angeles though the lens of Rafael Cardenas; learn about landscaping for a safer California; go to an exhibition about activism in the architecture and design community; and see quilted crafts from an African American Punk Rocker
This week you can: learn about preserving landmarks core to the African American experience; see Tokyo through lenses past and present; see classic films where animation and music groove; get a sneak peak at the future of waterfront developments; and shop L.A.-branded products to support local designers and makers.