Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985

Posted August 28, 2017

September 17, 2017 – April 1, 2018: Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985, is a groundbreaking exhibition at Los Angeles County Museum of Art about design dialogues between California and Mexico.

Image courtesy Roberto and Fernando Luna

This new exhibition at Los Angele County Museum of Art (LACMA) explores how modern and anti-modern design movements defined California and Mexico throughout the twentieth century. The show’s primary themes include Spanish Colonial Inspiration, Pre-Hispanic Revivals, Folk Art and Craft Traditions, and Modernism.

Half of the exhibit’s more than 250 objects represent architecture, conveyed through drawings, photographs, and films to illuminate the unique sense of place that characterized California’s and Mexico’s buildings. The other major focus is design: furniture, ceramics, metalwork, graphic design, and murals.

Placing prominent figures such as Richard Neutra, Luis Barragán, Charles and Ray Eames, and Clara Porset in a new context while also highlighting contributions of less familiar practitioners, Found in Translation is the first show to examine how interconnections between California and Mexico shaped the material culture of each place, influencing and enhancing how they presented themselves to the wider world.

 

Exhibition Details

Found in Translation
September 17, 2017 – April 1, 2018
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.