Art Matters Lecture: The Architecture of Richard Neutra and the Eameses

Posted April 26, 2019

May 9, 2019: Join Santa Barbara Museum of Art for a lecture with Todd Cronan, Associate Professor of Art History at Emory University, titled What is Mid-Century Modern?: The Architecture of Richard Neutra and the Eameses.

Charles and Ray Eames inside their Strathmore Apartment designed by Richard Neutra.

Richard Neutra and the Eameses were two of the most powerful voices in modern architecture at mid-century. This talk will look at the evolving and complex relationship between Neutra and the Eameses, full of admiration but also strife. In the 1940s the Eameses lived in the Strathmore apartments designed by Neutra, and an architectural dialogue emerged between houses Case Study No. 8 and Neutra’s Case Study No. 20. Neutra and the Eameses traveled together in Germany in 1954 and tensions began to appear in the period that followed. This talk will address the stakes of their disagreement and how we might consider competing visions of architectural thinking at mid-century.

 

Event Details

What is Mid-Century Modern?: The Architecture of Richard Neutra and the Eameses
Thursday, May 9, 2019
4:30 – 6:00 pm

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Mary Craig Auditorium
1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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