5 Design Things To Do This Week

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Your week in design events from DnA.

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1. Doug Suisman: Los Angeles Boulevard: Eight X-Rays of the Body Public

When Doug Suisman first published his “pamphlet” on eight Los Angeles thoroughfares his goal was to “celebrate the boulevards of Los Angeles as vital thoroughfares worthy of spatial, historical, and cultural analysis.” 25 years later the book has been republished (by ORO Editions), and this Saturday Doug will talk about his findings then and now at an event hosted by the Society of Architectural Historians at Santa Monica’s downtown central library.

When: Saturday January 31, 2015; 1:00 PM

Where: Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium at the Santa Monica Central Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica

Tickets: Free and open to the public; seating based on a first-come, first-served basis.

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2. Peter Shire in Conversation with KCRW’s Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

Head to A+D Museum this Tuesday, where KCRW art critic Hunter Drohojowska-Philp will lead a discussion with irrepressible LA artist Peter Shire. Hear about how his installations integrate architecture, art and design to create his signature style.

Plus, later this week A+D Museum will host a lecture with architect Hagy Belzberg (whose projects include LAMOTH, discussed on this DnA). Click here for more information.

When: Tuesday January 27, 2015 6:30-8:30 PM

Where: A+D Museum; 6032 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles

Tickets: $10 for the public; $5 for A+D Members. Click here for tickets.

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3. L.A. is the new…A Panel Discussion with Marwan Al-Sayed and Billy Cotton, moderated by Mayer Rus 

Head to the new LA><Art><Design Space where Mayer Rus, the witty West Coast editor of Architectural Digest, will moderate a panel that will assess L.A.’s significance on the design scene with architect Marwan Al-Sayed and industrial designer Billy Cotton.

When: Wednesday January 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Where: 7000 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA

Tickets: RSVP to rsvp@laxart.org and let them know that “DnA” informed you of the event.

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Image by Michael Murphy

4. Modernism for the Masses: Richard Neutra’s Drive-In Church

This Saturday, join Docomomo US and Docomomo US/SoCal for a tour, lecture and reception at Christ Cathedral (formally Chrystal Cathedral) in Garden Grove; the focus will be on Richard Neutra’s 1961 Arboretum and 1968 Tower of Hope, which were both restored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. The signature Philip Johnson cathedral is undergoing renovation, by Johnson Fain and Rios Clementi Hale Studios.

When: Saturday January 31, 2015 from 1:00-5:00 PM

Where: Christ Cathedral; 13280 Chapman Avenue, Garden Grove

Tickets: $25 for Docomomo members; $30 for the public. Click here for tickets.

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5. Art Fairs! Art Los Angeles Contemporary+ LA Art Book Fair 

In case you haven’t gotten your fix of art fairs recently, there are two you can check out this weekend. Art Contemporary Los Angeles returns to Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar where both blue chip and emerging galleries from around the world will showcase their work.

You can also head east  to the Arts District/Little Tokyo where the popular L.A. Art Book Fair comes again to the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. There you can find “artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by over 250 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers.”

Art Los Angeles Contemporary

When: January 29, 2015-February 1, 2015

Where: The Barker Hangar; 3021 Airport Avenue #203, Santa Monica

Tickets: Click here for tickets.

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L.A. Art Book Fair

When: January 30-February 1, 2015 

Where: The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA; 152 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles

Tickets: Free and open to the public.

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