A drive through the streets of Los Angeles is a drive into the world of design inspiration. Please join A+D Museum in celebrating the opening of Windshield Perspective the evening of Thursday, May 16th at 6.00pm.
Windshield Perspective looks at the short yet dense stretch of Beverly Boulevard from Normandie to Virgil. The car’s windshield is both a lens and a shield – a screen which acts much like a magnifying glass to clarify the view and as a scrim to obscure the sights. A drive along Beverly is like hundreds, if not thousands, of daily journeys through the city’s landscape. The boulevard, in its apparent bleakness, is easily dismissed as “nowhere.” But a choreographed drive, created within the Museum, reveals the very essence of the city: messy, disorderly, impromptu, vital, and loved. Windshield Perspective will be an urban journey, providing a way of seeing and a sight to be seen.
Windshield Perspective is part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.
The automobile arguably defines the built environment of postwar Southern California. Windshield Perspective investigates the role of L.A.’s car culture in shaping the urban landscape through a case study of a dense and lively commuter thoroughfare. Using maps, film footage, photographs, and plans, the exhibition presents the experiential point of view created by the windshield as well as close studies of buildings too often overlooked when passing by in a car.
Windshield Perspective is part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. This collaboration, initiated by the Getty, brings together several local arts institutions for a wide-ranging look at the postwar built environment of the city as a whole, from its famous residential architecture to its vast freeway network, revealing the city’s development and ongoing impact in new ways. Pacific Standard Time Presents is an initiative of the Getty.
On View: May 17th - July 9th, 2013
Opening Reception: May 16th
Cal Poly LA Metro Program and A+D Museum are pleased to present 'Collective Form: The National Library of Israel' a lecture with architect, urbanist and scholar Rafi Segal. Rafi Segal received his Ph.D. from Princeton University, and his M.Sc and B.Arch from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
Please join us for Segal's presentation of a series of projects that deal with the intersection of architecture and urbanism, including his most recent winning competition entry for the National Library of Israel.
You are invited to join a tour of A+D Museum’s exhibition ‘Windshield Perspective’ with exhibition curator Greg Goldin Saturday June 2nd at 11:00am, A+D Museum.
Windshield Perspective takes the most common of Los Angeles experiences, a typical drive along a typical boulevard, and distills and exposes the multiple layers of visual impressions that are continually cast off yet usually ignored from the urban landscape that lines the roadway. Windshield Perspective is about the decorative, architectural, historical, and natural elements that comprise a single stretch of an overlooked boulevard. It is about seeing the city with its veil lifted.
Admission: FREE with Museum admission + RSVP
A+D’s URBAN HIKES: FORGOTTEN LA is a unique series of tours devoted to the exploration and celebration of sometimes-forgotten parts of Los Angeles, providing enriching views into individual neighborhoods. Join A+D Museum Sunday June 9th at 11am for a special URBAN HIKE exploring the vital stretch of Beverly Boulevard covered in the exhibition—a typical but ‘not so typical’ boulevard. The hike will be led by Mike the Poet Sonsken with special guests Todd Erlandson and Lara Hoad, Principals, (M)Arch Studio, the exhibition design firm for Windshield Exhibition.
Admission: $20 Individual, $5 Students w/valid ID, $10 A+D Members
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Join A+D Museum for a conversation with portrait photographer Katherine Sheehan Tuesday June 25th from 6 - 8pm. Ms. Sheehan contributed to Windshield Perspective with an introspective visual survey of the Faces of the Boulevard. She photographed community members of this short but dense stretch of Beverly from Normandie to Vigil that is the feature of our exhibition. Her lens celebrates this vital neighborhood that is otherwise unseen and unknown.
Admission: $15 Individual, $7 Students w/ valid ID, A+D Members FREE
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