The Agenda: Coast Modern Film, Christopher Kennedy Home Store, and Made in L.A.



Coast Modern

In this stunning documentary, directors Mike Bernard and Gavin Froome travel along the Pacific North West coastline from LA to Vancouver showcasing the homes of West Coast Modernist Architecture pioneers. 

When: 6 – 9 p.m., Tues. 9/9

Where: Zinc Details, 1633 Fillmore St., San Francisco



Competing Utopias 

Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Neutra VDL Studio and the Wende Museum and Archive of the Cold War have broken ground with an experimental installation exploring two distinct design cultures. They sprouted on either side of a wall but somehow remain cohesively connected in telling the story of German design during the Cold War. 

When: Through Sat. 9/13

Where: Neutra VDL Research House, 2300 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles

Christopher Kennedy showroom, courtesy of Christopher Kennedy Inc.


Christopher Kennedy Home Store

Palm Springs interiors expert Christopher Kennedy will open the doors to his 3,000-square-foot showroom and design center this fall. Designed in Kennedy’s signature modern style, the retail space features concrete floors and grasscloth walls, which provide a clean, bright backdrop to his sculptural line of furniture. The showroom will also stock handpicked vintage finds, Kennedy’s lighting for Lamps Plus, and his popular Palm Springs Neighborhood candle line. 

When: Coming soon

Where: Christopher Kennedy, 1590 South Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs



San Diego Fall Show Home

Designed for homeowners at all stages of remodeling, landscaping, and decoration, this free, open-to-the-public home show will have hundreds of home improvement and landscaping exhibits, plus product demos and tips from the pros. 

When: Fri. 9/5 – Sun. 9/7

Where: San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Dr., San Diego

Piero Golia’s Untitled (Bus), photo by Joshua White


“Made in L.A. 2014”

It’s your last chance to see the biennial exhibit at the Hammer Museum, a comprehensive group show featuring the work of 35 Los Angeles artists across disciplines. Emphasizing emerging and under-recognized artists, the survey showcases painting, installation, photography, video, and live performance. Exhibit-related programming is coming to a close, but there’s still a chance to catch open rehearsals at James Kidd Studio and live film via KCHUNG TV. Ponder deconstruction at Piero Golia’s crushed public transit buses and contemplate a sixth dimension in Samara Golden’s mixed media environments.  

When: Through Sun. 9/7

Where: Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles



SFMOMA Topping Out Celebration

Tourists and locals alike are mourning the loss of the city’s SFMOMA while the museum undergoes extensive reconstruction. This week, museum staff and community leaders will celebrate will join art enthusiasts as cranes lift the highest beam into place on the building’s expanded steel outline. 

When: Noon – 2 p.m., Wed. 9/10

Where: Jessie Square Plaza (Mission Street between 3rd and 4th streets), San Francisco

Ed Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz, End of the Bucket of Tar with Speaker Trail No. 2, courtesy of OCMA


“The Avant-Garde Collection”

This exhibit visually defines the meaning of the avant-garde across five decades, using the museum’s acquisitions to illustrate how the meaning of the term has evolved in the art world over the years. In the 1960s, that meant using images from pop culture. Performance and installation meant innovation in the ’70s and new media was paramount in the ’80s. The 1990s got serious and examined identity politics and post-colonialism. Don’t miss the fascinating lesson in art history.  

When: Sun. 9/7 – Sun. 1/4/15

Where: Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Dr., Newport Beach 


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