The Agenda: LEGENDS, Art Market, And Bonhams Auction


Design Showcase

Legends of La Cienega

The windows at La Cienega Design Quarter are about to take on a new life for the seventh annual LEGENDS (check out our sneak peek here). During the three-day design extravaganza, 57 designers from around the country put their stamps on shops, galleries, and showrooms. This year’s insightful theme sheds light on where the designers’ muses dwell.    

When: Wednesday, 5/6–Friday, 5/8 

Where: Various venues, La Cienega Design Quarter, West Hollywood



Art Market

Now in its fifth year, San Francisco’s coolest contemporary and modern art fair is about to touch down at Fort Mason. Brace yourself for battling it out with the 20,000-plus other art enthusiasts looking to add to their collections. 

When: Wednesday, 4/29–Sunday, 5/3 

Where: Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, San Francisco

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Daybed at Bonhams, Courtesy of the Philip Glass House



Get your paddle hands ready in time for Bonhams’ latest design auction, lots replete with 20th century modernist pieces, including Ludwig Mies van der Rohe chairs and daybeds for Knoll International and Poul Henningsen’s now iconic artichoke lamp. 

When: 10am on Wednesday, 4/29 

Where: Bonhams, 7601 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles



Curator’s Choice: Miriam Wattles

Fans of Asian art have the chance to learn more about Japanese ukiyo-e (floating world picture) master Kobayashi Kiyochika when UC Santa Barbara professor Miriam Wattles takes to the podium. She’ll talk about the artist’s use of light and shadow in his prints and paintings of political satire and military propaganda. 

When: 2:30pm on Sunday, 5/3 

Where: Mary Craig Auditorium, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara



“California Dreaming”

Artists across the globe were called on to interpret SoCal culture in this juried show that will travel to three different locations in the US and abroad. Drawing from nearly 900 contemporary works in various mediums, the exhibit both challenges and reinforces the notion of the “California Dream.”

When: Through Sunday, 7/5

Where: Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside 

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