The Agenda: A+D Museum Grand Re-Opening, St. Frank Mini Shop, And Women In ArchitectureAuthor:Allison McCarthy
The local company known for authentic prints, textiles, and home goods crafted by artisans from around the world is growing exponentially, and while their forthcoming flagship is under construction, they’ve converted their old offices into an expertly curated mini boutique. Shop the showroom, and while you’re at it, check out St. Frank’s newly launched linen collection.
When: Monday–Friday, 10 am-6pm; Saturday–Sunday, 10 am-4pm
Where: 3675 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
This week, right as NPR is discussing women in architecture, AIA San Diego is screening A Girl Is A Fellow Here, about the 100 women employed at Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous studio. Way ahead of his time when no other firms were hiring women, Wright did so in droves, giving them the training and opportunity to pursue successful careers in the industry.
When: Wednesday, 6pm, 7/1
Where: Gensler, 225 Broadway, Suite 1600, San Diego
With a curated collection of goods by Napa Valley interior designer Dione Carston, this new addition to Cairdean Estate’s mini complex is the perfect place to outfit your home with one-of-a-kind finds. From apparel and home decor to kitchen wares and handcrafted jewelry, this is a one-stop-shop for timeless classics that few others will have. Carston sources often limited-edition objets d’art from around the world, including Quamta leather goods from South Africa and wool throws from Scotland.
When: Open 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Cairdean Estate, 3111 St. Helena Hwy. North, St. Helena
The Architecture and Design Museum’s big annual gala comes just in time for the reopening of its new space in downtown LA. A return to its roots, the museum fills out a warehouse in DTLA’s burgeoning arts district. And the theme of this year’s gala couldn’t be more appropriate—that a well-designed space expresses the relationship to its site, neighbors, and occupants both creatively and functionally.
When: Saturday, 7pm-11pm, 6/27
Where: 900 East Fourth Street, Los Angeles
If you’re looking for a little historical context while vacationing in the American Riviera, sign up for one of Santa Barbara’s twice weekly architecture walking tours. On Saturdays, get the scoop on the influence of Spanish and Mexican settlers on the city’s unique architectural style and see how the big guns like Julia Morgan left their mark. Sunday’s tours look at how the town was reborn post-1925 earthquake, including famous murals, La Arcada Court, and the iconic State Street.
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 10am
Where: Saturday: City Hall steps at De La Guerra Plaza; Sunday: downtown public library courtyard at Anapamu St., Santa Barbara
In the first major survey of 19th-century painter J.M.W. Turner’s work, you’ll have the chance to see the great English artist’s late period in a series of works exploring themes of nature, history, and religion. From renowned works like Snow Storm to a rare series depicting Dido and Aeneas, you’ll be awed by more than 60 oil paintings and watercolors. Audiences will also have the chance to experience some of the masterpieces featured in Mike Leigh’s critically acclaimed film Mr. Turner firsthand.
When: Through Sunday, 9/20
Where: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco
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