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  1. Modernist Set Design in Mid-Centery Cinema

    Modernist Set Design in Mid-Centery Cinema

    This three-part series, inspired by the museum's exhibition Masters of Mid-Century Modernism—Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman, will present three films that encapsulate the era of 1950s and '60s...

    06.30.09

  2. Urban China

    Jiang Jun, editor of Urban China magazine, and curator Benjamin Godsill of the New Museum introduce a dynamic multimedia presentation on the history of Urban China as well as the exhibition Urban...

    07.01.09

  3. Not New Work

    Not New Work

    San Francisco–based sculptor Vincent Fecteau culled through the museum's collection to present this exhibition of 25 rarely-seen artworks from artists such as Judy Chicago, Max Ernst, Richard...

    07.01.09

  4. The California Ranch House / A Talk by Alan Hess

    Architect and architecture critic for the San Jose Mercury News will lead a discussion about the history of the California ranch house vernacular. The presentation is offered in conjunction with...

    07.08.09

  5. The Big Parade / Los Angeles 2009

    The Big Parade / Los Angeles 2009

    The Big Parade is a two-day walk through Los Angeles led by Silver Lake resident and author Dan Koeppel, who has been climbing and investigating the city's many forgotten staircases for the past...

    07.17.09

  6. sound. at the Schindler House

    Seattle–based artists Climax Golden Twins and Los Angeles visual artist Steve Roden present a collaborative assemblage of sounds inspired by Schindler's architectural drawings and featuring...

    07.24.09

  7. Public Fruit Jam 2009

    Public Fruit Jam 2009

    Machine Project and Fallen Fruit Collective unite to present this communal jam-making session/workshop. Bring along your home-grown or public fruit and any clean, empty glass jars you have. At the...

    07.31.09

  8. Anthony Vidler with Architects Hitoshi Abe, Eric Owen Moss, Wolf Prix, and Others

    Historian and critic Anthony Vidler will discuss the work of both Schindler and Neutra, and will then preside over a panel discussion with architects Hitoshi Abe, Peter Cook, Eric Owen Moss, Thom...

    07.31.09

  9. Leaf Print Workshop with Mitsuru Koga

    Leaf Print Workshop with Mitsuru Koga

    Artist Mitsuru Koga will fly in from Japan to lead this workshop, which will take place over the course of two days. There are only eight spots available for each day, so make your reservation ASAP...

    08.04.09

  10. Malibu Public Beach Safari

    Tired of Zuma and Surfrider? Want to find and use the other beaches in Malibu? You're in luck: these safaris, conducted by the Los Angeles Urban Rangers, show you how to find, park, walk, picnic,...

    08.05.09

  11. Silverlake / Los Feliz Mid-Century Architecture Tour

    Silverlake / Los Feliz Mid-Century Architecture Tour

    The MAK Center will present its Architecture Tour 2009 by featuring seven mid-century residences dating from 1926 through 1964....

    08.06.09

  12. How to Make a Succulent Quilt

    How to Make a Succulent Quilt

    Denise King will be coordinating the construction of a “succulent quilt”, which will be made from donated plants and put on permanent display in the neighborhood. The succulent quilt is...

    08.07.09

  13. Charley Harper

    Charley Harper

    Charley Harper (1922-2007), over the course of a 60-year career as a prolific graphic designer, painter and illustrator, brought his unique, modernist style to a wide range of publications, such as...

    08.07.09

  14. Composting 101: Carrot Tops, Castings, and Creative Reuse

    Composting 101: Carrot Tops, Castings, and Creative Reuse

    This workshop, led by sustainability coach Deborah Tull, offers a down-to-earth approach to understanding the A to Z of how to compost in your own backyard.

    08.13.09

  15. Tiny Houses by Mimi Zeiger

    Tiny Houses by Mimi Zeiger

    TINY HOUSES, published by Rizzoliin April 2009 and written by Mimi Zeiger, is a book focused on dwellings under 1,000 square feet. Zeiger's book challenges readers to take a look at their own...

    08.13.09

  16. Tastes of Spain- Porcelanosa

    Tastes of Spain- Porcelanosa

    Join Porcelanosa for Tastes of Spain Enjoy music and regional delights with live kitchen demonstrations by world renowned "rock star chef" Chef Azmin Ghahreman as we discuss the latest t...

    08.19.09

  17. Urban Beekeeping

    Urban Beekeeping

    Convinced that the current decline in bee numbers is the result of their ‘enslavement’ to industrial processes, urban beekeeper Kirk Anderson and bee aficianado Amy Seidenwurm will...

    08.20.09

  18. Google SketchUp Tutorial for Kids

    Google SketchUp Tutorial for Kids

    As part of the upcoming Kids' Digital Design Contest, architect Mason Kirby will introduce parents of would-be contestants the basics of working with SketchUp, a free 3D modeling program from...

    08.24.09

  19. Greywater Installer's Course

    Greywater Installer's Course

    This course is designed for people with either basic plumbing,landscaping, or permaculture skills who want to learn how to design and...

    09.01.09

  20. Modern Kitchens and Baths with Marmol Radziner

    We are pleased to welcome architect Leo Marmol, FAIA, Principal of Los Angeles-based Marmol Radziner + Associates, best known for its meticulous restoration of mid-century modern homes, including...

    09.01.09

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