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Exhibit Brings Midcentury California Design to Massachusetts

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An exhibition coming to coastal Massachusetts in March explores California's evolution as an incubator of progressive midcentury design.
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  Recreation pavilion, Mirman House, Arcadia, California, by Buff, Straub & Hensman (later Buff, Hensman and Associates), 1958. Detail of a photo by Julius Shulman, 1959. Getty Research Institute.

    Recreation pavilion, Mirman House, Arcadia, California, by Buff, Straub & Hensman (later Buff, Hensman and Associates), 1958. Detail of a photo by Julius Shulman, 1959. Getty Research Institute.

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  The Studebaker Avanti, designed by the French-born industrial designer Raymond Loewy. Private collection of Richard Vaux. Photo by Walter Silver/PEM.

    The Studebaker Avanti, designed by the French-born industrial designer Raymond Loewy. Private collection of Richard Vaux. Photo by Walter Silver/PEM.

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  The Lotus Chair by Miller Yee Fong for Fong Brothers Co., 1968. Photo by Museum Associates/LACMA.

    The Lotus Chair by Miller Yee Fong for Fong Brothers Co., 1968. Photo by Museum Associates/LACMA.

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  The Kaufman Residence by Richard Neutra, Palm Springs, 1946. Photo courtesy of the Julius Sherman Photography Archive, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.

    The Kaufman Residence by Richard Neutra, Palm Springs, 1946. Photo courtesy of the Julius Sherman Photography Archive, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.

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  Arts & Archtitecture magazine cover by John Follis and James Reed, September 1953. Collection of Los Angeles Modern Auctions, reprinted courtesy of David Travers Associates/LACMA.

    Arts & Archtitecture magazine cover by John Follis and James Reed, September 1953. Collection of Los Angeles Modern Auctions, reprinted courtesy of David Travers Associates/LACMA.

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  Eames Storage Unit by Charles and Ray Eames for the Herman Miller Furniture Co., circa 1949. Gift of Mr. Sid Avery and Mr. James Corcoran. Photo by Museum Associates/LACMA.

    Eames Storage Unit by Charles and Ray Eames for the Herman Miller Furniture Co., circa 1949. Gift of Mr. Sid Avery and Mr. James Corcoran. Photo by Museum Associates/LACMA.

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  The landscape designer Garrett Eckbo created this garden in his backyard at the behest of the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA). Eckbo used large quanitites of aluminum—in screens, trellises, and a centerpiece fountain—and ALCOA's advertising agency used photos of the "ALCOA Forecast Garden" to promote peacetime uses for the material. Photo courtesy of the Julius Sherman Photography Archive, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.

    The landscape designer Garrett Eckbo created this garden in his backyard at the behest of the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA). Eckbo used large quanitites of aluminum—in screens, trellises, and a centerpiece fountain—and ALCOA's advertising agency used photos of the "ALCOA Forecast Garden" to promote peacetime uses for the material. Photo courtesy of the Julius Sherman Photography Archive, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.

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