Monday, March 22, 2010
The A+D Museum: Grand Opening Event, April 27th
The A+D Museum is in the midst of an exciting transition. After eight years of temporary locations, the museum has secured a permanent home. The new space, at 6032 Wilshire Boulevard, sits directly opposite BCAM and LACMA West on Museum Row. A stable presence furthers their mission to educate and expose the larger community to the important roles of architecture and design in shaping the quality of urban life.
On April 27, 2010, A+D Museum is hosting CELEBRATE 2010, a grand opening exhibit and inaugural fundraising event to celebrate the newly established home and the 20/20 Foundation Group that has made this move possible. The 20/20 is a select group of Los Angeles’ preeminent architects and designers whose support of A+D has enabled the move to become a firmly situated cultural institution. For the CELEBRATE event, the 20/20 and other potent parties invested in the worlds of architecture and design are being invited to create seminal works from an "A+D designed kit” for a silent auction and exhibit at A+D Museum. Drawings, sketches, watercolors and other works on paper will be cultivated as well from this audience and will be on display for a three month exhibit.
CELEBRATE 2010 will be an unveiling of A+D Museum as a core design and architecture resource for the community. Architects, designers, community leaders, local and national industry professionals and design students will be attending this important Los Angeles cultural event. Above all, this space will speak to design enthusiasts who seek a deeper and more provocative exploration of design... if you're in L.A. on April 27th, this is truly a historic event to consider attending.
See you there!
Architecture + Design Museum Los Angeles is the only museum in southern California focused exclusively on progressive architecture, design, and urbanism. A+D opened in January 2001 in the Bradbury Building. Since then it has provided a forum for these contemporary issues that shape our city and the greater region. A+D Museum’s innovative programming encourages fresh thinking among a broad and inclusive audience of design professionals, students of all ages and the general public. A+D hosts shows that would not take place at any other venue in southern California. As a new and vital institution, A+D museum has been nimble and resourceful, able to respond quickly to fast-breaking opportunities. A+D Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution, supported by its members; corporations and foundations; government grants; and special event revenues. A+D is a proud member of the International Confederation of Architectural Museums (ICAM) and the American Association of Museums (AAM).