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Hammer Exhibit Opens in Palm Springs in February

The Hammer Museum’s well-received major exhibition on John Lautner, Between Heaven and Earth, opens in Palm Springs on February 20, 2010 and continues until May 23, 2010.  The Palm Springs Art Museum is hosting the exhibit, with the exclusive presenting sponsor the City of Indian Wells.

Events related to the exhibit:

Feb. 19: FREE (MUSEUM MEMBERS ONLY) Lecture on exhibition Between Earth and Heaven: The Architecture of John Lautner; Lecture by Frank Escher, co-curator of the exhibition; reception follows (lecture starts 5:30 p.m.)

February 20: Exhibition opening:  Between Earth and Heaven: The Architecture of John Lautner (runs through May 23)

February 20: Symposium and tour: From Frank Lloyd Wright to John Lautner and After: Reassessing the Organic Tradition in American Architecture (at Ace Hotel) ($50 for symposium, $250 symposium, lunch and tour of Lautner-designed sites)

Check the Palm Springs Museum website for details.

Museum Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Thursday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Closed Mondays and major holidays ; Store, Box Office, and Cafe are open during museum hours

Museum Admission

Free to members; youths 12 and under and active military personnel and their families ; $12.50 adults; $10.50 seniors 62 and over; $5.00 for students.  Free public admission every Thursday from 4 – 8 pm during VillageFest, sponsored by the City of Palm Springs. Free admission to AAM, NARM, and WMA members with I.D. Group tours available. Free every Second Sunday through support from the Berger Foundation.

More info: Visit us on the web at: www.psmuseum.org

Exhibit in Glasgow to open March 20

[correction 2/5/09: the Lighthouse entry is free on Saturdays, not Sundays]

We have word from David Barry, the Exhibitions Coordinator of the Lighthouse Centre in Glasgow, that the exhibit dates for the Hammer Museum traveling exhibit on John Lautner are March 20 – July 21, 2009.

Exhibit at the Hammer

Photo: Last day of the exhibit at the Hammer, Oct. 08

The exhibit’s opening night will be March 19, for a limited number of guests. John Lautner Foundation Members are invited to the opening night. Invitations will be sent in the mail. Please note this means paid members, not people who are mailing-list-only members. If you aren’t sure of your status and you plan to be in Glasgow for the opening, write to lautner (at) johnlautner (dot) org and we will look you up and let you know if you are a current member or not.

The opening night is free to those with invitations and not open to those without. Entry to the exhibit after March 19 will cost 4 pounds (approx. $6 US) every day except Saturday, when entry is free.

Hammer exhibit closes; moves to Glasgow next

The last day of the exhibit on John Lautner at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles was Sunday, October 12. The day set a record in attendance for the museum: 1564 people between 11 am and 5 pm. The museum stayed open an extra fifteen minutes to accommodate the crowd.

Total attendance during the run of the exhibit was 35,242. The museum ran out of brochures.

The exhibit next moves to Glasgow, to the Lighthouse, Centre for Architecture, Design and the City. The tour:

Between Earth and Heaven: The Architecture of John Lautner will be at

*The Lighthouse, Centre for Architecture, Design and the City Glasgow, Scotland, March 19 – July 26, 2009

*The Wolfsonian – Florida International University in Miami Beach, Fla. October 15, 2009 – January 17, 2010

*Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Springs, Ca. February 20 – May 23, 2010

Although the LIghthouse website does not yet list the exhibit it is worth taking a look at what this unusual center has to offer – workshops, a furnishings store, interactive activities.