Many activities celebrating John Lautner’s 100th birthday are planned, but most of the details are not yet certain. At this time we can offer the following information and dates:
April 9 & 10: celebration at Munich Filmmuseum: feature film (A Single Man), both documentaries on Lautner, shorts and experimental films, panel discussions. Check with filmmuseum for details. http://www.stadtmuseum-online.de/filmmu.htm
July 16: John Lautner’s birthday.
Los Angeles City Proclamation: John Lautner Day
Week starting July 16 (Sat):
Birthday party, hosted by Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Small temporary exhibit featuring preservation of the Goldstein Office
Preservation panel discussion and slides
July 17: LA Lautner Home Tour: joint event of John Lautner Foundation and MAK Center for Art and Architecture
July 18th – 24th (dates not certain): Two- or three-day film festival featuring Lautner documentaries, feature films that use Lautner homes, shorts, experimental films, panel discussions
August 19: Opening of new John Lautner exhibition at Northern Michigan University’s DeVos art museum, curated by the museum director, Melissa Metuscak
Sept. 2: Reception for above exhibit
Other events to be held in the fall include a preservation symposium, visit to the Lautner archive at Getty Special Collections, a JLF fundraiser party with focus on preservation fund, and a small photographic exhibit.