The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way, an exhibition of more than 250 mid-century modern design objects. A diverse array of works including furniture, textiles, fashion, classic vehicles and much more celebrates the impact of California designers between 1930 to 1965. The output of legendary designers Charles and Ray Eames, Richard Neutra and R.M. Schindler, along with previously unheralded figures, is contextualized within the creative climate of California and the social and cultural conditions of the time.
Organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), this exhibition is the first major study of modern California design. PEM's presentation is the exhibition's only East Coast venue - on view from March 29 to July 6, 2014.