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Birth of the Cool: California Art, Design, and Culture at Midcentury



William Claxton, album cover for Chet Baker & Crew (World Pacific Records, 1956)©William Claxton; courtesy Demont Photo ManagementPhoto courtesy of Orange County Museum
William Claxton, album cover for Chet Baker & Crew (World Pacific Records, 1956)
©William Claxton; courtesy Demont Photo Management
Photo courtesy of Orange County Museum
Birth of the Cool: California Art, Design, and Culture at Midcentury
UNITED STATES
NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA  •  Orange County Museum of Art  •  Ongoing
 

The Birth of the Cool installation features a jazz lounge; a media bar with film, animation, and television programming; an outdoor area with Van Keppel Green furniture and architectural pottery; a period art gallery of hard-edge abstract paintings; selections of art, architectural, and documentary photography; and an interactive timeline that highlights examples of California, national, and international culture and history in the 1950s.

Through more than 150 objects, Birth of the Cool examines the dynamic community of architects, designers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians who overlapped and interacted in Southern California at midcentury including Chet Baker, Karl Benjamin, William Claxton, Louis Danziger, Charles and Ray Eames, Jules Engel, Lorser Feitelson, Oskar Fischinger, Frederick Hammersley, Pierre Koenig, John Lautner, Helen Lundeberg, John McLaughlin, Gerald Mulligan, Richard Neutra, Julius Shulman, and John and James Whitney.



Orange County Museum of Art Web Site


Click here for Culturekiosque pictures and a feature on Chet Baker and his discography.

Contact: 850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Tel: (1) 949 759 11 22

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