Cool Outside – California’s Mid-Century Landscape

Exhibition runs June 20 through August 22

Gallery Hours:

Thursdays, Friday & Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm

Sundays 12 to 4 pm

Marin Art and Garden Center celebrated the 75th anniversary of its founding in 2020, and in 2021 we are putting the spotlight on the mid-century design heritage of the Center. The founders of the Center commissioned distinguished architects and landscape architects whose buildings share the clean lines and simple materials that are hallmarks of the postwar mid-century modern style, which swept the West Coast in the 1950s and 1960s.

This dynamic period and the people that helped shape the landscape of the period are the subject of Cool Outside, an exhibit hosted by the Marin Art and Garden Center. Cool Outside explores a distinct, and certainly Cool, approach to the design of outdoor space and garden furnishings as they developed across California in the 1950s and early 1960s. Photographs and drawings as well as models of now iconic mid-century gardens and landscapes drawn from the collections of the University of California Berkeley College of Environmental Design Archives will be on display, supplemented by period film, garden furniture, pottery, and art.

This exhibition draws on research done for the recently published Robert Royston (Rainey & Miller, University of Georgia Press). The book recently received the JB Jackson Prize from the Foundation for Landscape Studies and is a comprehensive survey of Royston’s work and its impact in Northern California.

Date

Aug 20 2021
Expired!

Time

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Questions? email info@maringarden.org or call 415-455-5260

Speaker

  • JC Miller
    JC Miller

    JC Miller is a licensed landscape architect, a writer, and an educator. He is a partner at Vallier Design Associates, a landscape architecture and planning practice located in the San Francisco Bay area. He is the former Director for the Landscape Architecture Certificate Program at UC Berkeley Extension where he developed a curriculum and program for Historic and Cultural Landscape Preservation and Management. Mr. Miller continues to work academically; he developed and teaches an on-line course in landscape design history for UCLA Extension.

    Mr. Miller is a co-author of Modern Public Gardens: Robert Royston and the Suburban Park and Robert Royston: Landscape Architect, both examine the innovative postwar design work of Robert Royston. He has contributed essays on postwar California design to Eden, the journal of the California Garden and Landscape History Society and to published collections including; Edith Heath: Philosophies and William Krisel’s Palm Springs: The Language of Modernism .

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