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OUTSIDE IN: the ARCHITECTURE OF SMITH AND WILLIAMS Exhibition at UC Santa Barbara

The ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, UC Santa Barbara invites you to the opening of

OUTSIDE IN: the ARCHITECTURE OF SMITH AND WILLIAMS

When: April 13, 2013-June 16, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday, April 12, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Free event

Location: Art, Design, and Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara

There will be a gallery walk-through with curators and special guests.

The exhibition examines the work of Whitney Smith (1911-2002) and his firm with partner Wayne Williams (1919-2007) in the context of postwar southern California, 1940-1973. The exhibit places Smith and Williams’ work in the context of their contemporaries, such as Gregory Ain, J. R. Davidson, Raphael Soriano, Thornton Abell, Maynard Lyndon, and the modern landscape architect Garrett Eckbo, who worked with many of these figures. Smith’s status derives in particular from the subtle and innovative spaces he created. The aim of the exhibit is not merely to present a monographic study of Smith and Williams, but to look at the firm’s designs through one striking theme that characterizes nearly all of the remarkable work by Smith and Williams. This theme is the relationship of building to site, inside to outside.The exhibit draws from the rich architectural collections at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara.

For directions and reserved parking in Lot 3:   www.museum.ucsb.edu/visit/directions

For additional information visit: www.museum.ucsb.edu/exhibitions/upcoming#outsidein

Information:  805.893.2951

Exhibition continues through June 16, 2013
Museum hours: Wed ? Sun, noon -5
Admission:  Free

Major support for this exhibit is provided by the Getty Foundation
Part of Pacific Standard Time Presents:  Modern Architecture in LA
an initiative of The Getty.

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