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Guide to the California Design Collection, 1955-1984
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This collection contains documentation relating to California Design, a triennial exhibition of decorative arts and crafts, which was active during the years 1955 to 1984.
California Design was a triennial exhibition of the decorative arts and crafts, active during the years 1955 to 1984. Originally an annual exhibition of the Pasadena Art Museum, the exhibition grew over time to such a size and scope that by 1961 an annual exhibition was impossible to stage. In 1962, the exhibition became a triennial survey of the best in California crafts and design. Eudorah M. Moore was the director of the exhibition from 1962 to 1978. Under her direction, California Design became an exhibition of national and international acclaim. Incorporated as a tax-exempt department of the Pasadena Art Museum in 1967, California Design was able to successfully survive on its own after the closing of the Pasadena Art Museum in 1974. It continued its mission of exhibiting the best work of California's designers and craftsmen for another ten years before ceasing operations in 1984.
19 linear feet (48 boxes)
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