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UCSB Cliff May Exhibition

Postby Joe » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:35 pm

anyone know when in January the exhibition will start?

I am planning a trip, and want to be there!

http://www.uam.ucsb.edu/exhibitions/upcoming/index.html

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Postby scowsa » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:29 pm

Well while their website says January, without a specific date, the Pacific Standard Time site says 02/26/2012 – 06/17/2012.



So I would check with them to be sure.

I recently met the Curator at an exhibition at the LA Architecture and Design Museum -- here's her contact info

Elyse Gonzales

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Postby Van » Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:16 pm

Awesome! Thanks a lot sky! :cheers:

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Postby Tikimama » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:29 pm

[quote="Van"]I'm planning the trip now!

I see that Modernism Week in Palm Springs is right before it starts: FEBRUARY 16 - 26
http://www.modernismweek.com/
Is it worth going to?

It is waay more than "worth going to" - it's fabulous! If you love MCM, you'll be in heaven!

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Postby Joe » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:31 pm

starts this weekend!

http://www.museum.ucsb.edu/Cliff_May.html

I am looking for a weekend to come visit the exhibition this Spring. I would like to do it around a related event. if anyone hears of something, let me know!

I wish I had heard about the gala on Feb 25 a little earlier :(

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Postby Futura Girl » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:18 pm

hey joe - maybe come down when the modcom does their Millard Sheets tour?

Love to see you!

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Postby Dan O. » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:50 pm

Also a short Cliff May article in the current issue of Modernism Magazine:

http://www.modernismmagazine.com/

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Postby home_boy » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:44 am

Hmm, Al Bundy lives in Cliff May's Experimental Ranch house. Who knew?!

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A very thorough review, with photos, at

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Review by Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic.

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Postby Joe » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:39 pm

Visiting the exhibit on Saturday, May 26. Hitting Sunset HQ in Menlo Park on the way down and Mondavi Winery in Napa on the way back. A full Cliff May adventure!

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Postby home_boy » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:57 am

I saw this wonderful model of a Cliff May tract house at the UCSB exhibition.

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It's about 1:24 scale and is accurate right down to the cross bracing in the panels and the sliders in the windows. (Sorry for the poor quality of the photos).

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For those of you planning a visit to Santa Barbara, I can recommend Brophy Brothers seafood for lunch, and Joe's Cafe on State St. for breakfast.

If you have time, visit Lotusland (You'll need reservations).
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Postby Dan O. » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:48 pm

Cool! I've been wanting to build one of those for the longest time. From what I can tell the beams are in sections, is this how all the pre-fabs were delivered? I knew the beams weren't one continuous piece, I just never figured out exactly how short the sections were. Are any of the recent pre-fab houses really any better than this? I'd love the idea of a developer leveling a neighborhood of McMansions and selling off lots to be populated by Cliff May-type kit homes.

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Postby egads » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:22 pm

Just a reminder to those of us who procrastinate, it ends this weekend (6/17/12) I finally went last Saturday and urge you to make the trek. Do eat first, and take cash or a check to buy the catalog. It's $45.00 and that's all they take. It should be available later with shipping added.

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Postby Perks » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:21 am

Thanks to Stephen for the kick in the pants I needed to get out there.

We made the trip out there on Thursday. DEFINITELY worthwhile. Many more original artifacts than I expected to see, and I learned a lot about May's earlier works that I was previously unfamiliar with.

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