The A+D Architecture and Design Museum > Los Angeles (A+D Museum) will host Eero Saarinen: A Reputation for Innovation from October 5 through January 3, 2013. Curated by Mina Marefat, PhD, the exhibition will expose Saarinen’s secret professional life during WWII when he served in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the precursor of the CIA, as well as his professional design highlights.
The exhibition will outline his career chronologically, which was book ended by the unrealized Smithsonian Gallery of Art, intended to be the national capitol’s first museum of modern art, and Dulles International Airport. The exhibit will also look at his contributions to California Case Study houses and his lasting effects on mid-century American design: His Tulip chair and Womb chair are both still in production by Knoll.
The exhibition opens with a reception on October 5.
To learn more, visit aplusd.org.