Current Exhibit

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What is Mid-Century Modern?

 

Who built these avant-garde homes?

 

Who were the people daring enough to live in them?

Our current exhibit presents the innovative residential architecture of mid-century Tujunga, and pays tribute to a few of the internationally renowned architects who designed and built cutting-edge dwellings in our area during the Atomic Age.

World-class architects Pierre Koenig, Richard Neutra and Eugene Weston III - who were responsible for introducing radical new ideas in floor plan, materials, and energy-efficiency through their work for local clients - are featured in the exhibit.  Their experimental designs influenced countless imitators, among them, Victor Sease, local developer of Tujunga's Descanso Tract and Manzanita Slope Development, two of the largest, mostly intact modernist housing developments in Tujunga.

TUJUNGA'S MID-CENTURY MODERN HOMES

Tujunga's Mid-Century Modern Homes provides a historical glimpse into Tujunga's mid-century built environment through vintage and contemporary photographs, architectural plans, drawings, and magazines, a photo-narrative of an original resident, and recollections of a daring client who embraced the architect's vision and iconoclastic spirit of the time.

Text Box: Exhibit runs 
November 2019 through whenever we can open again