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September 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - January 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
The La Jolla Historical Society presents
Julius Shulman: Modern La Jolla
WEDNESDAY – SUNDAY, 12 Noon – 4Pm
(La Jolla, CA) August 15, 2019 – Recognized for his work in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, it is not widely known that between 1934 and 2007, world-renowned architectural photographer Julius Shulman (1910 – 2009) shot over 200 projects in San Diego. His clients were architects, designers, newspapers, book and magazine publishers, and construction companies as well as developers, and included notable San Diego architects Lloyd Ruocco, Sim Bruce Richards, Henry Hester, and Frederick Liebhardt. Shulman’s work, spanning several decades, documented the region’s evolving 20th century architectural landscape, and he played an instrumental role in sharing California’s unique post-War, mid-century modernism with an international audience. Through a large number of films, publications, and exhibitions, focused largely on his work in Palm Springs and Los Angeles for architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Pierre Koenig, Charles Eames, and Richard Neutra, interest in Shulman’s work continues to this day. Because his images of San Diego have not been widely shared or published, this unprecedented exhibition, showcasing both vintage and contemporary prints of his photography, will introduce audiences to Julius Shulman’s projects in La Jolla alongside ephemera that contextualize this historically significant work. Curated by Keith York.
Major funding for this exhibition generously provided by Barbara Freeman, IS Architecture, and Modern San Diego, with additional support from Nick and Lamya Agelidis, James and Barbara Alcorn, Joan and Gary Gand, Elizabeth Courtiér | Willis Allen Real Estate, and ArtWorks San Diego.
Concurrently, at the San Diego Public Library – Downtown Gallery, Julius Shulman: Modern San Diego presented as part of the San Diego Public Library Visual Arts program.
At the La Jolla Historical Society Wisteria Cottage Gallery, the exhibition runs September 28, 2019 – January 19, 2020. Wisteria Cottage is located at 780 Prospect Street in La Jolla. Public hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 12:00 noon – 4:00pm.
Admission is free.
The La Jolla Historical Society inspires and empowers the community to make La Jolla’s diverse past a relevant part of contemporary life. Through exhibitions, educational programs, archival collections, preservation advocacy, and community events, the Society serves as a resource and gathering place where residents and visitors explore history, art, ideas and culture.