AD&A is will open again on September 10th for the fall exhibitions. The Museum is at the University of California, Santa Barbara and provides special programs, installations of its permanent collections along with special exhibitions. The AD&A Museum is both an academic institution and a contemporary art destination. The AD&A Museum has both a Fine Arts and Architecture and Design Collection. The Contemporary portion focuses on California art and in particularly the Santa Barbara area. It also features an amazing collection of photography, with extensive aray of vintage: daguerreotypes, tintypes and ambrotypes (works by Muybridge, Weegee, William Wegman, Gary Winogrand, and Carrie Mae Weems). The architecture collection holds one of the best archives in North America. It focuses on Southern California with known architects: lbert Frey, Irving Gill, Cliff May, Rudolph M. Schindler, and Kem Weber. Check out the image of Olson Visual’s large-scale banner. AD&A Museum UC Santa Barbara… read more →
The Art, Design and Architecture Museum in Santa Barbara announces the first exhibition of Walter S. White, an inventor, architect, inventor, and builder. His designs for the desert cities in and around Palm Springs in the 40s and 50s focused on the intense climate. So, he added the natural environment into the forms while proposing ecological sensitivity. White invented many inexpensive construction methods including innovative roof ideas. This gained him a patent for his All Steel Hypar roof and wood roof. His work is quite unique because of these inventions and his signature swooping curvaceous forms that mimic the beautiful mountain range. Olson Visual created this colorful banner graphic for the outside of the museum. Check out these images. Art, Design, & Architecture Museum UC Santa Barbara Santa… read more →
Olson Visual creates a large outdoor banner for the AD&A Museum at UC Santa Barbara. The banner displays the two current exhibitions: How To Make the Universe Right and Artist-in-Residence: Eric Beltz, The Cave of Treasures. They are ending May 1st and are not to be missed! How To Make the Universe Right is an exhibition that shows a group of ceremonial artifacts and other objects from the mountain regions of Southern China and Vietnam. These objects tell the many different spiritual stories that celestial beings and divine animals bring together “the universe right”. It further explores the long-standing tradition of the Shamanist ways and an unbroken lineage of the past Asian mountain people going back more then 2000 years. To find out more information on please visit their website: http://www.museum.ucsb.edu/news/feature/311. Artist-in-Residence: Eric Beltz, The Cave of Treasures presents a dramatic project by the artist of Beltz. It is his… read more →
The exhibition of Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories are Worth Repeating at AD&A Museum was the first comprehensive look into this sculptor. It is a two-venue show with both the Art, Design, and Architecture Museum and Santa Barbara Museum of Art. This exhibition highlighted her themes that governed her drawings, large-scale installations and outside sculptures. This show consisted of about 100 works of art and separated into two venues. Her work from 1971 – 1984 was found in the AD&A Museum, which showed her drawings, photo documentation of architectural works, and sculptural maquettes. The second portion at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art covered the years from 1984 to present. Here, her work developed using computer programs. Olson Visual printed the outside large-scale graphic banner. This announced to visitors that the exhibition was currently on display.
Cliff May was a designer who made the ranch house popular that became the icon of California living. This exhibition examine the modernization of the traditional ranch style. Designes were made out of tile, stucco, brick, and adobe. The house was a tract house of the forties, the minimal, and the modest. In the late 1950s bit became a luxury home. Carefree Californian is made possible through the Cliff May archive, the Getty Foundation, and the Henry Luce Foundation.
Amy McFarland was head of the graphic design department at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art). During her 24 year career at LACMA, Amy designed many books as well as graphics for more than 100 exhibitions, featuring such fine artists as Jasper Johns, Gustav Klimt and Picasso. McFarland also worked on such major exhibitions as Van Gogh’s Van Gogh, King Tut and Tim Burton. She has won over 50 design awards including the Library of Congress George Wittenborn award for best art book in North America of 2000 (Ghost in the Shell: Photography and the Human Soul, 1850-2000) and the American Federation of Arts best exhibition graphics within the United States for “When Art Became Fashion: Kosode in Edo-Period Japan.”