It is the beginning of a new year and we look back at 2013 with a Variety International Corporate Award and having worked on some of the most talked about shows. This includes: Under the Mexican Sky: Gabriel Figueroa Art and Film at LACMA, the Anne Frank exhibition at the Museum of Tolerance, and the J. Paul Getty Museum’s Overdrive (which won the Charles Redd Award).
The exhibition’s entrance. This year the Western Museums Association (WMA) received a number of well-qualified nominations for the 2013 Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Award for Exhibition Excellence. Nominees included the Anchorage Museum True North, Craft & Folk Art Museum This Is Not A Silent Movie: Four Contemporary Alaska Native Artists, Fullerton College Centennial Legends and Legacies: The First 100 Years of Fullerton College, La Plaza de Cultura y Artes LA Starts Here!, Museum of History and Industry Celluloid Seattle: A City at the Movies, Natural History Museum of Utah Weaving a Revolution: A Celebration of Contemporary Navajo Baskets, San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery A Moment for Ink, and the Tucson Museum of Art Elements in Western Art: Water, Fire, Air, and Earth.
Windshield Perspective is part of Pacific Standard Time May 17, 2013 – July 7, 2013 Don’t forget to catch the last days of Windshield Perspective which focuses on a short yet dense stretch of Beverly Blvd. from Normandy to Virgil. Olson Visual did the graphics on this exhibition and our own Eder Cetina was the creative consultant.
Photo by Yoshihiro Makino Major news in the world of architectural scholarship. Wim de Wit, Head of the Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art at the Getty Research Institute (GRI), is stepping down. He’s moving to Stanford, where he will be Adjunct Curator of architecture and design at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts. De Wit’s wife, Nancy Troy, has been a professor of art at Stanford since 2010.
On Thursday, March 21, 2013, a Q+A and mixer was held at the América Tropical Interpretive Center in downtown Los Angeles. Check out the photos from the evening on our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151530108963584.1073741829.241046303583&type=3
The California Association of Museums held their annual conference in Santa Barbara February 20-22. They discussed relevant information that affects the museums. It explored new strategies for making museums more versatile with mobility and collaborations. It also discussed new methodologies with conversations and sessions. This year it took place in Santa Barbara with the signature Spanish architecture and breathtaking ocean views. Santa Barbara museums opened their doors and the conference hotel is right on the esplnanade. Olson Visual was once again a proud premier sponsor alongside the Getty Foundation. OV printed out amazing graphic banners and signs leading California’s top museum professionals into the CAM conference.
Pacific Standard Time presents Modern Architecture in L.A. This celebrates the city’s modern architecture through a serious of programs and exhibitions at art institutions in and around L.A. Starting in April 2013. Modern Architecutre in L.A. is a look into the postwar era that made the environment of the city as a whole, from its famous residential buildings to its vast freeway infrastructure. This is supported by grants from the Getty Foundation. Exhibition partners include UC Santa Barbara, Hammer Museum, J. Paul Getty, Kellogg University, LACMA, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, MOCA and Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc).
Olson Visual has spent the past year forging new frontiers in the graphic industry. They become G7 certified and continue to pledge their green initiative by installing a photovoltaic system on the roof of their offices. When looking back upon the projects of 2012, OV has participated in some of the most memorable and historical shows to date. Here are some highlights of 2012:
Happy birthday, Getty Center! The J. Paul Getty Center is having their 15th anniversary on December 13, 2012. Here’s a rare photo from the construction site taken on March 3, 1997.
Olson Visual recently finished the historical project-Siqueiros Mural Protective Shelter Viewing Platform and Interpretive Center. This building was dedicated to the conservation of the mural América Tropical, by the well know Mexican painter David Alfaro Siqueiros. The mural itself, is located in downtown Los Angeles, across from its new Protective Shelter. It can be found on top of the second story of the Italian Hall. It stands as one of the only murals that the artist finished in the United States. The projects’ main goal was to restore this masterpiece that took two years to complete.