A beacon of 1960s Modernism on the Northern California coast, the Sea Ranch’s idealistic principles of good design, economy of space and harmony with nature continue to influence architecture and design. Meet the curatorial team from SFMOMA that has organized an exhibition of original drawings, vintage photographs and architectural models, on view through April 29, 2019.
Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher is the Helen Hilton Raiser Curator of Architecture and Design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Since 2008, Dunlop Fletcher has contributed to the museum’s Architecture + Design program through several key acquisitions and exhibitions with a focus on visionary works of design from 1980 to the present. Dunlop Fletcher is a graduate of New York University, and earned master’s degrees from Bard College in Curatorial Studies and Harvard University in Architecture History and Theory.
Joseph Becker is the Associate Curator of Architecture and Design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Since 2007, Joseph has contributed to over twenty exhibitions at SFMOMA, and has also been responsible for several major acquisitions and donations for SFMOMA’s collection, as well as the exhibition design and visual direction of the majority of SFMOMA’s A+D exhibitions during his eleven-year tenure. He received both his Bachelor of Architecture and his Masters of Advanced Architectural Design in Design Theory and Critical Practice from the California College of the Arts, where he is a Visiting Professor.
Immediately following the presentation, Ms. Dunlop Fletcher and Mr. Becker will be signing copies of the book The Sea Ranch – Architecture, Environment, and Idealism.
This event qualifies for AIA CES Learning Units.
Things to Know
Immediately following the presentation, Ms. Dunlop Fletcher and Mr. Becker will be signing copies of the book The Sea Ranch: Architecture, Environment, and Idealism.
Those who have purchased a General Admission + Book ticket may pick up their books at check-in.
This event is for all ages.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.
Event Check-in Location
Modernism Week CAMP Theater, 230 Museum Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo Credits: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Sea Ranch Design Brochure, ca. 1965; collection SFMOMA, gift of Barbara Stauffacher Solomon © Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon at Condominium One, photographed ca. 1965. Courtesy Lawrence Halprin Collection, The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania, Lawrence Halprin, Locational Score for The Sea Ranch, 1981; Lawrence Halprin Collection, The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania, MLTW (Moore, Lyndon, Turnbull, and Whitaker), Condominium One, 1965; collection SFMOMA, gift of William Turnbull; © MLTW, Condominium One, Unit 2, photograph by Morley Baer, 1965. Special Collections, University Library, University of California Santa Cruz. Morley Baer Photographs. © 2018 the Morley Baer Photography Trust, Santa Fe. All rights reserved. Used by permission., Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher and Joseph Becker, The Sea Ranch: Architecture, Environment, and Idealism. Prestel, 2018.