Design Talks
San Diego Arts & Architecture: A Unique Culture of Post-WWII Modernism

  • What this is

    Conversations that highlight how design shapes the region, with opportunities to learn from designers firsthand.

  • When & Where

    • Sep 24: 10:30am-12:15pm

    La Atalaya Foundation Theater, Mingei International Museum
    Balboa Park 1439 El Prado San Diego CA 92101
  • Tags

    Architecture, Craft, Education, Graphic, Furniture, Interior, Research
Design Talks
San Diego Arts & Architecture: A Unique Culture of Post-WWII Modernism

Hear from Mid-century modern experts, Dave Hampton and Keith York as they discuss San Diego’s unique culture of mid-20th century Modernism.

You’ll learn about San Diego’s historic ecosystem of visual arts, architecture, design, and craft, during a period when the city’s small town character and out-of-the-way location, together with booming scientific and aerospace industries, formed an intertwining community of participants and practitioners. This community included artists, designers, architects, and their clients and supporters, along with retailers and decorators who specialized in mid-century modern furnishings, fittings, hardware, and accessories.

Attendees are welcome to gather for coffee & conversation at 10:30am before the start of the event.

About the hosts

Objects USA

Objects USA is a San Diego based online gallery and resource for mid-century art and design.

Modern San Diego

Modern San Diego is dedicated to celebrating and preserving the rich history of San Diego’s Modernist heritage. They offer exclusive insights, history, and access to our region's most intriguing buildings, personalities, events, and design objects originating in San Diego during the 20th century.