An upcoming exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will explore modes of cultural exchange that occurred between California and Mexico from 1915 to 1985. "Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985" will feature more than 250 pieces including furniture, artworks, textiles, architectural drawings, photographs, and films.
Organized around four themes—Spanish colonial inspiration, pre-hispanic revivals, folk art and craft traditions, and modernism—the show is built upon the prolonged, interlinked history of the two places. It will convey how arts and culture spread regardless of physical borders and political conflicts, and how California and Mexico's material culture have been shaped in retrospect. As part of the exhibition, a selection of works from renowned architects such as Richard Neutra, John Lautner, Charles and Ray Eames, Luis Barragán, and Ricardo Legorreta investigates mutual influence of American and Mexican architects on shaping and characterizing both locale's urban context.
"Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985" runs Sept. 17 through April 1 at the LACMA's Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion.