Is It Any Good?

Always happy to see Architects get the same level of love Artists do. We’ve seen it with James Turrell (who kinda of blends both), and now we have another exhibition, this time for local Architect, A. Quincy Jones:

A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living is the first major museum retrospective of the Los Angeles-based architect’s work and pays special attention to the unique collaborative nature of his practice. The exhibition is presented as part of the larger Getty-sponsored initiative Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. Archibald Quincy Jones (1913–1979), who was known as Quincy, practiced architecture in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death in 1979. A quiet modernist and dedicated architecture professor at the University of Southern California, Jones worked to bring a high standard of design to the growing middle class by reconsidering and refining postwar housing and emphasizing cost-effective, innovative, and sustainable building methods. In addition, Jones is among the first architects of this period to view developments as an opportunity to build community through shared green spaces, varied home models, and non-grid site planning.

Now, let’s be realistic.  You’re going to see a lot of floor plans and a lot of architectural drawings.  This is something I’m kinda into, so it was no sweat to me.  It was an interesting exhibit.

Remember, it’s $10 bucks to get into the Museum, and that’ll get you into the Exhibit.

The exhibit runs through September 8, 2013.


PARKING: The Hammer Museum has its own Garage.  It’s $3 to get in, and there are plenty of spaces. Just make sure you keep a weather eye out for the Hammer Entrance and elevators which will spin past you on your right as you circle down and down into the garage.


A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living.
Hammer Museum…and Cultural Center.
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 443-7000