Now you’ve got another date to look forward to next month besides July 4. The city of Los Angeles has officially declared July 16, 2011, which would have been John Lautner’s 100th birthday, John Lautner Day. That event will kick of the John Lautner Turns 100 Series, created by the John Lautner Foundation, which will feature a ridiculous amount of exhibitions, film screenings, home tours, symposia and receptions. By the way, if you haven’t visited a Lautner house before, you better do it now. A full list of activities below, and here.
July 16, John Lautner Day
July 16-22, John Lautner Exhibit at LACMA, featuring Lautner’s Goldstein Office
July 23, MAK Center John Lautner 100th Birthday Tour, including the Sheats/Goldstein House, Schwimmer House, Harpel House and Jacobsen House. Tickets available here.
July 24, Lautner Gala + Auction, Harpel Residence
July 30, Lautner in Film, including the Lautner Documentary films John Lautner, the Desert Hot Springs Motel; The Spirit in Architecture: John Lautner; and Infinite Space: The Architecture of John Lautner , Egyptian Theater, Los Angeles.
August 19-Nov 13, John Lautner: A Life in Architecture exhibit at DeVos Art Museum at Northern Michigan University
Fall 2011, Lautner Preservation Symposium, co-sponsored by the LA Conservancy
Fall 2011, Behind The Scenes: The John Lautner Archive Collection at the Getty Center
For more information, including tour times and events in other cities, go here or here.