The culture of cool.


Newport Beach’s Orange County Museum of Art exhibit Birth of the Cool is shaping up to be worthy of a Mile Davis song, and DWR is honored to be one of the sponsors. According to the NY Times, “the show promises to be one big, sexy mix of painting, photography, music, graphic design, architecture, animation and film from the 1950s, and what may be most famous of all, mid-century furniture.” The list of 150 objects and corresponding artists on view reads less like a Who’s Who list, and more of a thoughtfully collected congregation of mid-century modernists. Adding to the show’s vibe, the Birth of the Cool exhibit features a jazz lounge with Saarinen furniture donated by DWR and a media bar. How cool is that? Opens October 7, 2007.

Posted by Kristine Langevin.