The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will present the U.S. premiere of “Frank Gehry,” a retrospective of the work of Canadian-born, Los Angeles–based architect Frank O. Gehry. The exhibition—which opens at LACMA on September 13, 2015, and will be on view through March 20, 2016, in the Resnick Pavilion—will trace the arc of Gehry’s career from the early 1960s to the present. It will focus on two themes: urbanism and the development of digital design and fabrication, specifically the CATIA Digital Project, a software tool developed by Gehry’s practice.
The exhibition is organized by the Centre Pompidou and Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris. It features more than 60 projects through more than 200 drawings—many on view for the first time—and 66 models. New projects represented include the new Facebook campus and he Philadelphia Museum of Art renovation. The exhibition will also feature Sydney Pollack’s 2006 film “Sketches of Frank Gehry” as well as a new interview between Gehry and Centre Pompidou curators Frédéric Migayrou and Aurélien Lemonier.
“Frank Gehry is one of Los Angeles’s cultural icons, whose influence on international architecture and urbanism cannot be understated,” said Michael Govan, LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg director. “It is a great pleasure to bring this retrospective to Frank’s hometown and present it to a Los Angeles audience.”
The LACMA exhibition is curated by Stephanie Barron, senior curator and department head of modern art, with Lauren Bergman, assistant curator of modern art. The exhibition is designed by Gehry Partners.