Curator Talk with Jo Lauria and Dale Carolyn Gluckman
Join the curators for a walk-through of the exhibition as they discuss the Ackermans’ over 50-year-long collaboration and their legacy as mid-century California designer-craftsmen.
Artist-designers Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman brought beautiful and affordable home accessories to a rapidly expanding post-World War II California population. Ranging from tapestries and mosaics to ceramics and metalwork, this exhibition is a testament to the husband-and-wife team whose 62-year marriage spawned a prolific creative collaboration that defined an era of modern design. A true marriage of craft and design, the Ackermans’ timeless works continue to be a vital part of California’s distinct modern aesthetic.