Museum events focus on architecture

Posted on January 10, 2014 by Sonoma Valley Sun

Complementing its current exhibition, “Site & Sense: The Architecture of Aidlin Darling Design,” Sonoma Valley Museum of Art will present this month a two-part lecture series and a conversation with the featured architects.

The “Icons of Modern Architecture Lecture Series,” lead by art historian Ann Wiklund on January 14 and 21, discusses the brilliant architects and iconic buildings of the modern era. The series also takes an in-depth look at the new materials and innovative design in the Aidlin Darling Design exhibition. Lectures are 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets for the series are $40 for SVMA members, $50 general.

On Saturday, January 18, at 3 p.m. the museum hosts “Design + Conversation,” as architect Stanley Abercrombie and SVMA Executive Director Kate Eilertsen talk with Joshua Aidlin and David Darling about their design process, reverence for the land, and commitment to engaging the viewer’s senses through the art of architecture.

Sonoma resident Stan Abercrombie is an architect, curator, writer, critic and interior designer. He has served as a Director of the Society of Architectural Historians, a lecturer at the Smithsonian Institute, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the New York School of Interior Design. Tickets are $12 for SVMA members, $15 general.

For tickets and information go to The museum is located at 551 Broadway in Sonoma.

The museum is open to the general public during exhibitions Wednesday through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for individuals, free to the public on Wednesdays and always free to members.

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