JULIUS SHULMAN: MODERN SAN DIEGO
Exhibit opens Saturday Sept. 28, 2019
Art Gallery at San Diego Central Public Library
330 Park Boulevard, 9th floor
Reception, Noon to 2 pm
Free and open to the public
Photographer Julius Shulman is recognized for his work in Los Angeles and Palm Springs. It is not widely known that between 1934 and 2007, Shulman (1910 – 2009) shot over 200 projects in San Diego. His clients were architects, publishers, construction companies, and developers. The list includes notable San Diego architects Lloyd Ruocco, Richard Wheeler, Henry Hester, Robert Mosher and Frederick Liebhardt.
Shulman’s work, spanning several decades, documents the region’s evolving 20th century architectural landscape and his instrumental role in sharing California’s unique post-War modernism with a wide audience. However, his images of San Diego have not been widely shared or published. This exhibition will present selected photographs from Julius Shulman’s projects in San Diego, represented in both vintage and contemporary prints, and ephemera that contextualize this historically significant work. This exhibit is curated by Keith York.
Julius Shulman: Modern San Diego runs until Jan. 19, 2020.
Showing concurrently, at the La Jolla Historical Society: Julius Shulman: Modern La Jolla.
IMAGE DETAIL: Hillcrest Medical Center, Deems, Lewis, Martin and Associates 1964. Photograph by Julius Shulman © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10)
Exhibitions at the Central Library are made possible by a collaboration between the San Diego Public Library and the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 12 - 5 pm
Thursday 2 - 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday 12 - 4 pm
Closed on Mondays