MAK Center for Art and Architecture - Schindler House

The Schindler House if the first home built in the Modern style of design and architecture. The home has no conventional living, sleeping or dining room space. It was originally intended to be a living and working space for two families. There are concrete walls and sliding panels with an open floor plan incorporating the exterior of the home. The home is considered to have set the tone for Modern homes throughout California. In 1994, the Friends of the Schindler House joined with the Museum fur angewandte Kunst Wien (MAK) to created a Center for Art and Architecture. The Friends continued ownership of the Schindler House, but MAK took on responsibilities involving fundraising and planning. Programs include lectures, exhibitions, concerts and other educational events. The center provides six month residences in art and architecture each year. Residents live at the apartments in Los Angeles owned by the MAK Center. The center is open for tours on the weekends and group tours can be scheduled during the week. Tours are led by members of the docent and intern programs. Interns, in addition to guiding tours, conduct research, manage membership, help with exhibits and publications, and provide office administration. Those with a desire to learn more about the development of California architecture and Modern architecture style should visit the MAK Center and Schindler House.

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