Author and design journalist Cathy Whitlock
will give a fascinating lecture by paying tribute to the unsung heroes of the movie business: production designers, art directors, and set decorators. While their work is often underappreciated, these “architects of illusion” work closely with the director and cinematographer to visualize and create believable, self-contained worlds within each film. As part of OKCMOA
’s annual Oscar Tune-Up program, her lecture will also address this year’s Oscar race for Art Direction.
Cathy Whitlock’s career as a book author, magazine writer, design marketer, lecturer and interior designer spans many directions. Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction
(Harper Collins, November, 2010), represents the marriage of her two passions – design and the cinema. She is also the author of the book re-de-sign (Fairchild Books, 2009), a contributing writer for Traditional Home magazine and the Huffington Post, and features editor for Array magazine. Her magazine work also appears in Veranda, Architectural Digest, Capitol File, American Airlines Celebrated Living, the Hollywood Reporter, and internationally for Glamour UK and Four Seasons hotel magazines where she specializes in celebrity profiles, design, film, and lifestyle articles. She also writes the blog Cinema Style that chronicles trends and inspiration on film and reaches seventy countries.
Friends’ lectures are free to Museum members at the Friend, Friends, and Sustainer membership levels. Seating is limited to 250, and reservations are required. Prices are $5 for general membership levels and $10 for non-members. For more information contact Jim Eastep at 236-3100, ext. 215, or purchase tickets online at tickets.okcmoa.com
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The James C. Meade Friends’ Lecture Serie
415 Couch Drive