LECTURE + BOOK SIGNING: "Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction"

  • Des Moines
  • Art Center
  • 4700 Grand Ave
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • 515.277.4405
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  • John & Mary Pappajohn
  • Sculpture Park
  • 13th and Grand Ave
  • Downtown
  • Des Moines, Iowa
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February 17, 2013 / 2:00 PM

From Scarlett’s Tara, Norma Desmond’s Sunset Boulevard, Rebecca’s Manderley, and Citizen
Kane’s Xanadu, to the richly detailed drawing rooms of the Age of Innocence and Marie Antoinette,
the cinema is home to some of the world’s most memorable images. Through the use of film design,
production designers set the scene and transform dreams into a cinematic fantasy or widescreen
reality. Join us for a lecture by Cathy Whitlock that covers the history of production design and set
decoration and focuses on the important designs from each decade. Books will be available for
purchase in the Museum Shop and a book signing will follow the lecture in the lobby of the museum.
Cathy Whitlock is an interior design consultant, lecturer, magazine writer, and the author.

*Space is limited in Levitt Auditorium. Please make your free reservations HERE or by phone at
Please specify the event (Whitlock) for which the reservation is made.


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