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A Virtual Exhibit of
The Sea Ranch Archives

Barbara Stauffacher Solomon:

Still Making Waves

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When we think about The Sea Ranch's origins, most people know about Moore, Lyndon, Turnbull, Whitaker, Boeke, Esherick, and Halprin, but they may not be aware of the one woman member of this pioneering group: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon.

On October 21, 2017, The Sea Ranch Archives Committee presented a panel discussion, "Barbara Stauffacher Solomon: Still Making Waves," at the Del Mar Center on The Sea Ranch. The panel for the sold-out event included Barbara Stauffacher Solomon as a special guest, along with Jacquelyn Baas, moderator, architect Donlyn Lyndon, Kevin Keim of the Charles Moore Foundation, Alison Eisenberg, author of Designing San Francisco, and Samira Bouabana from Hall of Femmes in Sweden. A 2017 Hall of Femmes book, part of a series highlighting women graphic artists of renown, provided the spark that produced the panel discussion. As part of the program, Ms. Bouabana brought an engaging filmed interview with Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. (The interview is available via YouTube.)

The event was recorded, along with additional interviews, by DesignLove, https://www.designloveproject.com, as part of its Masters Project. Each Masters documentary will be distributed via public television and radio, as well as to schools of design, libraries, and professional organizations.

Accompanying the discussion was a extensive exhibit on the career of Stauffacher Solomon, prepared by Archives Committee member Saundra Brewer, with contributions by Marcia Nybakken and Lu Lyndon. This virtual exhibit presents and preserves much of the exhibit, which was displayed in the Del Mar House from October 2017 to February 2018.

01-A-BSS_photoBarbara Stauffacher Solomon 1966 12-A-Signs Steel supergraphic Sign displayed at TSR

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