Around the Design World in 180 Words: L.A. Edition

  • The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles has appointed finance and operations whiz David M. Galligan to the new post of executive vice president and chief operating officer of the museum. His experience includes 17 years as treasurer and COO of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis followed by a successful four-year tenure at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. Since 2006, he’s consulted for cultural non-profit organizations nationwide.
  • Don’t miss “Schindler Lab,” the first in a series of annual exhibitions presented by the Mak Center for Art & Architecture. On view through April 24, the kickoff exhibition features “interventions” by artist Olivia Booth and architect Thurman Grant, who will use glass and mirrors to transform the Schindler House in West Hollywood. We suggest joining the curator walk-through tomorrow at 2:00 p.m.
  • Hear Yves Behar talk about “Sex, Design, and the Pleasure Conspiracy” on Thursday, April 7, at the A+R Store in Venice, California. Behar will be joined by Ethan Imboden, founder and chief creative officer of Jimmyjane. The designer friends have collaborated on a trio of pleasure-inducing products, the latest of which will be unveiled Thursday. Seating is limited, so RSVP straightaway: rsvp@jimmyjane.com.