A Millard Sheets video and the year ahead

"The Mosaics of Beverly Hills by Millard Sheets," https://vimeo.com/93163654
“The Mosaics of Beverly Hills by Millard Sheets,” https://vimeo.com/93163654

Hello everyone!

I am in the final months of a year-long NEH research fellowship for my third project, on African North Americans crossing the U.S.-Canada border after the Emancipation Proclamation. (Want to learn more? See here, from the New York Times Disunion series.)

Then, starting September 2014, I have a year to write up this research on the art, architecture, and urban context of the Millard Sheets Studio work for  Home Savings & Loan, thanks to Howard Ahmanson Jr. and the Ahmanson Foundation. So I will be much more active here, and around southern California, starting then.

In the meantime, I am happy to share this wonderful video, created by the Beverly Hills Cable TV team, on “The Mosaics of Beverly Hills by Millard Sheets.” They did a beautiful job, and I am glad to have played a part (and to have such a large role in the narration.)


4 thoughts on “A Millard Sheets video and the year ahead

  1. This is a magnificent video highlighting the work of my Father, Millard Sheets. I am thrilled by and grateful for it. Thank you.

  2. Wow, Adam, great video. I like to get it on DVD. Where can I buy it if possible. Glad to see that the Ahmanson Foundation will be supporting your book. I hoping to get a copy when it is available.

  3. See also this magical short film about John Edward Svenson, wood carver & sculptor, who worked with Millard Sheets at close to 20 ‪‎Home Savings‬ locations:

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