A Little Joy of a Bungalow

A Little Joy of a Bungalow is a program of site-specific installations and a single afternoon chamber opera, each examining the experience of the Schindler House through Pauline Schindler's biography and legacy.
A Little Joy of a Bungalow

In an early letter, Pauline Schindler wrote, “One of my dreams, Mother, is to have, some day, a little joy of a bungalow, on the edge of the woods and mountains near a crowded city, which shall be open just as some people’s hearts are open, to friends of all classes and types…” Pauline realized that dream with her marriage to architect Rudolph Schindler. Together they built the 1922 home that would come to be known as the Schindler House, a modernist landmark. Pauline’s radical social ideas informed its design as a live/work space for two couples, and Los Angeles’ artistic and political avant-garde flocked to her salons for decades. The MAK Center for Art and Architecture was conceived in this spirit.