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Michigan Modern

Design that Shaped America

June 19, 2014 6:00 pm–June 21, 2014 10:00 pm
Location: Woodbridge N. Ferris Building Posted in Community EventsPublic http://michiganmodern.org
Michigan Modern Design that Shaped America symposium at Kendall College of Art and Design June 19 - 21

Michigan Modern
Design that Shaped America

June 19 - 21, 2014


Held in partnership with the Kendall College of Art and Design, the symposium will explore Michigan’s contribution to modern design and architecture.

Speakers include Mira Nakashima, daughter of furniture designer George Nakashima; Donald Albrecht of the National Building Museum on industrial designer Norman Bel Geddes; and Marilyn Moss who will speak on fabric artist Bill Moss.

A highlight will be an interview with sculptor and playground equipment designer Jim Miller Mellburg.

Tours will include the Meyer May House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Marcel Breuer’s St. Francis de Sales Church, and the Herman Miller Furniture Company design yard.

Registration includes the opening reception for the Michigan Modern exhibition at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

Concurrent exhibitions include Michigan Modern: Killing It at The Fed Galleries at KCAD, and Mid-Century Alchemy at UICA.

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