Design that Shaped America
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.