The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture and the Society for History & Graphics with support from the Center for Innovation, Research, and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) present an informal gallery walk through A Designed Life, an exhibit that discusses three U.S. government-sponsored design exhibits that were circulated through postwar Germany in an attempt to promote the growth of democratic government. The contents of these exhibits are now associated with American modernism. Curator, Margaret Re, will be available to discuss the objects on view and the research that lead to this installation.
Presented in association with the exhibition A Designed Life: Contemporary American Textile, Wallpapers, and Containers & Packaging, 1951 – 1954.
Plan Your Visit
Admission to the lecture and exhibition is free and open to the public.
The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located in the Fine Arts Building. The gallery will have extended hours for this event.
For more information call 410-455-3188.
For evening and weekend visits to the CADVC free parking is available in Lot 8.
Images: Exhibition Rendering of A Designed Life courtesy by Margaret Re, featuring The Knoll Pavilion from “Textiles from the USA” c. 1951 Courtesy of the Estates of Stefan P. & Juliana D. Munsing, all rights reserved, Courtesy Knoll, Inc., Images courtesy Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress, LC-DIG-ds-07680, DIG-ds-07678, LC-DIG-ds-07679, LC-DIG-ds-0768, Additional photo credits: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum / Art Resource, NY; Courtesy of Historic New England.