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Mad for Modern - Detroit Design at Mid Century

Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The Stuart Jeffares Speaker Series presents: 

Deborah Lubera Kawsky, Ph.D., Art Historian, Professor of Art History - Madonna University 

The current resurgence of interest in Detroit has inspired a rediscovery of Detroit’s (and Michigan’s) role in the modern movement. Indeed, at mid century, Metro Detroit was home to
innovative architects and designers — like Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Minoru Yamasaki, Alexander Girard and Ruth Adler Schnee — and to forward-thinking institutions like Cranbrook Art Academy and the Herman Miller furniture company — each dedicated to using modern design to enhance life in the postwar era. Join us to explore examples of mid-century modern design in Michigan, from a recently restored Alexander Girard home to a ground-breaking modern design exhibition held in 1949 at the DIA!


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