Michigan has been a center of modern design since the turn of the twentieth century. This symposium continues the exploration of Michigan’s contributions to Modernism that began at the Cranbrook Educational Community in 2013. The convergence of influences in Michigan—industrial design and the automotive industry; the Cranbrook Academy of Art under Eliel Saarinen; the work of designers like Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson and Finn Juhl for Michigan’s furniture companies; and architects Eero Saarinen and Minoru Yamasaki —defined modernism in the postwar world and shaped the American dream.
Join us June 19-21, 2014 as the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office, in partnership with the Kendall College of Art and Design and the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) highlights the impact Michigan designers and industries had on American culture and their worldwide influence on Modern design.
Tour Herman Miller manufacturing facilities and Frank Lloyd Wright-designed residences, attend the keynote presentation by Todd Oldham, and see the companion exhibition at the GRAM. AIA continuing ed credits available for some tours.
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