The Coors Porcelain Company, now known as CoorsTek, creates specialized scientific forms—crucibles, beakers, evaporating dishes—that have remained virtually unchanged since their earliest iteration. Beauty and function exist simultaneously in vessels that serve scientists’ precisely stated needs.
On view through March 24, 2013. More
What Is Modern? features imaginative furniture, industrial, and graphic designs that span more than 200 years, from the early 1800s to the present day. The objects—representing a trajectory of innovative thinking and a variety of methods, materials, and concepts—explore the ways in which design has expressed the modern experience. More
Olivetti: Innovation and Identity showcases the Italian company's groundbreaking approach to product design and promotion. After World War II, Olivetti's quality office machines and distinctive advertising graphics helped establish Italy’s reputation as the cradle of modern design. The company's graphic designers, architects, artists, writers, and advertising experts took an active part in the design of not only the company’s products and advertisements, but also the visual appearance of its showrooms and corporate architecture. More
Join us in the Fashion Studio as we celebrate Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective. On weekends, watch as a fashion designer takes you through the secrets of fashion design.
Saturdays 11 am–4 pm, Sundays noon–3 pm
Free with general admission. No reservations required.
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Peter Stutchbury, principal at Peter Stutchbury Architecture, is well known in Australia for his innovative approach to sustainability and design within the practice of architecture. Since 1995 his firm has won an unprecedented 41 Australian Institute of Architects Awards.
Free. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. Doors open at 5:30 pm.
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The architecture, design, and graphics collection is displayed on level 2 and level 6 in the North Building. Works from the Middle Ages to the 1900s that represent major developments in style, form, material, and technique in European and North American furniture and decorative arts are presented on level 6 of the North Building. A series of rotating spaces on level 2 focuses on modern and contemporary architecture, furniture, and industrial and graphic design. These exhibition spaces showcase major designers and movements from this period. More
A sweeping retrospective of the designer’s 40 years of creativity, Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective features a stunning selection of 200 haute couture garments along with numerous photographs, drawings, and films that illustrate the development of Saint Laurent's style and the historical foundations of his work. Organized thematically, the presentation melds design and art to explore the full arc of Saint Laurent’s career, from his first days at Dior in 1958 through the splendor of his evening dresses from 2002. The DAM will be the only United States venue for the exhibition. More