Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 2:30pm4:00pm.
Hamilton Building - lower level Sharp Auditorium DenverCO
Ticketed with member discount
Call 720-913-0130, or buy online.

Midcentury Design: A Closer Look

Session 1: Moderns before Midcentury

In this presentation, University of Colorado Denver art historian Maria Elena Buszek will give a brief introduction to the "Moderns" at the turn of the century whose work preceded and inspired Charles and Ray Eames.

From Arts and Crafts to Art Nouveau to the Bauhaus, Dr. Buszek will survey key figures and concepts in design history that led to the work on display in the DAM's Serious Play exhibition.

Whether you are a midcentury design buff or just discovering this dynamic era and style, join us in a three-session summer course for a deeper look at Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America.

Learn more about the social, cultural, and political context of midcentury America, ponder the ways in which “fun” informs the design aesthetic of this period, and get playful with an exploration of iconic midcentury chairs.

Presented by Maria Elena Buszek.

More information about session presenters available here.

Additional course sessions include:

Playful Seriousness (July 13, 2:30-4 pm)

Fun, Taste & IKEA (August 10, 2:30-4 pm)

$60 DAM members/$70 nonmembers for all three sessions

$22 DAM members/$25 nonmembers for single sessions

Tickets are now on sale for members, and will be available to nonmembers April 8, for the full course or individual sessions.

Please note: General admission tickets, which include entrance to the exhibition, are sold separately.