Devon Dikeou during her 2018 Logan Lecture in the Sharp Auditorium

Courses

Explore exhibition and collection themes, artists, and artworks in greater depth. Spark your knowledge and discover more in the works on view.

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Midcentury Design: A Closer Look

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.


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  • Image of Herbert Bayer's multi-colored Kaleidoscreen installed in Aspen, CO, about 1957.
    Event: Public Programs

    Midcentury Design: A Closer Look

    Session 3: Fun, Taste & IKEA
    Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 2:30pm4:00pm.

    In the final session of this three-part course, explore an “aesthetics of fun” while tracing the history of playful art and whimsical design. More

  • Ray Eames with the first prototype of The Toy, 1950
    Event: Public Programs

    Midcentury Design: A Closer Look - three-part series

    Occurs on the second Saturday of July and August through 2019. Next Occurs on Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 2:00pm4:30pm.

    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. More