Michigan Modern: Design That Shaped America is on display May 18 - August 24, 2014. As part of West Michigan Design Week the GRAM will host a private director’s tour with Dana Friis-Hansen, who adapted the traveling show for the museum. The tour, which focuses on industry, design and architecture education, institutions, and public housing, will conclude just in time for the book signing by Susan Szenasy, author of Szenasy, Design Advocate. Tour members are also welcome to explore the GRAM collection until 9:00 pm.
Michigan Modern celebrates the state's outstanding contributions to Modern design and highlights the people who made it happen. The exhibition brings together hundreds of landmark design objects, fascinating photographs, design drawings, and video documentation of the leading figures and key historical developments in architecture, industrial design, and furniture. Michigan Modern was organized by the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office in association with Cranbrook Art Museum, curated by MPdL Studio of Ann Arbor, and expanded by the GRAM with an exhibition design by Seth Alec Keller.
Thank you to our event sponsor:
Grand Rapids Art Museum