Design That Shaped America- Grand Rapids Art Museum

The Grand Rapids Art Museum, should be first on your SUMMER TO-DO list, as the exhibit: “Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America” will remain on display now until August 24. The modernistic display showcases works from fifty notable designers and architects that are represented by twenty Michigan-based businesses, schools, and other institutions. The exhibit features many examples of watercraft designs, automobiles, furniture, and office designs, from the turn of the twentieth century. Viewers will enjoy the contemporary style throughout the exhibit; including one favorite design features a 1955 Wolverine boat. Viewers will also be inspired by Herman Miller’s iconic “Marshmallow Sofa.” The bold, bright geometric designs throughout the exhibit, symbolizes the American Dream that was sought after during
the industrial era.

This exhibition was organized by the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office in association with Cranbrook Art Museum and curated by MPdL Studio of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The exhibition has been expanded by the Grand Rapids Art Museum, with an exhibition design by Seth Alec Keller. Visit the exhibit’s pagehere for more details on this inspiring display.

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