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Midcentury Design: A Deeper 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.

 

MIDCENTURY DESIGN: A CLOSER LOOK - Moderns before Midcentury

Summer Course 2019 - Session 1

Saturday, June 15, 2019   2:30-4:00pm

In session one of a three-part course, learn about key figures and concepts in design history that led to the work on display in the DAM's Serious Play exhibition.

 

MIDCENTURY DESIGN: A CLOSER LOOK - Playful Seriousness

Summer Course 2019 - Session 2

Saturday, July 13, 2019   2:30-4:00pm

In session two of a three-part course, learn about  growing up Eames  and get a firsthand glimpse at the principles of  Eamesian  design through the eyes of Carla Hartman, granddaughter of Charles and Ray Eames.

 

MIDCENTURY DESIGN: A CLOSER LOOK -  Fun, Taste & IKEA

Summer Course 2019 -  Session 3

Saturday, August 10, 2019   2:30-4:00pm

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

 

Please note that this is a combination package for all three sessions. To purchase tickets to individual sessions please click on the links below:

· Moderns before Midcentury (June 15, 2:30-4:00pm)

· Playful Seriousness (July 13, 2:30-4:00pm)

· Fun, Taste & IKEA (August 10, 2:30-4:00pm)

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