Architea (virtual) – Anything He Can Do She Can Do Better: The Women Designers of Mid-Century Modernism
Sunday January 10, 2021
2 – 3:30pm (central time)
$20 per participant
You may have noticed the label “Mid-Century Modern” stuck on even the most unlovable yard sale junk. Mid-Century Modern Design, however, is a distinct post-war style with firm roots in the Bauhaus concept of total design and its use of modern materials and simple forms to reflect an urbane, sophisticated lifestyle. In this fun virtual presentation, we’ll discuss how women designers, often working behind the scenes of their more famous male counterparts, helped to revolutionize American tastes and the American domestic interior. Bring your favorite lamp, snuggle up in your favorite fake Eames chair, or get your beehive on like its 1955. All ages, genders and levels of seriousness welcome.
This virtual tea party begins with a virtual tour of Edith Farnsworth’s Country House by exhibit consultant and interior architect, Robert Kleinschmidt and the program presented by Stacy Hand, Art History Ph.D.