Sunday Fun
Benjamin J. Bowden
SPACELANDER BICYCLE
Designed 1946
Education
COMPLEAT SCHOLAR
BODY AND MATTER: BIOMORPHISM IN POST-WWII AMERICAN ART AND DESIGN


WEDNESDAYS,
MARCH 6, 13, AND 20,
6:30-8 PM

$50 ($45 WALKER MEMBERS AND SENIORS)
LECTURE ROOM


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From the bounce of the Slinky to the upward-reaching tail fins of the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado, many cultural artifacts from the American postwar period can be linked together by their biomorphic designs. Organically inspired forms sprouted up in the works of painters, sculptors, architects, and industrial and commercial product designers. Offered in association with the exhibition Vital Forms: American Art and Design in the Atomic Age, 1940-1960, this three-evening lecture series examines a time in American visual life when the works of artists and designers alike mimicked the shapes of nature. Lecturers include Walker Associate Curator Siri Engberg, Walker Design Director Andrew Blauvelt, and University of Minnesota architecture professor Garth Rockcastle, founding principal of Meyer, Scherer and Rockcastle, Ltd. To register, call 612.375.7622.

 

 


PRESENTED AS PART OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA'S COMPLEAT SCHOLAR PROGRAM.