BODY AND MATTER: BIOMORPHISM IN POST-WWII AMERICAN ART AND DESIGN
MARCH 6, 13, AND 20,
$50 ($45 WALKER MEMBERS AND SENIORS)
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.