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 by the organically inspired forms that sprouted 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-part lecture series surveys a time when the works of artists and designers alike blurred the boundaries between the body and inorganic matter. Lecturers include Siri Engberg, Walker Associate Curator of Visual Arts; Andrew Blauvelt, Walker Design Director; and Garth Rockcastle, Professor of Architecture, University of Minnesota, and founding principal, Meyer, Scherer and Rockcastle, Ltd. To register, call 612.375.7622.


 

 


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