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July 03, 2012

Craving Culture? Museum exhibitions to see now.

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Olivetti: Innovation & Identity is currently at the Denver Art Museum.

Here are just a few exhibitions happening around the country. From 100 years of chairs in Florida to a celebration of George Nelson at Cranbrook to “House & Home” in Washington, D.C., there is richness to enjoy everywhere.


Denver Art Museum 
What is Modern? 
Olivetti: Innovation & Identity


Tampa Museum of Art
A Hundred Years - A Hundred Chairs: Masterworks from the Vitra Design Museum


National Building Museum 
House & Home


Cranbrook Art Museum
George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher


Oregon History Museum
The Architecture and Legacy of Pietro Belluschi 


The Art Institute of Chicago
Rethinking Typologies: Architecture and Design from the Permanent Collection
The Outdoor Office: Jonathan Olivares Design Research


Does anyone have an exhibit of "things no longer useful" or "prior solutions"?

There was a Button-Hook as tool, not just a alang term in sports. My grandfather had a square with 25, 50, 75 & 100 on its sides; you put it in the window to order ice by the pound.

I have a bound copy of SCRIBNER'S that describes how department stores worked in 1897. No computers, a hugh stable for horse drawn delivery, live dress models, manufacturing inside the store, etc.

This is great, I will definitely check out the exhibit at the Tampa Museum of Art. Read my article below about the history of the Midcentury Modern architectural style in Florida, on the preservation blog for the Florida Historical Society.

I love the celebration of art! Bravo on these exhibits!

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