Art: Exhibition: “Modern Metal: Functional Design for Life”

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Art: Exhibition: “Modern Metal: Functional Design for Life”
April 5, 2013 10:00 am
April 5, 2013 6:00 pm
FREE and open to the public
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Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, University Center for the Arts
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University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington Street, Fort Collins, CO, 80524, United States

Metal_1From Harry Bertoia’s iconic Diamond Chair to Archibald Knox’ pewter Bomb Vase to John Rideout’s Magnalite Teakettle, modern designers working in metal created extraordinary functional objects for modern life. Drawn from the collection of decorative art at the Kirkland Museum in Denver, this exhibition looks at metal and its uses in the functional design of household items.

Metal_2Included in the exhibition are works by well known designers including Peter Behrens, Marianne Brandt, Charles & Ray Eames, Hector Guimard, and Gio Ponti, among many others. Many of these mass produced objects were used daily in the home, but now, because of their innovations and beautiful designs, have become icons of modern life in the 20th century. This exhibition was co-curated by department of art professors Haley Bates and Dr. Eleanor Moseman with museum director Linny Frickman.

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