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Jazz musician Victor Goines plays the saxophone
Morse Historic Lecture with Victor Goines
Jazz musician Victor Goines is the featured speaker for this year's Morse Historic Design Lecture Series.
Photograph of Joyful Interiors Book Signing
Joyful Interiors: Rediscovering the Textiles of Marguerita Mergentime
Exploring Marguerita Mergentime’s life and career, reintroducing her ideas on modern design, informal dining, and joyful living.
Universal Design: Myth or Reality?
Where did “universal design” come from, and where is it headed? Will our future be populated with products that work for everyone, or we will increasingly use devices customized for an audience of one? How do we acknowledge individual differences while building a more accessible world? Gianfranco Zaccai (Continuum), Jon Marshall (MAP Project office), Scott...
Design [R]evolutions: Art Deco to Streamline
[Partial video available only due to recording issues] In the rush toward modernity after the 1925 Paris Exposition, architectural and domestic metalwork gained prominence in the public eye, exemplifying the "art deco" mode. Using examples from Cooper-Hewitt's collection, curator and art historian Jewel Stern will examine the stylistic transition in metalwork during the late 1920s...
Design [R]evolutions: False Bottoms and Secret Compartments
In the second of the Enid and Lester Morse Historic Design lecture series, Dr. Carolyn Sargentson will be lecturing on the theme of secrecy in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Paris, looking at the role of locksmiths in protecting the affairs of the heart, the home, and of politics, and revealing some of their strategies for developing...
Design [R]evolutions: Places for Paintings and Paintings for Places
It is difficult to believe that the works of art we now see in museums were originally intended for display someplace else. The inaugural speaker for Desigh [R]evolutions, Dr. Nicholas Penny will discuss where several famous paintings now in public galleries were originally intended to hang, and how lighting, heigh, wall color, frames, and the...
Richard Campanella at City of Neighborhoods 2008
Richard Campanella tracks the physical geography, historical development, and population of New Orleans from colonial times to after Hurricane Katrina.
How and Why Things Work – Keynote, Ellen Lupton
Curator Ellen Lupton uses concrete examples to discuss how designed objects and environments affect human behavior. Through objects from the past and present, she demonstrates how good design can solve everyday problems.
John Maeda from the Adobe Museum of Digital Media
John Maeda talks about Neue Craft The most recent addition to the the Adobe Museum of Digital Media is a lecture by John Maeda called A+B=C (Atoms+Bits=Craft). Once you get past the Museum’s virtual architecture, which I talked about in my blog on Tuesday (March 29th), you find yourself in John’s world, where he stands...