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Michigan Modern Design that Shaped America Exhibition at the Grand Rapids Art Museum

Mid-Century Alchemy

June 6, 2014 - August 17, 2014

During the summer of 2014, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts will present ‘Mid-Century Alchemy’ to highlight the influence post-war american design era continues to have on contemporary artists and designers. Experience the UICA’s main level gallery as a domestic interior, where original objects and art are combined to create a new interpretation of the Mid-Century movement through the eyes of contemporary makers. Featuring work by Mark Dineen, Ryan Pieper, Anthony Carpenter, Krystal Formsma, Matt Loeks, and Detroit Wallpaper Company.

Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America Exhibition

May 18, 2014 - August 24, 2014

When Michigan’s industry and design intertwined, Michigan became an epicenter of modern design, with visionaries statewide turning from the simple generation of products to design that rippled throughout the country.

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