Events June 2021

Hilda Longinotti, of the George Nelson Office, posing on a Marshmallow Sofa, c. 1956. Courtesy of Herman Miller Archives.
LocalVirtual Lecture

Modern Design? You Bet! Life, Ebony and Modernism in 1950s America

June 8, 2021

In case you missed our chapter’s event in April, Kristina Wilson is back in collaboration with the Glass House and the New Canaan Library where she will examine the presence of modern design in Life and Ebony magazines in the 1950s. This virtual talk takes a deep dive into advertising images and editorial content, exploring how modern design appeared in each magazine as well as how codes of race, gender, and identity influenced—and were influenced by—modern design in these mass media landscapes.

Kristina Wilson is Professor of Art History at Clark University in Worcester. She is an award-winning author and curator who writes about design history, the history of museums, and American modernism.

Tuesday June 8, 7:00 pm EDT