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Artek and the Aaltos: Creating a Modern World
Saturday, 4 June, 2016 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The American Scandinavian Society invites members and friends to…
“Artek and the Aaltos: Creating a Modern World”
11:00 am on Saturday, June 4th
Tuomas Hiltunen, a former VP for Finland and a grant recipient will accompany the tour.
Exhibit at Bard Graduate Center Gallery | Website
Artek and the Aaltos: Creating a Modern World is the first exhibition in the United States to examine Artek, a pioneering Finnish design company founded in 1935, and the first to have a specific focus on the two architect co-founders, Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) and Aino Marsio-Aalto (1894–1949). The exhibition considers the Aaltos’ shared practice through the lens of this groundbreaking company, whose under-recognized and multifaceted mission far exceeded its manufacturing of bentwood furniture designed by Alvar Aalto, for which the firm is best known. It also offers for the first time a specific analysis of Artek’s distinct international role as a disseminator of modernism in art, architecture, interiors, furniture, and other modern products.
Approximately 200 works will be featured—many never before on public view—including architectural drawings, drawings and sketches for interiors and furniture, paintings, photography, furniture, glassware, lighting, and textiles.
$7 general | $5 seniors/students
Bard Graduate Center Gallery
18 West 86th Street ( betw. CPW and Columbus Ave.), New York City
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