Wednesday, August 14, 2013
East Lansing Modern, 1940 - 1970
(Exhibits (Museum, Gardens, ...))
This exhibition explores the local area's modern architectural design heritage in residential, commercial, public and religious buildings. From examples by internationally known architects to those who practiced solely in mid-Michigan, the modernist style represented a forward-looking approach to contemporary living. Prompted by the State Historic Preservation Office's "Michigan Modern" project (michiganmodern.org), this exhibition offers an appreciation of East Lansing's 1940 - 1970 architecture. It also considers the use of new technologies, modern designs for the home that were available locally, and contemporary art that was popularly collected by homeowners. more information...