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Ellen Lupton: Design is Art That People Use

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Northwestern University - Harris Hall

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1881 Sheridan Road

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Inspired by the exhibition Up Is Down, Ellen Lupton, Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City and director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), will address the evolving relationship between artistic experimentation and commercial design. In the 1950s and '60s, the Goldsholl design firm’s creative experiments with light and media found their ways to lucrative commercials and patents. Lupton will consider this history of design innovation, and the state of experimentation and design today; focusing on the commercials and projects that artists create for the ubiquitous digital screens around us. Thinking about how rapid digital culture blurs the boundaries of art and commerce this program considers our new era of design experimentation and addresses how current designers shape not only what, but how we see.

Co-sponsored by the Terra Foundation for American Art and The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. Presented by The Block Museum of Art in conjunction with Art Design Chicago and in partnership with the Segal Design Institute and Medill Integrated Marketing and Communications.

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The exhibition Up Is Down is presented in conjunction with Art Design Chicago, a wide-ranging initiative to explore the breadth of Chicago’s role as a catalyst and incubator for innovations in art and design. Art Design Chicago is a spirited celebration of the unique and vital role Chicago plays as America’s crossroads of creativity and commerce. Led by the Terra Foundation for American Art with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, this citywide partnership of cultural organizations explores Chicago’s art and design legacy with more than 25 exhibitions and hundreds of events in 2018.

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