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Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America Symposium

The Michigan State Historic Preservation Office in partnership with the Kendall College of Art and Design is continuing the discussion of Michigan's outstanding contribution to American modernism. Held in Grand Rapids,MI this three-day event will include: - a rare tour of Herman Miller's manufacturing and design facilities as well as talks by Herman Miller graphic designer Steve Frykholm and writer Clark Malcolm - a keynote address by designer Todd Oldham on the work of textile designer Alexander Girard - Debbie Millman of Design Matters will interview sculptor/designer Jim Miller Melberg whose playforms defined the 1960s - Mira Nakashima will discuss the work of her father, woodworker George Nakashima -Donald Albrecht on industrial designer Norman Bel Geddes' work for Michigan's automobile companies -Marilyn Moss on fabric artist Bill Moss and his revolutionary pop-up tent -Tours of the Marcel Breuer designed St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and the Meyer May House by Frank Lloyd Wright The symposium is being held in conjunction with the exhibition Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America that will be at the Grand Rapids Art Museum May 25-August 24, 2014.