|LANSING, Mich., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — People interested in Modern design have one week left to register for Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America, a four-day symposium at Cranbrook that will bring together national experts to talk about Michigan‘s major role in the development of American Modernism.
Michigan was the epicenter of Modern design during the mid-twentieth century and influenced Modern design throughout the world. Michigan‘s design industry shaped the American Dream and brought good design to the masses.
Here’s what registrants will get out of the symposium:
Participants will have the opportunity to hear about architects and designers like Minoru Yamasaki, Eliel and Eero Saarinen, and Charles and Ray Eames, among others, and the relationships that existed between the designers, auto and furniture manufacturers, and Michigan educational institutions like the University of Michigan School of Architecture and Cranbrook Educational Community. The symposium also offers participants the opportunity to tour some of Michigan‘s modern resources, including a rare opportunity to tour the General Motors Technical Center, designed by Eero Saarinen.
A companion exhibition, Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America opens to the public at Cranbrook Art Museum in on June 14.