New Exhibition & Members Reception: Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe at the Palm Springs Art Museum
Regular Exhibition Opening:
Saturday, Nov. 23, 2020, 10:00 a.m.
Palm Springs Art Museum
Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe
The work of one of the most important and influential designers of the 20th century is coming to Palm Springs Art Museum. Alexander Girard created stunning interiors for restaurants, private homes, corporate offices, and even airplanes, and warmed up modernism with his whimsical, optimistic patterns and designs.
The exhibition opens on Saturday, November 23, with a special members reception and lecture the evening before!
Friday, November 22, 2019, 5:00 p.m., Annenberg Theater
Lecture: Monica Obniski, Demmer Curator of 20th- and 21st-Century Design, Milwaukee Art Museum
Monica Obniski is the author of the The Theatrical Art of Displaying ‘Good Design,’ one of the essays in the exhibition catalogue that accompanies Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe.
Members Reception immediately following.
The exhibition will continue through March 1, 2020.
Alexander Girard (1907–1993 in Santa Fe) was one of the most important and prolific designers of the 20th century. He created stunning interiors for restaurants, private homes, corporate offices, and even airplanes! He created textiles, typography, and tableware. He designed exhibitions, toys, and a whole city street in Columbus, Indiana. Inspired by folk art and pop art, Girard created a bold, colorful, charismatic universe. He warmed up modernism with his whimsical, optimistic patterns and designs.
This exhibition, organized by Vitra Design Museum, presents the colorful universe of Alexander Girard through more than 400 objects—textiles, drawings, furniture, graphics, film, and folk art—in a richly layered installation and accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue. Exhibition visitors will experience one of his best-known interiors—that of the 1957 Miller House in Columbus, Indiana—through a full-scale replica of its iconic conversation pit, which will be a place for repose and public programs.
We look forward to welcoming you to the wonderful world of Girard this fall.