Preview of the Contemporary Design Galleries

6:30 pm Talk / The Toby
7:30 - 9 pm Reception and Preview / Pulliam Family Great Hall & Contemporary Design Galleries

Konstantin Grcic (German, b. 1965)
Magis S.p.A. (manufacturer)
Chair One, 2004
die-cast aluminum, polyester powder paint, concrete
A) base: 17-1/2 x 15 (diam.) in. B) seat: 16 x 21-1/2 x 17 in.
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Gift of Magis S.p.A., 2013.131A-B
©Konstantin Grcic

On November 21, the Indianapolis Museum of Art will unveil its new design arts galleries featuring more than 400 works of art. This installation will represent one of the largest displays of contemporary design in an American art museum and will focus on design after 1980, a period of immense growth fueled by two overarching concepts: design as industry and design as art. The new galleries will open to the general public on November 22.

Donors to this initiative are: Otto N. Frenzel III, Steve and Livia Russell, June M. McCormack, Kay F. Koch, James E. and Patricia J. LaCrosse, Penny and Russell Fortune, Tom and Nora Hiatt, Ann M. and Chris Stack, Jane Fortune and Robert Hesse, and William L. Fortune Jr. and Joseph D. Blakely.

Promotional support provided by WFYI.

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