Alexander Girard Symposium: Uncovering the Fantasy and Magic of Alexander Girard

Alexander Girard Symposium: Uncovering the Fantasy and Magic of Alexander Girard

Date/Time
Date(s) - Sat, 07/22/2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC

Location
Cranbrook Art Museum deSalle Auditorium
39221 Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Miller House living room, Alexander Girard, interior design

Alexander Girard Symposium: Uncovering the Fantasy and Magic of Alexander Girard

Date/Time
Date(s) - Sat, 07/22/2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC

Location
Cranbrook Art Museum deSalle Auditorium
39221 Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Free with Museum Admission

One-day symposium in conjunction with the exhibition, Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe

Join us for a fascinating examination of one of the most influential, yet overlooked, designers of modernism in America, Alexander Girard. Historian Deborah Kawsky will introduce us to Girard’s Detroit days—from his modern design shop in Grosse Pointe to the architecture of his lesser known residences. Curbed’s national architecture critic Alexandra Lange will discuss Girard’s uncanny ability to bring structure to seemingly disparate things, from found artifacts to city streetscapes. Curator Monica Obniski will look at Girard’s prescient collection and use of folk art as an inspiration and antidote to modern design. A moderated discussion and question-and-answer session will follow the presentations.

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