Opening Lecture “Radical: Italian Design 1965–1985”
Presented by Cindi Strauss, the Bill and Sara Morgan Curator of Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Italy’s postwar explosion of disruptive design takes center stage in the exhibition Radical: Italian Design 1965–1985, The Dennis Freedman Collection. The first U.S. museum exhibition in nearly 50 years to survey this pivotal movement in design history, Radical: Italian Design showcases prototypes, one-of-a-kind, and limited-edition works by architects, designers, and collectives.
Furniture, lighting designs, architectural models, paintings, and other objects are drawn from the landmark collection of Dennis Freedman. This overview looks at the period, architects, designers, regionalism, and ideas associated with Radical: Italian Design, offering special emphasis on the objects that highlight the exhibition’s themes.
Drop in! Admission is free. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.