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Virtual Lecture | “Electrifying Design: A Century of Lighting”


Tune in for this free talk about Electrifying Design: A Century of Lighting. Co-curators Cindi Strauss and Sarah Schleuning introduce the exhibition’s themes, organization, and key works.

• Live via Zoom
Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 3 p.m. / Watch the recording

Electrifying Design: A Century of Lighting examines lighting as a transforming force in daily life and in major design movements. It is the first large-scale U.S. exhibition to examine international lighting design as a catalyst for technological and artistic innovation. From the first electric light in the early 1800s to energy-efficient bulbs in the 21st century, lighting technology has fascinated engineers, scientists, architects, and designers worldwide.

About the Speakers
Cindi Strauss is the Bill and Sara Morgan Curator, Department of Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design, at the MFAH. Sarah Schleuning is the Margot B. Perot Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the Dallas Museum of Art.

 Learn more about the exhibition.


Virtual Learning & Interpretation programs are generously underwritten by the Jerold B. Katz Foundation.

The Freed Lecture Series is made possible by endowment income from the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation.