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Coming soon to the CADVC’s gallery…

A Designed Life: Contemporary American Textiles, Wallpapers and Containers & Packages, 1951-1954
September 13 – December 8, 2018

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents A Designed Life: Contemporary American Textiles, Wallpapers and Containers & Packages, 1951-1954, an exhibition based on three historically significant traveling exhibitions of contemporary mass-produced, American-designed consumer goods that were commissioned by the U.S. Department of State in the early 1950s. It recreates and interprets those early Cold War exhibitions—including American textiles, wallpapers, containers, and packaging—restating and interpreting part of each display as it might have appeared in the early 1950s.

Related Events

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 5-7 pm

SHAG Meet-Up with “A Designed Life” Gallery Walk: Wednesday, November 28, 7-9 pm

Learn more about the exhibition and related events.








Plan Your Visit

Admission to CADVC exhibitions and all related programming is free and open to the public.

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located in the Fine Arts Building on the Campus of UMBC. For more information call 410-455-3188.

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Image: Concept drawing for the exhibition courtesy of Margaret Re, Courtesy of the Estates of Stefan P. & Juliana D. Munsing, all rights reserved, Courtesy Knoll, Inc.; Images courtesy Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress; U.S. Information Agency, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD, (306-CS-1D-3); Additional photo credits: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum / Art Resource, NY; Courtesy of Historic New England