Scandinavian Design

20 02 2023

Fika meeting date and time: Saturday March 11, 2023 at 1:30 PM,

Program: Scandinavian Design, Presented by Monica Obniski,

Location: Martin Luther Lutheran Church, 9235 West Bluemound Road, Milwaukee located just east of Milwaukee Zoo.

Monica Obniski will present the Scandinavian Design based on the exhibition Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890–1980 which she co-organized with her colleague Bobbye Tigerman of Los Angeles County Museum of Art and in collaboration with the Nationalmuseum in Sweden and the Nasjonalmuseet in Norway. The exhibition originally planned for 2020 was re-scheduled due to the Covid 19 Pandemic and will now be held March 24–July 23, 2023 at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Prior to joining the curatorial team at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, Obniski was the Demmer Curator of 20th- and 21-st Century Design at the Milwaukee Art Museum

The program will explore the design exchanges between the United States and the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden over the 20th century. Obniski will unpack several themes that contributed to the robust exchange, including migration, educational opportunities, diplomatic relations, and consumption.

Milwaukee Art Museum Exhibition link

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how Scandinavia have influenced design in America, bring a treat to share and socialize over a cup of coffee, come and fika.



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