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Familiar Objects from Cranbrook on Display at LACMA Exhibit

Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibition, "Scandinavian Design and the United States: 1890-1980" highlights treasures from Cranbrook. 

Objects from the Cranbrook Art Museum Collection have made their way to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for their exhibition, "Scandinavian Design and the United States: 1890-1980," open now through February 5, 2023. Those objects include items originally created for Cranbrook Schools.
 
"Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890–1980" is the first exhibition to examine the extensive design exchanges between the United States and the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden) during the 20th century.

Anyone who has ever visited the Kingswood Dining Hall will recognize:
  • Eliel Saarinen and Loja Saarinen, "Study for the Festival of the May Queen Tapestry, Kingswood School," 1932.
  • Eero Saarinen with Maija Anderson Wirde and Studio Loja Saarinen, "Kingswood School Dining Hall Side Chair," 1930-1931.
Cranbrook has a rich history in Scandinavian Design and had loaned eleven works to @lacma from artists Harry Bertoia, Marianne Strengell, Ralph Rapson, Pipsan Saarinen Swanson, J. Robert F. Swanson, Eero Saarinen, Maija Anderson Wirde, Eliel Saarinen, and Studio Loja Saarinen.

Click here to see photos of the exhibition and to read how it was designed.

Click here for the original Cranbrook Art Museum Instagram post regarding the objects from their collection that are included.
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