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September Issue 2010

North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, Features Exhibit Focused on the Development of NC Design

North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, is presenting the exhibit, Southern Roots of Mid-Century Modern, on view at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design through Dec. 18, 2010.

At the middle of the Twentieth Century, modern design was sweeping the nation. City centers across the US were deciphering what "good design" was and architects and product designers were redefining what homes and objects looked like. Although common in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, designers broke the norm when they decided to follow Henry Kamphoefner to the unlikely design hub of Raleigh, NC. It was here that some of the world's greatest designers of this period found themselves teaching or lecturing at the newly formed School of Design at North Carolina State University.

In this exhibition, the Gregg Museum will show excellent examples of mid-century modern furniture, textiles, ceramics and design and tell the story of how the modern design movement made its way into North Carolina. The exhibit will include work by designers such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Eames, George Nelson, Marcel Breuer, Eero Saarinen, Buckminster Fuller, Matthew Nowicki, Joe Cox, George Bireline, George Nakashima, Grete Jalk, Russel Wright, Christian Dior and many others.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Museum at 919/515-3503 or visit (www.ncsu.edu/gregg).

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