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Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
273 E Erie St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Besides being useful, and perhaps even beautiful, what else should designed objects do? Spectacular Vernacular, on view in the Brooks Stevens Gallery November 3 — March 2, takes you on a journey through observation, experimentation and speculation to reveal how the creators mix their craft and industrial design backgrounds with influences from fiction, science and the arts. Explore the rhetorical and practical opportunities of designed objects, encouraging a broadening of the conventional definition of the designer’s role.
The exhibition features work by the design studio Parsons & Charlesworth, founded by British husband and wife Tim Parsons and Jessica Charlesworth.
Gallery hours are Monday — Saturday, 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. Admission is free.
The Opening Reception is Thursday, November 8, 6 — 8 p.m. in the Brooks Stevens Gallery.