FoDA Lecture: Fifties Modern Furniture
Collector Jim Sweeny begins the new season with an introduction to “Fifties Modern Furniture.” Following the deprivations of the war years, a building and manufacturing boom revived the economy in the 1950s and 1960s. Leading designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, and Harry Bertoia created comfortable, stylish, durable furniture, ideal for smaller postwar homes. Mr. Sweeny examines their innovations and the new materials they used.
The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $20 in addition to Museum membership.
FODA programs are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 2pm during season. Non-FODA members can attend for $5, plus Museum admission.