Friends of Decorative Arts: American Architect Michael Graves
Collector Jim Sweeny will introduce the decorative arts of the gifted Amerian architect Michael Graves. Mr. Graves and his firm have designed many distinctive buildings around the globe, including the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University in Atlanta and the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts in Orlando. He has also produced designs for almost everything found in a modern home. This talk will encompass Mr. Graves’ high-style creations for Alessi and his popular objects for Target. He received the 1999 National Medal of Arts.
The decorative arts have been an important part of the Museum collection from the very beginning. FODA programs are entertaining and informative and provide opportunities to make new friends. Annual dues are $20, in addition to Museum membership. To join, please contact Membership Coordinator Kathryn Reina: Kathryn@fine-arts.org or 727.896.2667, ext. 248. Non-FODA members can attend programs for $5, plus MFA admission. Carolyn Nygren is the volunteer coordinator. These programs will be held on the second Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m.