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Friends of Decorative Arts Lecture: Design in America

Saarinen houseRoy Slade, Director of the Cranbrook Art Museum from 1977-1995 and now Director Emeritus, will examine “Design in America: The Cranbrook Vision 1925-1950.” Cranbrook came into being in 1904 and later became an educational community. Located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, it is now a National Historic Landmark and is renowned for its architecture influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement. The 319-acre campus has been called “the most enchanted and enchanting setting in America.”

Mr. Slade will discuss the founders, creation, and influence of the Cranbrook community, with an emphasis on architecture, design, and the decorative arts. He was also Director of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. from 1972-1977 and remains an active artist.

Friends of Decorative Arts

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 2 p.m. during season. Non-FODA members can attend for $5, plus MFA admission. Carolyn Nygren is the volunteer coordinator.

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October 13, 2015

2–3 pm

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