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Currently on View in the Reading Room – Marimekko: Bringing Joy to Everyday Life

September 8 – November 19, 2017
The name Marimekko instantly brings to mind bright, colorful, and bold patterns that have become synonymous with Finnish design. This exhibition will feature a dozen Marimekko fabrics from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection.
Marimekko textiles

Currently on View in the Design Gallery – The Memory Project: Faces of Joy

September 18 – November 19, 2017
This exhibition, sponsored by The Memory Project based in Middleton, will feature 70 portraits of Syrian children living in refugee camps in Jordan. Humanitarian aid agencies provided the organization with photographs and the names of the children being portrayed. The photographs were then distributed to high school art students who created portable portraits of the children.

Coming up

2017 Harris Lecture
November 6, 2017
The speaker for the 25th Annual Ruth Ketterer Harris Lecture Series will be Noa Raviv, an emerging Israeli fashion artist and designer. Noa’s clothing designs combine traditional handmade and machine made techniques with 3D printing and laser cutting to create captivating sculptural elements ranging from the ethereal to the whimsical.

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