Celebrating mid-century design

The Museum of Arts and Design in Manhattan is turning the cinematic spotlight on mid-century design.

In conjunction with MAD’s “Atmosphere for Enjoyment: Harry Bertoia’s Environment for Sound” and “Bent, Cast & Forged: The Jewelry of Harry Bertoia,” the museum is exploring both mid-century architecture and design greats with “Midcentury Masters,” a film series that runs June 16-30.

“We wanted to contextualize Bertoia’s interdisciplinary practice among a broader group of historical peers working through similar concerns in the mid-20th century,” said Katerina Llanes, the museum’s public programs manager, in press materials. “Hopefully, the films will provide audiences with new ways of understanding Bertoia’s work and capture the zeitgeist of that particular generation.”

The schedule will include:

  • “Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter” and “Harry Bertoia’s Sculpture” on June 16.
  • “The World of Buckminster Fuller” on June 23.
  • “The New World of Lina Bo Bardi” and “Precise Poetry” on June 30.

Each program begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 ($5 for members and students). MAD is at 2 Columbus Circle.

For more, visit madmuseum.org/midcenturymasters. – Mary Shustack

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