Member Previews—Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890–1980

Member Previews—Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890–1980


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Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890–1980 is the first exhibition to examine the extensive design exchanges between the United States and the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden) during the 20th century. Serving as a corrective to the dominant narrative of central European émigrés shaping modern American design culture, the exhibition will present a new international story, featuring accounts of Scandinavian designers who immigrated to the United States; Americans who studied or worked in Nordic countries; the ambitious campaigns to market and export Scandinavian design to American consumers; and the American and Nordic figures who championed sustainable and accessible design practice. Many of the issues considered in the exhibition remain relevant today, including the contributions of immigrants to their adopted societies, the importance of international exchange, critical analysis of cultural myths, and concern about environmental sustainability and accessibility.

Members receive unlimited access. Advanced timed-entry tickets are required. Access to Member Previews is a benefit of membership and as such is restricted to LACMA members only. Children accompanied by LACMA members are welcome in Member Preview galleries, but please note that discounted guest tickets purchased by members do not grant guests admission to Member Preview galleries. 

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Member Previews—Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890–1980
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For LACMA members only 

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BCAM, Level 2
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Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890–1980
Sat, 10/08/2022 – 10:00
-Sat, 10/08/2022 – 19:00
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Wed, 10/20/2021 – 10:00
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Credit line – Left column

Image credit: Kaj Franck for Nuutajärvi Glassworks, Goblets, model KF 486, designed 1968, these examples c. 1970–71, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Decorative Arts and Design Council Fund and partial gift of Marc Treib, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

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Tier 3
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