Where did you buy your modern furniture? Where did your parents buy their furniture. Design Quest is interested in exhibiting some of those modern pieces at their 45th Anniversary Party. Check it out!
Pam VanderPloeg for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Aquinas College.
Grand Rapids, MI
6:30 Old Federal Building
Brian Conway, MichiganModern: Design that Shaped America
Check out West Michigan Modern's presentation Jan. 28, 2017 from 2:00 - 2:45 pm
A Modern Vision Realized: The Mid-Century Park School Development Program
Presenter Pam VanderPloeg; Sponsor:Grand Rapids City Archives
In 1951, a successful Grand Rapids Public Schools millage vote launched a twenty-year building program to solve the crisis of aging, overcrowded schools and the post-World War II baby boom. A collaboration between the schools, prominent West Michigan architects and the Grand Rapids Parks Department, led by landscape architect Fred See, created beautiful modern schools set in expansive parks in old and new neighborhoods, and brought national recognition. The story of how that program unfolded, and of the fate of those schools today, will be told through original and contemporary photos and images.
For more information on presentation and more contact:
West Michigan Modern | 505 Cherry SE #501| Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503 | 616-477-4340 | firstname.lastname@example.org