In conjunction with our exhibit Modern in Pound Ridge, we are presenting a lecture series highlighting distinctive aspects of mid-century design.
See our calendar for details.
Form + Function: Mid-Century Modern Furniture + Lighting
Carol JW Kurth, FAIA, ASID, founder of the award-winning firms Carol Kurth Architecture + Carol Kurth Interiors, has been integral to the emergence of modern architecture in Pound Ridge since her first passive solar projects in the early 1980's. This lecture examines the mid-century modern design movement as a backdrop for iconic furniture and lighting designs of the twentieth century.
Before There Was Mid (20th) Century Modern, There Was Mid (19th) Century Modern
Chuck Griffith will present an extensive talk on the Shakers, their history and lifestyle and their timeless designs. Mr. Griffith has been making furniture since 1968, but became interested in the Shakers in the mid-1980's. So interested that he learned how to hand-cut dovetails and make Shaker oval boxes. His work may be seen at www.shakertofit.com and a few pieces will be on display. Refreshments will be served.