Celebrate MODA’s 25th Anniversary! AIGA 100: A Century of Design Field Trip: Typewalk The Cultural Experience Project at MODA Second Sundays are Pay-As-You-Wish Days! Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair Design Conversation: Adam Harrell of Nebo Drink in Design: AIGA Atlanta Presents Sean Adams LEGO Robotics Workshops GoldieBlox Workshops for Girls

Celebrate MODA’s 25th Anniversary!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Join us for an evening of celebration on Thursday, September 4 as we recognize the achievements of Architect, Artist, and Visionary, John C. Portman, Jr. while celebrating 25 years of history.

Music by the Co-Resonance String Quartet and Food by Affairs to Remember.

6:30pm to 9:30pm. For more information, click here. To purchase tickets, click here.click here.

AIGA 100: A Century of Design

August 17 - October 5, 2014

AIGA (formerly known as the American Institute of Graphic Arts) celebrates its centennial year with a remarkable exhibition culled from the organization’s archives. Cutting edge work by esteemed designers like Paul Rand, Saul Bass, Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmeister and many more reveals the increasing power, precision and nuance that design brings to our commercial and cultural dialogue.

Curated by AIGA medalist and past president, Sean Adams, in collaboration with AIGA Fellow, Doug Grimmett, of Primal Screen, this unique collection is on view for the very first time anywhere.

Field Trip: Typewalk

Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10am to 12pm

Guided by AIGA member, Sue Youngblood, the Atlanta Type Walk uses letters found in the downtown built environment to tell a story. Coupled with historic research on letterforms, typefaces and Atlanta's development, the walk travels in time from 1897 to present. Participants see, hear and experience Atlanta from a fresh perspective as they view building names, street signs, wayfinding signs, plaques, abandoned signs and graffiti.

The walk starts promptly at 10am on Saturday, September 6, and will last for 2 hours. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start, rain or shine. Meet on the mezzanine level of the Five Points MARTA station. The walk ends at the Carnegie Education Pavilion in Hardy Ivy Park at Baker and Peachtree Streets.

Tickets are $5 for MODA Members / $10 for non-Members. Click here to purchase.

The Cultural Experience Project at MODA

MODA congratulates the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs on the 10th Anniversary of the Cultural Experience Project!

We're thrilled to be part of this important program which affords every Atlanta Public School (APS) student from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade the opportunity to experience the city’s premier art and cultural venues.

This fall, high school students from APS will be visiting our exhibition, Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair, as part of the Cultural Experience Project.

Second Sundays are Pay-As-You-Wish Days!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

On the second Sunday of each month, admission to MODA is pay-what-you-wish during regular opening hours of 12pm to 5pm.

Pay-what-you-wish tickets are available in person only and may not be purchased in advance.

In 2014, pay-what-you-wish days will fall on September 14, November 9, and December 14.

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

October 19, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair honors the traveling fashion show that brought European couture fashions to the African-American community.

Organized by the Chicago History Museum and featuring iconic garments by Yves Saint-Laurent, Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Cardin, and others, Inspiring Beauty demonstrates how fashion became a vehicle for empowerment, pride, and achievement.

For information about supporting this exhibition, click here.

Design Conversation: Adam Harrell of Nebo

Thursday, September 18, 2014

As president & founder of Nebo, Adam Harrell helps oversee brand strategy and creative direction at the 50 person independent agency. Join us on Thursday, September 18, for a Design Conversation with Adam and learn how Nebo helped raised over $250,000 o preserve the house of Charles and Ray Eamest and how they are helping the Atlanta Beltline connect with their grassroots supporters by crafting and selling 1,000 limited edition slices of the original rail that once lined the 22 mile emerald loop. Free for members or with regular admission. Tickets available in advance online and at the door. Lecture begins at 7pm.

Drink in Design: AIGA Atlanta Presents Sean Adams

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thursday September 25, 2014 6-9 pm

Throughout its existence, AIGA has adapted to many of the shifts and challenges that the design community and the world at large has faced, consistently advocating for more robust and influential roles for designers. Sean Adams, former AIGA president, 2014 AIGA Gold Medalist, and co-curator of AIGA100: Century of Design will talk about the visual history of AIGA and the organization’s past, present and future.
Lecture will being promptly at 7pm. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early in order to be seated.

Tickets are $10 for MODA members, $15 for non-members. Click here to purchase.

LEGO Robotics Workshops

MODA's LEGO Robotics Workshops give kids ages 6-10 an opportunity to challenge themselves by building and programming robots.

Whether your child has attended campMODA, is a robotics expert, or is a first time builder and programmer, our LEGO Robotics Workshops will provide fun learning experiences. At each workshop, kids will learn the basics and then take on an awesome building challenge.

Two-hour workshops are held at the Design Bar in the museum's lobby and are led by enthusiastic LEGO robotics experts. Participation is $25 for Members, $30 for non-Members. Fee includes admission to the museum’s current exhibition for the participant and 1 adult. To register, click here.

GoldieBlox Workshops for Girls

GoldieBlox is a construction toy meant to keep girls interested in building and inventing.

At MODA, we think girls are awesome engineers and so we’re offering GoldieBlox building workshops for girls aged 6-9.

Girls will spend some time getting familiar with the tools in the GoldieBlox set and then work together to design and build a working machine!

For more information and to register your child for workshops, click here.
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Celebrate MODA’s 25th Anniversary!

Join us for an evening of celebration on Thursday, September 4 as we recognize the achievements of Architect, Artist, and Visionary, John C. Portman, Jr. while celebrating 25 years of history.

Music by the Co-Resonance String Quartet and Food by Affairs to Remember.

6:30pm to 9:30pm. For more information, click here. To purchase tickets, click here.click here.

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AIGA 100: A Century of Design

AIGA (formerly known as the American Institute of Graphic Arts) celebrates its centennial year with a remarkable exhibition culled from the organization’s archives.

Cutting edge work by esteemed designers like Paul Rand, Saul Bass, Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmeister and many more reveals the increasing power, precision and nuance that design brings to our commercial and cultural dialogue.

Curated by AIGA medalist and past president, Sean Adams, in collaboration with AIGA Fellow, Doug Grimmett, of Primal Screen, this unique collection is on view for the very first time anywhere.

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Field Trip: Typewalk

Guided by AIGA member, Sue Youngblood, the Atlanta Type Walk uses letters found in the downtown built environment to tell a story. Coupled with historic research on letterforms, typefaces and Atlanta’s development, the walk travels in time from 1897 to present. Participants see, hear and experience Atlanta from a fresh perspective as they view building names, street signs, wayfinding signs, plaques, abandoned signs and graffiti.

The walk starts promptly at 10am on Saturday, September 6, and will last for 2 hours. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start, rain or shine. Meet on the mezzanine level of the Five Points MARTA station. The walk ends at the Carnegie Education Pavilion in Hardy Ivy Park at Baker and Peachtree Streets.

Tickets are $5 for MODA Members / $10 for non-Members. Click here to purchase.

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The Cultural Experience Project at MODA

MODA congratulates the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs on the 10th Anniversary of the Cultural Experience Project!

We’re thrilled to be part of this important program which affords every Atlanta Public School (APS) student from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade the opportunity to experience the city’s premier art and cultural venues.

This fall, high school students from APS will be visiting our exhibition, Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair, as part of the Cultural Experience Project.

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