Upcoming Exhibits

Design for Social Impact

May 25 - August 3, 2014

Based on the idea that design is a way of looking at the world with an eye for changing it, Design for Social Impact, offers a look at how designers, engineers, students, professors, architects, and social entrepreneurs are using design to solve the problems of the 21 st century.

Support this Exhibition

To make a gift in support of this exhibition, click this link and select “Design Revolution Individual” or “Design Revolution Corporate” in the drop-down menu or contact Barbara Richardson at brichardson@museumofdesign.org, 404.856.5963

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.

Support this Exhibition

In support of this exhibition, we are offering a limited number of garment sponsorships.  With a gift of $2,500 you will have an opportunity to choose a garment in the show to sponsor. For information about sponsoring a garment in the exhibition, click here.

To make a gift in support of this exhibition, click this link and select “Inspiring Beauty Individual” or “Inspiring Beauty Corporate” in the drop-down menu or contact Barbara Richardson at brichardson@museumofdesign.org, 404.856.5963

A Visual History of AIGA, 1914-2014

August 17 - October 5, 2014

During the last century, AIGA (initially known as the American Institute of Graphic Arts) has grown to become the leading international communication design organization in the United States. AIGA’s commitment to “advancing design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force” has made a powerful impact on our visual culture and has greatly influenced the public’s understanding of design.

This exhibition will demonstrate the evolution and impact that design has made on our country through the history of AIGA. From its beginnings in New York City to the development of 67 local chapters, AIGA continues to demonstrate the value of design to improve society and create value for individuals and businesses alike. The work featured in this exhibition was created for the organization by the industry’s greatest talents including Andy Warhol, Paul Rand, Saul Bass, Ivan Chermayeff, Alvin Lustig, Stefan Sagmeister, and Michael Vanderbyl.

Support this Exhibition

To make a gift in support of this exhibition, click this link and select “100 Years of AIGA Individual” or “100 Years of AIGA Corporate” in the drop-down menu or contact Barbara Richardson at brichardson@museumofdesign.org, 404.856.5963