Upcoming Exhibits

3D Printing the Future

August 23, 2015 - January 3, 2016

3D printing technology and the open source communities surrounding it are rapidly changing the world by making the powerful, new tools of design and manufacturing available to a much wider audience. This accessibility ultimately allows each one of us to design customized solutions to the complex problems around us.

3D Printing the Future will explore projects, both large and small, in which 3D printing technology is being used in innovative ways. From fabricating lighter components for airplanes to designing custom prosthetics, this exhibition will explore the exciting designs made possible by 3D printing and the many questions that these technological advances will raise for our future.

3D Printing the Future is an original exhibition organized by the Museum of Design Atlanta.

To make a gift in support of this exhibition, click this link and select “3D Printing Individual Contribution” or “3D Printing Corporate Contribution” in the drop-down menu or contact Barbara Richardson at brichardson@museumofdesign.org, 404.856.5963.

Make-Believe America

January 17, 2016

During the mid-20th century, the U.S. government sought the assistance of some of the country’s leading designers to create international, cultural exhibitions, most notably the World’s Fairs. These exhibitions were created as government propaganda, which demonstrated the attractiveness and superiority of the American way of life with the ultimate goal of containing and even diminishing the threat of communism.

Make-Believe America explores the height of U.S. cultural exhibitions (1955-1975) and demonstrates the ways in which design was used as a persuasive force. The exhibition will provide examples of work created by brilliant exhibition teams that included designers such as Herbert Bayer, Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson and R. Buckminster Fuller.

Make-Believe America is an original exhibition curated by​ Andrew J. Wulf, Ph.D. Executive Director at New Mexico History Museum and the Palace of the Governors.

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