Upcoming Exhibits

Designers, Makers, Users: 3D Printing the Future

September 20, 2015 - January 10, 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.

Designers, Makers, Users: 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.

The exhibition will include projects such as:

  • The Made in Space Zero-G 3D Printer that traveled to the International Space station in 2014
  • Nooka Watches and a FreshFiber Bubble Lamp by 3D Systems
  • Chase Me, a stop-motion film made entirely with 3D printed characters and sets
  • Design for 3D printing a lunar habitation on the moon by Foster + Partners
  • Kinematics Dress by Nervous System

Designers, Makers, Users: 3D Printing the Future is an original exhibition organized by the Museum of Design Atlanta with the support of 3D Systems, Advanced RP, Essdack, Dremel, Formlabs, the Northside Hospital Foundation, Fulton County Arts and Culture, and the City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

 

Exhibition sponsors: 

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To make a gift in support of this exhibition or to become a sponsor, click this link and select “3D Printing Individual Contribution” or “3D Printing Corporate Contribution” in the drop-down menu or contact Linda Sheldon at lsheldon@museumofdesign.org, 404.856.5963.

Make-Believe America

January 24, 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 Linda Sheldon at lsheldon@museumofdesign.org, 404.856.5963.