Upcoming Exhibits

Design for Healthy Living

April 19 - August 9, 2015

Exploring the Impact of the Built Environment on Wellbeing

Atlanta (February 18, 2015) – Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) presents an original exhibition Design for Healthy Living April 19 through August 9, 2015.

The design of the physical environments in which humans live, work, learn and play greatly impacts health and wellbeing. Too often, however, healthy habits have been designed out of our daily lives. Sedentary jobs have taken the place of manual labor; cars have replaced walking or biking; elevators and escalators have supplanted stair climbing; and televisions, computers, and video games have displaced active leisure pursuits. Furthermore, the design of our buildings, streets, neighborhoods and cities often make community interaction and physical activity unnatural or difficult to achieve. As a result, Americans today are faced with serious health consequences, which result from a lack of physical activity and social connectedness. Fortunately, architects, interior designers, landscape architects, industrial designers, graphic designers and urban designers are responding to this problem by creating built environments that make healthy options available, accessible, and affordable for everyone.

Design for Health Living explores the impact of the built environment on human health and presents specific design strategies that are used to promote routine physical activity and healthy living. The exhibition provides real-world examples of these design strategies in use and highlights the impact that these designs are making on the communities they support. This highly interactive exhibition will encourage participation and dialogue as visitors consider the spaces they use each day and how these spaces can be used to improve their health and wellbeing.

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

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. Curator of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.

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.