Upcoming Exhibits

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 president [LF1] Sean Adams, this unique collection is on view for the very first time anywhere.

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

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

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Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair was developed by the Chicago History Museum in cooperation with Johnson Publishing Company, LLC, presented by the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.