Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism

Opening Sunday, May 27, 2018

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Craftivism is a worldwide movement that operates at the intersection of craft and activism. Across the globe, artists and crafters armed with traditional materials like yarn, glue guns, quilt patterns, sewing needles, X-ACTO knives, and other tools are using their hands to protest social and political inequalities and injustices.

The time spent on these works shows the dedication to creating pieces that evoke emotion and promote discussion. By sharing ideas expressed through the work of their hands, these artists and crafters aim to make you think, explore and take note.

MODA’s Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism exhibition will explore this movement. It will also invite all visitors to get involved by making something that makes a difference.

This exhibition is curated by Betsy Greer, author of Craftivism: The Art and Craft of Activism.

More information coming soon.

Design for Good: Architecture for Everyone

Opening Saturday, September 22, 2018

Everyone Deserves Great Design

MODA’s upcoming exhibition Design for Good: Architecture for Everyone will offer people-driven, real-world stories about buildings that are designed and created with and for the people who use them. The exhibition will reveal a new understanding of the ways that design shapes our lives. It will give professionals and interested citizens the tools to seek out and demand designs that dignify.

This exhibition is curated by John Cary, author of the book Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for EveryoneJohn is an architect, writer, speaker, and curator focused on design and philanthropy. Consulting principally for TED, he is also an advisor to Aspen Global Health & Development and an array of foundations and nonprofits globally.

Learn more about John's passion for user-centered design in architecture by watching his new TED Talk, How Architecture Can Create Dignity for All. 

More information coming soon.

Wire & Wood: Designing Iconic Guitars

Opening in May of 2019

Wire & Wood: Designing Iconic Guitars explores the basics of guitar design while also considering how some guitars have become icons, how they reached this status, and how technology will affect the instrument in the future. In addition to interactive activities in the galleries, this exhibition will explore the design of the guitar, guitars as musical icons, technology & guitars, and more.

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This exhibition is curated by W. Todd Vaught who brings over 20 years of experience in multi-disciplinary design, management and story-telling to bear in Wire & Wood: Designing Guitars. In 2012, Vaught curated Skate It or Hang It!? The Evolution of Skateboard Design for MODA. The exhibition set attendance records and garnered interest from national publications, news outlets and corporate entities.

Todd began playing guitar at age 15 and started to join local bands. His interest in guitar and its impact on a musician’s image has long been a fascination. Todd's full time focus in Atlanta is acting as Managing Director of Dimensional Innovations where he leads the Atlanta office in multi-disciplinary design projects.

More information coming soon.