Coming to MODA in 2019

Passione Italiana: The Art of Espresso

Opening February 2019

Wire & Wood: Designing Iconic Guitars

Opening Summer 2019

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Passione Italiana: The Art of Italian Espresso will appeal to design lovers and coffee enthusiasts. This journey in time begins in Italy in the mid-20th century and traces changes in industrial design and technology across the decades.

The exhibition will explore machines used in cafe settings, as well as those used in the home, and will document the influence of designers such as Aldo Rossi and Massimiliano Fuksas on the design of espresso makers.

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.

This exhibition is curated by W. Todd Vaught.