Event | Chicago Design Museum, June 1-30 - Design Bureau


Event | Chicago Design Museum, June 1-30

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

We've got our fingers crossed that Chicago gets a permanent museum devoted entirely to design someday soon, but for now we're content to have the Chicago Design Museum, a pop-up museum if you will, open for the month of June. Exhibitions will include the work of Marian BantjesJohn MasseyMichael C. PlaceWolfgang Weingart, and more. Check out a partial lineup of museum events below.

From the ChiDM:

For many, the compulsion to create is constant. It's unstoppable. Beyond the hours at the office, we create, we make–we play. In an attempt to find our own voice, we may stumble upon a visual language that can speak for and, perhaps, inspire others. This year, the Chicago Design Museum celebrates the blurred line between work and play. The Chicago Design Museum hosts limited engagement exhibitions, focusing on design excellence. It adapts to curated collections of design and works to find the right environment for the work on display. 

Chicago Design Museum

June 1-30
Block Thirty Seven
108 N. State St., 3rd Floor 

Mon.-Fri. 12PM - 8PM
Sat.-Sun. 12PM - 6PM

Chicago Loop Alliance's First Thursdays Gallery Walk

June 6, 5-8PM

Presented as part of Chicago Loop Alliance's Pop-Up Art Loop program, which transforms vacant Loop storefronts into vibrant temporary art galleries.  This free gallery walk is a self-guided tour of the many new exhibits throughout the Loop, and includes complimentary wine and a Smilebooth photo booth.

Design Talk: Marian Bantjes

June 8, 2-4PM, $20

Marian Bantjes is a designer, typographer, writer, and illustrator whose work ranges from vector art, hand illustrations, and patterns that move beyond traditional genres. Art enthusiasts from students to experienced formalists identify with her work, which features a creative juxtaposition in combining underlying structures with beautiful fluidity. Her inspiring career captures ChiDM’s 2013 work at play theme, as she spent her early career working as a book typesetter and then opened her own design firm, where she worked for 10 years. She left the firm to pursue passionate work that she says is “highly personal, obsessive, and sometimes just plain weird.” Hear more from Marian about this play that is now her work as we spend the month celebrating the blurred line between work and play.

Opening Reception

June 10, 7-11pm

Chicago's favorite design celebration brings all the lectures, events, schmoozing, and high-fiving you've come to expect, this time with a distinctively 2013 flavor. The last thing you'll want to do is miss out. Swing by to see the 2013 exhibitions, have a drink, and mingle with the Chicago design community.

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