The weather in the Atlanta area continues to be glorious and I decided to ask a friend to join me to visit a museum I had only recently heard about through a groupon coupon (half off admission). The Museum of Design Atlanta is located on Peachtree Street (of course) in the midtown area - directly across from the High Museum of Art. link to website. The current exhibit, appropriately for me, is about the "chair":
Stories in Form: Chair Design by Portfolio Center
February 5 - June 3, 2012This spring, the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), in partnership with the Portfolio Center, presents an exhibition honoring history and design through the medium of the chair.
|Entrance to the MODA - my photo|
The museum itself is elegant and the exhibit is well staged. We loved the unique items in the gift shop as well. We were told that MODA had only opened in its current location about a year ago but had a presence in the Atlanta area for some time. We were the only visitors and the exhibit took less that 45 minutes to view including reading about the chairs and taking these photos. The next exhibit will featuring skateboarding - I may return but probably do so in concert with other plans. Perhaps to visit the High Museum and see the Picasso to Warhol exhibit which I've been planning to see but haven't gotten to yet!
|High Museum across the street on Peachtree|
|Gift shop - my granddaughters would love these compact lucite chairs.|
|All the chairs had designer statements such as this one.|
|I have a sister named Ellie so had to take a photo of this statement.|
|This chair was actually made of dominos painted and glued together - clever!|
The chairs featured were very esoteric - not too many actually looked comfortable. I thought I would highlight some of the chairs featured and provide a view of MODA and their mission. While brief, I enjoyed this visit and think the museum deserves community support!