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A Conversation with Todd Oldham: A Designers Universe
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A Conversation with Todd Oldham: A Designers Universe

July 28, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Conversation with Todd Oldham on Mid-Century Modern & Alexander Girard in MOIFA’s Vernick Auditorium, celebrating Mid-Century Modern and the traveling exhibit "Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe"

This conversation, introduced by Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Director Cody Harley, will be a conversation between MoIFA  Curator of European & American Folk Art Collections, Laura Addison and design icon Todd Olham. His fashion and style has become known to millions through his fashion lines, interior designs, books and by appearing in many television shows. Oldham is also co-author of the massive monograph “Alexander Girard” (2011) which covers virtually every aspect of his distinctive career.

This lecture, co-organized by MoIFA and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, will explore modernist design which carry into the 21st century.

Museum guests may reserve tickets for this event. Seating is limited. Please contact Kathryn Risley at kathryn.risley@state.nm.us, to confirm attendance as space is limited.

Mid-Century Santa Fe Series Program hosted by MOIFA and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum highlight the icons’ shared appreciation for the world’s varied artistry, or as O’Keeffe noted on a slip of paper preserved within the Girards’ archives—“A big world full of wonderful little things.”

Todd Oldham is an American-born designer and president of L-7 Designs Inc. His approach to fashion and style has become known to millions through his fashion lines, interior designs, by appearing in television shows, and books such as "Kids Made-Modern" and "Alexander Girard".  Exhaustively researched and lovingly assembled by designer Todd Oldham, his "Alexander Girard"  is the definitive must-have book on Girard’s oeuvre. Oldham is based in New York City.

Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe May 5, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Alexander Girard was one of the most influential interior and textile designers of the 20th century. Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe is the first major retrospective on Girard’s work, organized by the Vitra Design Museum in Germany. It opens a door to his creative universe and shows his close relationships with contemporaries such as Charles & Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Andy Warhol, Rudi Gernreich, and many others. Featured are Girard’s designs in textiles, furniture, and sculptures, as well as numerous sketches, drawings, and collages never shown before. Learn more http://www.internationalfolkart.org/exhibition/3815/alexander-girard-a-designer-039s-universe

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