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Andrew Blauvelt at VCFA

March 25, 2017

We are very excited to announce that Andrew Blauvelt will be joining us as Guest Critic and Lecturer for the VCFA MFA in Graphic Design program’s April 2017 residency!

Andrew Blauvelt is Director of the Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, which organizes and hosts exhibitions, presents programs, and collects objects in the areas of modern and contemporary art, architecture, craft, and design.

From 1998–2015, Blauvelt held several positions at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. From 2013-2015 he served as Senior Curator, Design, Research, and Publishing, where he supervised the print and online publishing programs, oversaw the archives and library study collections, and curated programs, projects, and exhibitions in contemporary and modern architecture and design.

From 2010-2013 he served as the Walker’s Chief of Communications and Audience Engagement and from 1998–2010 he served as Design Director, developing and overseeing the brand identity of the organization. He has also served as a curator of architecture and design since 1998.

Public Lecture by Visiting Guest Designer Andrew Blauvelt: “Designer as Author, Editor, and Curator”

This talk will focus on recent projects involving aspects of all of these varied and overlapping roles, including the exhibitions and publications Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia, Graphic Design: Now in Production, and the book Parallel Cities: The Multilevel Metropolis.

Monday, April 10
6:15-7 pm
Noble Lounge
Free & open to the public