Casto to present public lecture in conjunction with Alexander Girard exhibition reception

Date: Time: 2:00 pm
Home Economics Building Room: 31 and Hillestad Gallery
Additional Info: HECO
Contact: Rosanne Samuelson, 402-472-2911,
Dr. Mary Alice Casto, assistant professor in Textiles Merchandising & Fashion Design, will present “`For Modern Living:’ Style and Design in Mid-Century Textiles.” The public lecture will be followed by a reception in the gallery.

In 1948, an exhibition titled, ‘For Modern Living’ opened at the Detroit Institute of Arts featuring a spectrum of everyday designed objects which reflected the growing public appeal of ‘modern’ design. The lecture will discuss how designers (such as Alexander Girard) thoughtfully considered function and visual appeal in their design choices. It will also address how the new and ‘modern’ applications of pattern, color, and fiber played a role in fulfilling consumers’ desire to demonstrate ‘good’ taste in their personal appearance and in their homes.

Free and open to the public.
Image: Installation View
Photo credit: Larry Gawel

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