MIA’s Chairevolution! and Design and Antiques Fair

Image from artsmia.org

When we think of a work of art, our brains tend to go towards paintings and sculptures.  Now look down on what you are sitting on.  Would you call it a work of art?  Someone had to be creative and think up the design of your chair.

This Thursday, September 16th, the Minneapolis Institute of Art is curating Chairevolution!  300 Years of Designing the Chair.  The exhibit examines the history of chair design using examples from the museum’s permanent collection of chairs.  By displaying the development of chairs over time, the exhibit showcases the chair’s evolution of function and aesthetics.

Find out more after the jump.

The exhibit is in conjunction with this weekend’s annual Design and Antiques Fair, held at the St. Paul Armory.  The fair features high-quality furniture, accessories, silver, glassware, art and design from the 17th to the 20th century.  There will be talks by dealers on Friday and Saturday.

This coming Third Thursday event, also on Thursday September 16th from 6-9 PM, will kick off the exhibit and link to the fair.  Live music will be by the Idle Hands.

Chairevolution!  300 Years of Designing the Chair

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Thursday, September 16, 2010—Sunday, November 28, 2010
Cargill Gallery 103
Free Exhibition

MIA’s Design and Antiques Fair

St. Paul Armory

600 Cedar St.

St. Paul, MN 551o1

Friday, September, 24, 2010
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, September, 25, 2010
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, September, 26, 2010
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Show admission is

$10 general public; $5 for MIA members.

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