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2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

PRES 602 Michener Art Museum Harry Betoia Mid-Century Design-Teacher Resources for The Classroom

College of Critical & Professional Studies

3 credits 42.0 hours
600 level graduate course

Harry Bertoia, born in Italy, created well-known tonal sounding sculptures and designed furniture for Knoll, Inc. His studies began in printmaking and metalworking, which informed his work throughout his career. He designed, among other pieces, the Bertoia Diamond Chair series, which became part of the mid-century modern furniture movement. From 1953 to 1978, Bertoia created over 50 large public commissions, engaged by such architects as Eero Saarinen, Henry Dreyfuss, Roche & Dinkeloo, Minoru Yamasaki, Edward Durell Stone and I. M. Pei. In this course, participants study Bertoia’s work and consider the impact of modern craft and design through an exhibition of his work at the James A. Michener Art Museum and studying other mid-century works that reflect the changing aesthetics of the modern age. Participants explores methods to engage students with object study and brings cross-disciplinary projects to a range of subject areas.

Open to graduate students from the Division of Continuing Studies.
This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course may not be audited.
This course cannot be taken pass/fail.