Form/Unformed: Design from 1960 to the Present

Begin Date2010-12-18
End Date2016-12-11
CuratorsKevin W. Tucker
Last Harvested At2022-03-05
Credit LineForm/Unformed: Design from 1960 to the Present is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art. The presentation is made possible by TWO X TWO for AIDS and Art, an annual fundraising event that jointly benefits amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research and the Dallas Museum of Art. Air transportation is provided by American Airlines. The Dallas Museum of Art is supported in part by the generosity of Museum members and donors and by the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas/Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
LocationTower Gallery
OrganizerDallas Museum of Art
DescriptionIncluding over thirty works drawn largely from the Museum's collections dating from the 1960s to the present, this exhibition reveals the transformation of ideology and forms that have shaped international design of the last half century. From the technological and formal ideals of modernism to the influence of the handmade object, the works reflect increasingly complex and vibrant relationships between concepts of function, aesthetics, and material expression. Featured are designs by Raymond Loewy, Verner Panton, Frank Gehry, Aldo Rossi, Ettore Sottsass, Robert Venturi, Donald Judd, Zaha Hadid, Louise Campbell, and Fernando and Humberto Campana.
NotesThis exhibition was originally intended to close on 2012-01-29, but was continually extended until the 2016 closing date listed above.