Terra Foundation-supported Events

Seminar: “A Threat to Human Scale: The Eames Office’s Tandem Seating System for Chicago’s O’Hare Airport (1962)” by Michael Golec

Michael Golec, Associate Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will discuss how Charles Eames incorporated the notion of “human scale” into his design approach for Chicago’s O’Hare Airport in the early 1960s.

This interdisciplinary scholarly seminar is part of the on-going academic program Chicago: City of Design and Commerce, 1890–1990, which will run from fall 2017 through fall 2018. This series offers a forum for scholars to gather, share works-in-progress, and discuss new scholarship that explores Chicago’s contributions to design history. The series is presented by the Newberry Library’s Center for American History and Culture as part of Art Design Chicago, an exploration of Chicago’s art and design legacy, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit: https://www.newberry.org/09062018-michael-golec-school-art-institute-chicago