Terra Foundation-supported Events

Seminar: “Chicago Design 1946-1970: Place, People and Products” by Victoria Matranga

Victoria Matranga, an independent scholar, will show how Chicago has been at the center of important national trends, such as the movement of manufacturing from the city to the suburbs, to the coasts and then offshore, with examples from the local consumer electronics industry.

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/10192017-victoria-matranga-independent-scholar