Typically, Grant curates the exhibits himself, but for Streams of Modernism, hes invited a couple of nationally known luminaries, Katherine and Michael McCoy, to do so. Their idea was to use objects from the museums permanent collection to demonstrate how one designers work led to anothers. As teachers, we have always been fascinated with how new ideas creep into the studio and influence the work of designers, often without their realizing it, says Katherine. Adds Michael, It illustrates the flow of influence among design pioneers using the extensive collection of the Kirkland Museum, which is like observing a dinner party of the masters of design.
An opening reception is set for 5:30 to 8 p.m. September 24 at the Kirkland, 1311 Pearl Street. A number of special events are also planned in association with the show, including a gallery talk on October 8 and a lecture on November 19. Streams runs through January 3. To RSVP, or for more information, call 303-832-8576 or go to www.kirklandmuseum.org.
Sept. 24-Jan. 24, 2009