Friday, March 7, 2003Sunday, February 15, 2004
Wells Fargo Gallery 350
Kitchenware? What comes to mind for many are pots and pans and potato peelers perhaps. But, have you ever seen a Hollywood Liquefier, a toaster with a built-in conveyer belt, a Coffee X cold water extractor, a rotating Twin-O-Matic waffle iron, a Top-O-Stove potato baker, or our newest acquisition, a muscle-bound meat slicer, the pride of the pantry?
The third exhibition in the Institute's "Case Studies in Design" series is devoted to modernist kitchenware. Ingenuity is often synonymous with modernity and such is the case with nearly forty works selected for this exhibition. Are you aware that one of the foremost designers represented in the exhibition, Harold Van Doren, served as Assistant Director of The Minneapolis Institute of Arts?
Comprising kitchenware drawn from the Institute's collection, complemented with loans, the works are inventive collaborations among designers, engineers, manufacturers, and advertising agents, resulting in some of the most remarkable utensils and appliances of the era.