Tag Archives: Brooks Stevens

Kid Tested, Mother Approved

For the last three years, a portion of my time has been devoted to digitizing a treasure trove of imagery found in the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Brooks Stevens Archive. Stevens, one of the best known industrial designers of the twentieth … Continue reading

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How many curators does it take to create an exhibition?

Don’t answer that. Most jokes beginning that way aren’t very nice to the subject. My answer, in this case, is: six. This fall, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) Director of Galleries Mark Lawson asked six design-lovers to … Continue reading

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From the Brooks Stevens Archive: “Looka’ that slide, isn’t she a honey!”

One of my job responsibilities is to be the curatorial liaison with the Museum’s Brooks Stevens Archives, a repository of renderings, photographs, and ephemera from Milwaukee’s preeminent industrial designer. Today I was searching for information on a custom Packard “woodie” … Continue reading

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