March 1, 2012

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 Take advantage of the Hunter Museum’s Free First Sunday on March 4, a great opportunity to see the permanent collection and special exhibits. This Sunday, the violin and accordion duo Cricket and Snail performs in the lobby from 1 to 3 p.m.

Sunday also marks your last chance to view “Good Design: Stories from Herman Miller” at the museum, an intriguing look at decorative art and furnishings. If you’ve ever enjoyed the ergonomic comfort of Miller’s Aeron chair (above), don’t miss this behind-the-scenes look at modern design.

The exhibition presents preliminary drawings and sketches, art work, interactive media and concept models as well as original works of decorative art and furnishings. “Good Design” examines the creation and evolution of many masterpieces of 20th and 21st century contemporary design produced by Herman Miller and designed by such artists as Gilbert Rohde, Ray and Charles Eames, Isamu Noguchi, George Nelson, Robert Probst and others.  

Also on display through April 22 is “Dorothea Lange’s America.” The exhibit focuses on the work of legendary documentary photographer Lange, whose “Migrant Mother” and “White Angel Breadline” have become iconic images of Depression America.

In our Jan. 19 review, Pulse art critic Michael Crumb said, “It’s hard to overestimate the importance of either Dorothea Lange’s photography as fine art or its relevance to our contemporary society.”

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