Susan J. Bandes speaks on Mid-Michigan Modern: Lansing Architects and Their Clients.
Bandes’ lecture draws from her recently released volume, Mid-Michigan Modern: From Frank Lloyd Wright to Googie. Bandes is professor of art history at Michigan State University and director of museum studies. She served as director of the Kresge Art Museum from 1986 to 2010.
This special re-opening lecture is sponsored by the Historical Society of Greater Lansing.
Location: Capital Area District Library -Downtown Lansing branch- 401 S Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933.
Praise for Mid-Michigan Modern: From Frank Lloyd Wright to Googie: “Bandes has compiled a richly illustrated compendium of modern architecture in the Lansing/East Lansing area—including designs never built, low-cost cooperatives, homes, a grocery store, and Lansing City Hall. By sharing the human stories behind the buildings, from architects and clients to church committees, she also provides a valuable illustration of the way modern design concepts and materials of the post– World War II era spread from national architects and early adopters to such mundane aspects of everyday life as Dawn Donuts.“
—Sandra Sageser Clark, director, Michigan Historical Center