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Maloof Symposium: Furniture and the Future, Session 1
Friday, September 16, 2016, 9:00 - 11:45am


Maloof Symposium: Furniture and the Future, Session 2
Friday, September 16, 2016, 2:00 - 5:30pm



This symposium will examine historical and contemporary furniture production in light of the fundamental changes brought about by the digital age. Today, the field of studio furniture is changing rapidly to embrace digital technologies and marketplaces. The pressure to keep up with these advances can prevent artists and makers from reflecting on what this means for the craft. Presented jointly by the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery and the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation, this one-day symposium in celebration of Sam Maloof’s centennial birth year will examine historical and contemporary furniture production in light of the fundamental changes brought about by the digital age.