Not Fully Functional: Design in an Art Context

Friday, October 31, 2003, 11:30 a.m.

Koret Visitor Education Center

Does design belong in an art museum? What happens when curators impose ideas of aesthetics, identity, and expression on objects and spaces intended to be practical, pedestrian, or populist? Keffer looks at SFMOMA's architecture and design collection — with its emphasis on experimental work — and discusses the Museum's very deliberate agenda to see design as art.


Ruth Keffer, curatorial associate, architecture and design, SFMOMA