Restoring Legacy: Timeless Beauty of Bertoia's Dandelion Sculptures

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A poster promoting the Bertoia sculpture panel discussion.

Join the Vignelli Center for Design Studies for a presentation and conversation with project leaders and collaborators from RIT and Cornell University who will share the rich history of the Bertoia Golden Dandelion sculptures which they have been working on cleaning and restoring over the past year. Having been awarded external grant funding, this is a collaboration between the RIT Archives and Vignelli Center for Design Studies. For those interested in the intersection of art and design, Harry Bertoia’s legacy is a unique inflection point in the history of Modernism. 

The event is set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in University Gallery.

Liz Call, Project leader - RIT Archives

Josh Owen, Project co-leader, Vignelli Center

Roberto Bertoia, Project lead consultant, Cornell University Sculpture

Mike Buffalin, Project consultant, RIT SHED

Kat Kauffman, Co-lead student designer/fabricator, RIT Sculpture 

Mei Kiengsiri, Co-lead student designer/fabricator, RIT Sculpture

Gates Andrews, Student fabricator, RIT Industrial Design

Adrian Stadthagen, Student project assistant, RIT Industrial Design

Jasper Owen, Student project assistant, Cornell University Architecture

Josh Owen
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When and Where
February 27, 2024
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Room/Location: University Gallery (second floor)

Open to the Public

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