Vignelli Center Lecture: Michele Oka Doner

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Lecture title: "Design is Two"

About Michele Oka Doner

Oka Doner's work is fueled by a lifelong study and appreciation of the natural world from which she derives her formal vocabulary. The breadth of her artistic production encompasses sculpture, jewelry, public art, functional objects, video, artist books, and costume and set design. She is well known for creating numerous permanent art installations throughout the United States, including “Flight” at Regan International Airport, “Radiant Site” at the Herald Square MTA station, New York City, and the 1 1/4-mile long bronze and terrazzo concourse, “A Walk on the Beach,” seen by 40 million travelers a year at Miami International Airport.

Oka Doner’s work is found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, Musée des Arts Décoratifs (the Louvre), the Victoria & Albert, University of Michigan, Yale and Harvard University museums, and The Detroit Institute of Arts, among others. She has created collections for Steuben Glass, Christofle and Nymphenburg as well as store design for Tiffany and Saks. Oka Doner has received numerous awards, including those given by United Nations Society of Writers and Artists, Pratt Institute, New York State Council of the Arts, and the Knight Foundation. In 2016, she received an honorary doctorate from the University of Michigan, where she earned her undergraduate and MFA degrees. Oka Doner is the author or subject of numerous books, including Miami Beach Blueprint of an Eden, Intuitive Alphabet, and Everything is Alive.

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When and Where
September 08, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Room/Location: Zoom

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