Design Matters: Live with Debbie Millman featuring Abbott Miller

Wednesday / October 26 / 6:30 PM

Join Debbie Millman for Design Matters: LIVE at the National Building Museum where she will speak to Abbott Miller about his life and multi-disciplinary career. Working with museums, artists, photographers, architects, and curators, Abbott has created a remarkable body of work that explores art, performance, fashion, design, ecology, and public space. Design Matters is the world’s first podcast about design and an inquiry into the broader world of creative culture through wide-ranging conversations with designers, writers, artists, curators, musicians, and other luminaries of contemporary thought.

Details


Date & Time

Wednesday

October 26

6:30 PM

Doors & Exhibit Open: 5:30

Show Starts: 6:30

Venue

National Building Museum

401 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Speakers


Debbie Millman

Host of Design Matters and President of Design at Sterling Brands

Debbie Millman was named “one of the most influential designers working today” by Graphic Design USA. She is also an author, educator, and brand strategist. As the founder and host of Design Matters, the first and longest running podcast about design, Millman has interviewed more than 250 design luminaries and cultural commentators, including Massimo Vignelli, Milton Glaser, Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Pink, Barbara Kruger, Seth Godin and more. In the 11 years since its inception, the show has garnered over a million downloads per year and a Cooper Hewitt National Design Award. iTunes designated it one of the best podcasts of 2015.

Abbott Miller

Partner, Pentagram

Abbott Miller’s graphic and environmental work includes exhibition design, books and magazines, graphic identities, digital media, and architectural signage. He has taught and published widely on the history and theory of design, and he is a partner in the international design firm Pentagram. Working with museums, artists, photographers, architects, and curators, Abbott has created a remarkable body of work that explores art, performance, fashion, design, ecology, and public space. Abbott’s work is included in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.

National Building Museum

The National Building Museum is America’s leading cultural institution devoted to interpreting the history and impact of the built environment. We do this by telling the stories of architecture, engineering, and design. As one of the most family-friendly, awe-inspiring spots in Washington, D.C., we welcome visitors from around the world to our exhibitions, public programs, and festivals.

Cathy Crane Frankel

Vice President for Exhibitions and Collections

Cathy Crane Frankel is the Vice President for Exhibitions and Collections at the National Building Museum. For the last sixteen years she has provided leadership to the curatorial and collection staff members, overseeing a number of exhibitions including Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future, Hot to Cold: An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation and House of Cars: Innovation and the Parking Garage. She has also led the staff in the development and execution of the Museum’s popular summer installations, the BIG Maze and the BEACH. As an executive staff member, she is an active participant in the strategic planning and budgeting process for the entire institution.