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Exhibition extended until January 31

ATLANTA – September 18, 2009 – To kick off their 2009/2010 season, the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) partners with the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System to present a dual location exhibit featuring the work of world-renowned furniture designer and architect Marcel Breuer (1902-1981), arguably one of the most influential designers of the modernist period. Open to the public October 27 – January 30, 2010, the exhibit will be housed at both the MODA galleries and Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s Central Library, the last major public building Breuer designed.


The retrospective, which features furniture, interiors, and buildings, reveals Breuer’s influence and importance to the development of furniture and interior design in the twentieth century, while also paying tribute to his architectural contributions. Best known for inventing the tubular steel style of furniture, having designed the iconic Wassily arm chair and the Bauhaus stool, Breuer’s work as an architect is often overlooked. Marcel Breuer: Design and Architecture, produced by the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, is the first exhibit to give proper attention to both areas of his talent and aims to reintroduce Breuer’s long-neglected architectural work and reassess its place in modern architecture.


“I can think of no better place to celebrate the architectural work of Marcel Breuer than in one of his own buildings,” said Brenda Galina, executive director of MODA. “We are honored to share this special exhibit with the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System and give Atlantans this unique opportunity to experience the work of this important and innovative designer.”


Marcel Breuer: Design and Architecture will be on display to the public at both MODA (285 Peachtree Center Avenue, Marquis II Tower, Atlanta, GA 30303) and Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s Central Library (One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, GA 30303) from October 27, 2009 – January 30, 2010.


For more information, visit www.museumofdesign.org or www.afpls.org


About Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)
Located in Downtown Atlanta, MODA is the only museum in the Southeast devoted exclusively to the study and celebration of all things design. MODA examines how design affects our daily lives through engaging exhibitions, K-12 educational outreach and exciting adult programming. MODA regularly features exhibitions of architecture, industrial and product design, interiors and furniture, graphics, fashion, and more. For more information, visit: www.museumofdesign.org.


About Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System is the largest in the state, with 34 libraries and a collection of more than 2.5 million items. It offers innovative programs, services and virtual resources tailored to meet the needs of each branch's community. Children, teens and adults may choose from a variety of classes, visit exhibitions, listen to authors discuss their work, check out videos, DVDs and CDs, attend book club discussions, get homework help, hear music and see live performances. Last year patrons borrowed more than 3.8 million items, made 4 million visits to the libraries and our website had over 6 million hits. The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System includes the Central Library, located downtown and designed by Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer, and the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, the first library of its kind in the Southeast offering specialized reference and archival collections. For more information, visit: www.afpls.org.