Atlanta museum to tackle social and cultural issues with summer exhibit

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An Atlanta museum will continue to explore how design plays into social constructs through its summer graphic design exhibit.

Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) has announced that its summer exhibit will be “Luba Lukova: Designing Justice.” Lukova’s poster art has been praised for its simplicity (many of her images only feature 2-3 colors) and commentary on social injustices.

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The exhibit opens June 3 runs through Sept. 3.

The AJC talked to MODA’s executive director Laura Flusche about how exhibits that make people explore themes of humanity and injustice fit into their mission last year when the museum announced plans for a year-long series based on Beyonce’s “Lemonade.”

“Design is an active process. It’s a force that we can put to use. And, if we can design a way for people to talk to each other and to talk about really important issues, and design a space where that can happen safely, then I think we [can be] a design museum that’s changing the world,” she said.

The museum’s “Designing a Playful City” exhibit, which was scheduled to open in May, has been rescheduled to open February 2018. MODA’s current exhibit, Food by Design: Sustaining the Future, will remain open until May 21.

After the current exhibit ends, MODA will be closed as it prepares for  “Luba Lukova: Designing Justice.”


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