As a design aesthetic from the Netherlands, Dutch Design is often described as minimalist, experimental, innovative and unconventional, all while retaining a sense of humor. The futuristic designs coming out of the Netherlands reinterpret the function of design, and look to reinvent the perception of artistic qualities in daily life.

Speaking to the modern and robust talent coming from Dutch artists, our guest speakers deconstruct Dutch Design in its finest forms. Hear three different experts give presentations on their favorite aspects of Dutch Design, and how it has been incorporated into the art and lives of people around the world.

The Dutch Design Lecture Series is coordinated around our exhibition Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint. The exhibition features five works by Studio Drift dating from the last decade to today, most of which have been modified for the Mint. It is the first solo exhibition for Studio Drift in the United States.

Modern Dutch Design

Silvia Barisione, Curator at The Wolfsonian – FIU

Reception to follow

December 13,  2019 | 6-7 PM
Mint Museum Uptown

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From Eindhoven to Amsterdam: Dutch Design in the 21 Century

Annie Carlano, Senior Curator of Craft, Design & Fashion, The Mint Museum

Reception to Follow

February 14, 2020 | 6-7 PM
Mint Museum Uptown

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Annie Carlano in a patterned blouse wiht ruffled textures on the shoulders

Liquid Garden

Tanja Smeets, Artist & Professor of Textile Design, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, NL

Reception to follow

Friday, April 3 | 6- 7  PM
Mint Museum Uptown

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The Dutch Design Lecture Series is coordinated around our exhibition Immersed in light: Studio Drift at the Mint, which is graciously supported by PNC Financial Services, with additional support from Mint Museum AuxiliaryDuke Energy | Piedmont Natural Gas,  DutchCultureUSA, and Rite Lite. This project has received funding through a grant from the Netherland-America Foundation.