Better living by design. PBS mid-century special.
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Season 16, Episode 3 of 27: Tulsa, Oklahoma USA – Hour Three
In Tulsa, Oklahoma, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Eric Silver at the Philbrook Museum of Art to look at seemingly everyday housewares, appliances and electronics that were transformed into stunning functional art by 20th- century industrial designers.
The episode will feature footage of “Better Living by Design” – the Philbrook Museum of Art’s new-permanent industrial design colletion that includes 50 selections from the George R. Kravis II Collection. Curated by David Hanks and designed by Wendy Evans Joseph Architecture, the collection is comprised of furniture, ceramics, glass, metalwork and plastic objects that represent the core of the museum’s industrial design holdings.
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Monday, 16 January | 8 pm est on PBS
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George R. Kravis II, a Tulsa-based philanthropist and collector, has assembled one of the largest leading collections of design in the U.S. International in scope the collection encompasses objects and products created by central figures in the history of design from Peter Berens to Yves Behar. Compromised of only the highest in quality, the collection reflects Kravis’ keen eye and passion for the material–collecting in depth to include color variations, multiples and full designer/manufacturers oeuvres. His guiding principles, preservation and education, inform this “encyclopedic” and extraordinary approach to collecting. The collection includes works from c.1900 to the present, with particular strengths in American industrial design of the 1930s and ‘40s. [ kravis collection ]
In November 2010, Kravis received the Governor’s Arts Award, which recognizes individuals and organizations for their significant contributions to the arts in Oklahoma. Kravis was recently named to Art + Auction Magazine’s Power List 2011 for his significant impact within the art world.