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The House That Modernism Built / The Charlotte Jazz Festival

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Photographer Marvin Rand. ©
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Charles and Ray Eames examining sling locations on an Aluminum Group Lounge Chair, 1958.

A two-part show about a new exhibit at The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art then a look at this year's Charlotte Jazz Fest.

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s new exhibit looks at the mid-20th Century intersection of modern art and modern design featuring items that were not only artistic but functional. Revolutionary in its time, that philosophy remains influential in today’s world.

EVENT: Eames Demetrios speaks Thursday night (4/21) at 7 at Wells Fargo Auditorium.

Guests:
John Boyer,
 president and CEO of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Jennifer Edwards, curator of The House That Modernism Built at the Bechtler

Eames Demetrios, author, filmmaker and director of the Eames office

The Charlotte Jazz Festival, the realization of an effort of two friends, former Mayor Anthony Foxx and musician Wynton Marsalis.

Guests
Tom Gabbard, president and CEO of Blumenthal Arts

Lonnie Davis, executive direction of Charlotte’s Jazz Arts Initiative

Lovell Bradford, Charlotte Jazz Pianist