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   from the issue of March 27, 2008

'Technology's Impact on Design' exhibit opens March 28

The Kruger Collection at UNL opens its 2008-2009 exhibition, "Technology's Impact on Design," March 28 in Architecture Hall-West.

KRUGER EXHIBIT - This miniature display,
KRUGER EXHIBIT - This miniature display, "Life Before Electricity," is included in the "Technology's Impact on Design" exhibition, opening March 28 at the Kruger Gallery in Architecture Hall.

The exhibition explores how technology changes material culture from handcrafted, small-scale products to mass-produced, machine-made factory goods. Innovations in technology, materials and design feed the ever-changing taste of consumer culture, transforming the household and the way people interact with their environment. The exhibition will be on view to March 13, 2009.

The Kruger Collection will hold a gallery opening March 28 following a 4 p.m. address by Constance Adams, principal/chief architect of Synthesis Int'l USA of Houston. Adams, a specialist in high-performance architecture and design, including architecture for human space flight, will speak at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. In conjunction with the exhibition opening, Volume 8 of In.Form, a journal of architecture, design and material culture, will be available for purchase.

The exhibit and Adams' lecture are free and open to the public.

For more information, go to or call 472-3560.



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