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Atomic Age Tablescapes: An Exhibit of Delicious Dinnerware from 1955

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100 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262

$10, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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The exhibit will feature a dozen different patterns of notable Midcentury Modern dinnerware released at the height of “Atomic Age” design in 1955. Place-settings and significant pieces from each will be displayed, along with brief histories. To enhance context, mood & texture, 1955 advertising ephemera and other appropriate home décor from the era will be combined in a delicious display. Pieces in the exhibit will include the sophisticated shapes of some recognized designers:  Raymond Loewy, Viktor Schreckengost – while others still remain in the historic shadows: Frank Irwin at Metlox Potteries, for example, who designed the outrageous (and heavily featured) shapes of the Freeform line. 1955 proved to be the peak of “Atomic Age” dinnerware production and this small yet significant exhibit documents the best offerings from it. Trends may have evolved but the modern dining room remained forever changed after this class of exuberant, whimsical and timely architectural sophistication had graced our tabletops.


Things to Know

Exhibition will be open daily from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and you can attend the exhibit any time during that time on the date of your ticket.
Attendants will manage the number of people in the exhibit at any one time, so you may be asked to wait for entry for a few minutes.
No touching or handling of any of the dinnerware will be allowed.
We ask that no food or drink be brought into the exhibit.
No children under the age of 12.
No Smoking.
No pets allowed inside the exhibit.
Parking is on the street, self-parking only, must adhere to posted time restrictions.
Photography is permitted for personal use only.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Friends of the Palm Springs Library

Event Check-in Location

Welwood Murray Memorial Library, Cornelia White Community Room, 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262

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