Guests will enjoy a Design Within Reach outdoor lounge, architecturally-inspired ice cream sandwiches from Coolhaus, Toy Joy’s interactive “City of the Future,” and beverages from Austin Wine Merchant and Dripping Springs Vodka. Guests will also have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a Geddes-inspired prize package. JOIN or ORDER tickets for $20 (valet parking included). LEARN MORE ABOUT THE OPENING PARTY.
Norman Bel Geddes (1893–1958) was a designer, futurist, and urban planner who sought to transform modern American society through design and his dynamic vision of the future. When you drive on an interstate highway, attend a multimedia Broadway show, dine in a sky-high revolving restaurant, or watch a football game in an all-weather stadium, you owe a debt of gratitude to Geddes.
The exhibition showcases Geddes’s working process for both unrealized projects and completed designs using photographs and models drawn almost entirely from his extensive archive housed at the Ransom Center. Accompanying the exhibition is the book Norman Bel Geddes Designs America (Abrams). Come “see the future” at this exploration of Geddes’s life and work. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION.