LOCATION: Figge Art Museum
Gain insight on designer Henry Dreyfuss and his work with Deere & Co., Bell Telephone Laboratories, and Minneapolis Honeywell with Dreyfuss scholar Dr. Russell Flinchum, associate professor of art history, North Carolina State University.
Dr. Russell Flinchum was the guest curator for Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum’s retrospective on Dreyfuss in 1997 and is the author of Henry Dreyfuss, Industrial Designer: The Man in the Brown Suit. He currently teaches in North Carolina State University's College of Design. His work on Dreyfuss has been comprehensive, and he will speak in detail about some of the designer's biggest accounts: Deere & Co., Bell Telephone Laboratories, and Minneapolis Honeywell. He will also focus on personal insights and information newly gleaned on Dreyfuss to give some deeper insights into the designer's makeup and motivations.