Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) 2016 Exhibition Schedule

Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) announces its exhibition schedule for the remainder of 2016. Considering the field of design in its many iterations, the exhibitions cover everything from cutting edge wearable technology and human-centered design to the future of food production. MODA also casts a look at the past with its current exhibition, Make-Believe America, which runs through June 12 and shines a spotlight on 20th-century U.S. Cultural Exhibitions.

Beautiful Users
June 26 – October 2, 2016

Organized by the Cooper Hewitt National Design MuseumBeautiful Users, features nearly 100 objects that illustrate the evolution of “user-centered design”—from the mid–20th-century work of Henry Dreyfuss (who coined the phrase “designing for people”) to the complex systems and services that today’s designers are developing. Objects in the exhibition will include examples of the human-scale measurement system, which aids in design for children, the elderly, the differently-abled and people of diverse height; objects designed for comfort and function, ranging from Dreyfuss’ Princess telephone to Amos Winter’s Leveraged Freedom wheelchair and Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Roomba Cam, which repurposes the household gadget for surveillance purposes.

On You: Wearing Technology
June 26 – October 2, 2016

While the basic technology has existed for decades, only recently have wearable devices become practical and desirable. Using consumer, professional and “maker” creations, On You: Wearing Technology demonstrates four challenges along the road to making a consumer wearable computer: power and heat, networking, mobile input and displays. This exhibition was developed in collaboration with various Georgia Institute of Technology entities, including the School of Industrial Design, the Institute for People and Technology, the Wearable Computing Center and GVU Center. Exhibition Credits: Clint Zeagler – Curator / Designer; Thad Starner – Curator; Kevin Shankwiler – Designer; Yoni Kaplan – Designer; Tavenner M. Hall – Images.

The Future of Food from Farms to Forks
October 23, 2016 – January 2017

Feeding humans engages a massive infrastructure, advanced technologies and dynamic systems that touch on just about every aspect of the world we live in. Creating sustainable, environmentally friendly and efficient systems to produce adequate healthy food for the world presents a wide variety of design challenges. Curated by MODA, The Future of Food from Farms to Forks looks at cutting-edge developments in food production, asking how the farm of the future operates, how worldwide food distribution can be made more equitable, how we might design systems that induce consumers to privilege healthy food choices and other vital questions ably served by Design Thinking processes. The exhibition highlights work being done in Atlanta and beyond and engages with Atlanta’s rich foodie culture.

About Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)

MODA believes that design is a creative process that can solve problems, transform lives, and make the world a better place. The museum’s exhibitions and programs exemplify this belief. Located within the Midtown Arts Corridor since 2011, MODA is the only museum in the Southeast devoted exclusively to the study and celebration of all things design.  MODA advances the understanding and appreciation of design as the convergence of creativity and functionality through exhibitions, education and programming for visitors of all ages. MODA’s vision is of a world that celebrates design as a creative force that inspires change, transforms lives and makes the world a better place. MODA regularly features exhibitions of architecture, industrial and product design, interiors and furniture, graphics, fashion, and more.  The museum also offers an extensive range of adult programs, as well as educational programs and camps for children. For more information, visit: or call 404-979-6455.

Museum Hours at 1315 Peachtree Street are:
Monday          Closed
Tuesday         12-6pm
Wednesday    12-6pm
Thursday       12-8pm
Friday             12-6pm
Saturday        10am-6pm
Sunday           12-6pm