'Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America' explores the projects of over 40 designers

MILWAUKEE -- Unveiled this fall, a new art exhibit inspires, experiments and problem solves. At the Milwaukee Art Museum "Serious Play" showcases design in mid-century America. Kasey spent the morning exploring the new exhibition!

About Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America (website)

Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America explores the projects of over 40 designers who advocated for playfulness and whimsy within their creations for corporations, domestic interiors, and children. The exhibition presents play as a serious form of inspiration, experimentation, and problem solving. In midcentury America, such playful design occurred against the backdrop of a booming consumer market and as a counterbalance to Cold War–era anxiety. Furniture, toys, textiles, films, posters, ceramics are among the objects featured.

Also this fall, the Milwaukee Art Museum is remembering those who came before us with its Dia de los Muertos celebration on Oct. 14 during Kohl's Art Generation Family Sunday.

'Serious Play' is on exhibit now through Jan. 6.