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Traveling exhibition of Dutch design comes to Gallery II

Feb. 13, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Gallery II in Sangren Hall at Western Michigan University is featuring an international traveling show called, "A Roadshow of Dutch Graphic Design," through Feb. 24. The free, public exhibition is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

The exhibit presents a selection of Dutch designers and design studios from 1990 to 2003. From the exhibited posters, books, catalogues, brochures, house styles, annual reports, magazines and Web sites, it becomes evident that graphic design is well integrated in all forms of expression in Dutch companies, cultural institutions and government agencies. The collection characterizes the culture of The Netherlands. It is a culture, which offers ample space for individuality, tolerance and progressive opinions.

The curator of the show is Toon Lauwen/Lauwen Projects of Amsterdam from The Netherlands. It was previously shown in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Institut Neerlandais in Paris; Musee des Beaux Arts/Villa Steinbeck in Mulhouse; Musee des Beaux Arts in Valence, France; Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore; ADGFAD/Laus 01 in Barcelona, Spain; Erasmushuis in Jakarta, Indonesia; the Design Center in Stuttgart, Germany; and the AIGA Gallery in New York.

For additional information, contact the Exhibitions Office at 269-387-2455.

Media contact: Jackie Ruttinger, 269 387-2455, jacquelyn.ruttinger@wmich.edu

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