Learning by Design
Architect and collector Norman Brosterman first became interested in the history of kindergarten while assembling the world’s finest collection of antique building block and construction toys, later acquired by the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal.
Discovering that the famed Froebel Blocks—well-known to all students of Frank Lloyd Wright—were merely part of a much larger system of elegant, nature-based, pedagogical toys, Brosterman embarked on years of research into the history of this lost world, culminating in the publication in 1997 of his award-winning book, Inventing Kindergarten.
Section A through C
Bill Graham Presents
Bill Graham was at the forefront of innovative rock and roll marketing. After escaping Holocaust Germany as a child and growing up in a foster home in the Bronx, he moved to San Francisco and began organizing and promoting concerts. A fan of small, intimate concert venues, Graham helped make the Fillmore, a room with a personal vibe, famous. This feeling is reflected in the posters he commissioned and used to line the narrow walls of the club. His dislike for large concert venues and festivals, which he blamed Woodstock for popularizing, shaped his vision on how a concert should be presented. The Fillmore and his legacy reflect that to this day.
Section E and F
photo by Kade Kricko
Dialogue of Civilazation to Cuba, Summer 2013
Havana, Cuba is only 107 miles away from the United States, but Northeastern students from the Cuba Photography Dialogue of Civilizations program will tell you it feels like they have traveled back in time. In the summer of 2013, faculty members from the Art + Design Department, Luis Brens and Andrea Raynor, traveled with College of Arts, Media and Design students to study photography and the cultural history of Cuba through the Study Center of Jose Marti in Havana, Cuba. Now showing through Spring 2014.