Overflow crowd celebrates Chicago Design Museum opening

Dozens of VSA Partners employees joined an overflow crowd representing Chicago’s design and art community at the opening reception of the Chicago Design Museum (CHIDM) on Monday, June 11. Many were contributors to VSA’s IBM100: Icons of Progress work, a featured installation in the museum space. VSA employees shared first-person thoughts on their work with the crowd of designers, writers, artists and graphic design enthusiasts.

The IBM exhibit from VSA joined four other exhibits from artists and design collectives worldwide, including a new collection of illustrated essays by School of the Visual Arts chair Debbie Millman and a collection of contemporary artists’ tribute to Russian Constructivist Alexander Rodchenko. In its inaugural year, the museum seeks to prototype an innovative new concept in art and design appreciation: the pop-up museum. Visit the Chicago Design Museum while you still can—it remains open through June 30.

Update: CHIDM director Tanner Woodford documented the opening night festivities in a video that showcases the unique space and each of the exhibits. Watch and enjoy!