Ruth Adler Schnee: American Icon

King Gallery |  February 2 - April 22, 2018

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About the exhibition:

(Ruth Adler Schnee pictured right, 1948 and present)

Mid-century American designer Ruth Adler Schnee has been called a "Detroit treasure" and an "American legacy." Along with her family, Schnee fled Nazi Germany soon after Kristalnacht, and settled in Detroit. An internship with industrial designer Raymond Loewy and degrees from RISD and Cranbrook under Eliel Saarinen prepared her for a design career. With her husband Edward Schnee, she formed Adler-Schnee Associates, a design studio and store that helped bring modernism to Michigan.  As a space planner, Adler-Schnee 

collaborated with noted architects including Yamasaki, Fuller, and Wright. The pivotal exhibition Design 1935–1965: What Modern Was (1991), featured Adler-Schnee's textile designs. Now at 94, she continues to work as a space planner and textile designer.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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