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Extraordinary Women at Kresge Art Museum

October 22nd, 2010 by insideout

The Kresge Art Museum at Michigan State University is running a fascinating exhibit entitled Designing Women of Postwar Britain: Their Art and the Modern Interior. Treat yourself to a little history and culture – come to town for the exhibit and stay in our luxury Lansing Michigan inn.

Wartime rarely allows for such frivolities as fashion – on the body or in the home. During World War II in England, people made due with what they had – anything extra went toward the war effort. Once the war was over, color and hope slowly started to return to people’s lives. Then, in 1950’s England, three women helped launch an artistic revolution that dramatically impacted textile design: Lucienne Day, Marian Mahler, and Jacqueline Groag. Interior fabric design would never again be the same.

See the work of Lucienne Day at Kresge Art Museum.

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Music and Art in Lansing

January 19th, 2010 by insideout

Ready to be spontaneous? There are two very good reasons to head to our Lansing area inn this weekend. The first is the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. The second is American Modernism 1920s-1940s, at the Kresge Art Museum. Give us a call now, then pack your favorite dress clothes and head our way.

Hananiah Harari, The Birth of Venus, at the Kresge

Hananiah Harari, The Birth of Venus, at the Kresge

The third in a series of MasterWorks Concerts will take place Saturday, January 23, 2010, at 8pm. Timothy Muffitt will lead the orchestra through works by Mendelssohn, Strauss and Brahms. Ilya Kaler on Violin and Amit Peled on Violoncello will round out this magnificent performance by the Lansing Symphony Orchestra at the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts.

After a delicious breakfast and lazy morning at our elegant Lansing bed and breakfast, spend Sunday afternoon at the Kresge Art Museum. American Modernism, 1920s-1940s is a fascinating exhibit that runs through March 14, 2010. Pieces by Hananiah Harari, Arthur Dove, Paul Kelpe, Frank Llyod Wright, and many other artists from that epoch will astound you. This period in American art is often overlooked because it is difficult to neatly categorize and define it. What do you make of it?

If you like what you see on Sunday, extend your weekend and benefit from the Gallery Walk of the American Modernism exhibit at noon on Monday. Doing so will give you an excellent excuse to have one more meal at our Lansing restaurant/pub.

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