Beyond Campus: M-I-Z in KC 2020

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 6:00pm
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Museum at Prairiefire, 5801 W. 135th Street, Overland Park, KS 66224

black background with white Kansas City skyline

Doors at 5:30 p.m., reception at 6:00 p.m., followed by presentation at 6:30 p.m.

Museum at Prairiefire, 5801 W 135th Street, Overland Park, KS 66224
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Admission is free. 

“The Path to IKEA: Scandinavian Art and Design”

Professor of Art History Michael Yonan

Have you ever wondered why IKEA furniture looks the way it does? And what do the terms "Scandinavian modern" and "midcentury modern" come from? This lecture explores the origins of modern design in Scandinavian decorative art of the 1950s, which influenced American tastes decisively and paved the way for the very popular IKEA look.

Committed to engaging with the communities it serves, MU's College of Arts and Science offers Beyond Campus, a series that showcases the range and relevance of the college's research and programs, which serve as the foundation for all undergraduates at MU, whether they major in an A&S discipline or not. The events in this series are intended for the general public, including alumni, business and community leaders, and prospective students. All are welcome. 

For more information on other events in this series, click, or contact Amanda Cook at or 573-884-4482.