Opening Reception • Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics

When

February 15, 2018
2/15/18 6:00 pm - 2/15/18 9:00 pm

Calendar

2018-02-1518:00:00 2018-02-1521:00:00 Opening Reception • Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics Celebrate the premiere of Design Museum’s Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics exhibition at PNCA’s Center for Contemporary Art & Culture! Join ... Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA 511 Northwest Broadway Portland, OR 97209 Design Museum Portland info@designmuseumportland.org


Celebrate the premiere of Design Museum’s Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics exhibition at PNCA’s Center for Contemporary Art & Culture!

Join us on February 15 for the first look at this major exhibition and education program that considers the contemporary world of prosthetic design from both a functional and aesthetic perspective. Bespoke Bodies will feature over 35 case studies with real stories from professional athletes, veterans, and kids learning to live with limb difference. Visitors will get to view and examine actual prosthetic devices, historical surveys, videos, interactive models and more to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the impact of prosthetic design.

Don’t miss this evening of inspirational design, complete with refreshments and your fellow design enthusiasts!

Members-only: Meet Exhibition Curator, Amanda Hawkins, who will lead a private tour of Bespoke Bodies exclusive to Design Museum Portland members – Feb 15 at 5:00pm in advance of the public opening. Not a Member yet? Join here!


Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics is a major exhibition and education program by Design Museum Foundation, on view at the Pacific Northwest College of Art from February 15 – May 9, 2018. From sculpting ocular prosthetics to crowdsourcing affordable 3D printed hands, this exhibition surveys past, present, and future of prosthetic design on a global scale. Visitors will explore evolution and design process behind a range of prostheses through visual stories, historical surveys, videos, and interactive models. Over 35+ case studies — spanning DIY-inventions from kids to mind-controlled bionic limbs — tell the stories behind the patients, clinicians, designers, and artists changing how we think about the impact of design, and ultimately, the future of our mobility.

Visit our exhibition website for the full list of programming and events related to this exhibition!

Directions

Parking: There are 2 lots right out front of the PNCA

City Center Parking #244. $12 Daily

City Center Parking #102. $14 Daily

Several other lots are in the area: access a map of parking around the area here.

Please note that the main campus entrance is on the NW Park Ave side of the building (in the parking lot on the west side).