Industrial Strength Design
A monographic study of a Milwaukee-based designer, Industrial Strength Design: How Brooks Stevens Shaped Your World was on view at the Milwaukee Art Museum in 2003. Staged in the museum’s newly opened wing, designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, the show included several vehicles, among them the Skytop Lounge observation train car from the streamlined 1947 Hiawatha, and a period Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. The associated catalogue, published by MIT Press, drew on the deep archival holdings deposited at the museum. The exhibition, designed by Lou Storey, was given the Award of Excellence by the American Association of Museums.