Alden B Dow Home Studio

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Alden B Dow Home Studio
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315 Post St
Midland, MI 48640
(989) 839-2744
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The Dow Home & Studio houses a remarkable collection of ceramics, probably close to 250 beautiful items of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Mr. and Mrs. Dow clearly had an eye and a passion for the pieces made by Gertrud and Otto Natzler; in fact, there are more of their ceramics in the Dow’s collection than any other artist. The husband and wife team of Gertrud and Otto Natzler left their native Vienna in 1938 and settled in Los Angeles. Gertrud studied in Vienna but Otto had no formal ceramic training. They worked together since they first met in 1933, Gertrud throwing the forms and Otto devising the glazes. Recognition came early to the Natzlers: they won the silver medal at the 1937 Paris International Exposition, coincidentally the same year Mr. Dow won the grand prize for residential architecture for the John Whitman house and the Home and Studio. Gertrud was an extraordinarily accomplished ceramist, throwing exquisitely elegant forms – simple, sensitive, and classic. They were the perfect vehicles for the unique, textured glazes devised by her husband, who constantly experimented with both glaze formulae and firing techniques, achieving remarkable colors and surface qualities. Each piece is a masterful combination of the intuitive and intellectual processes that are vital to the creation of any work of art. Their work is in the collections of major museums in the United States and Europe. In addition to the pieces themselves, the Home & Studio book collections contain around a dozen books and exhibition catalogs devoted to ceramics, pottery, and in particular, the work of Gertrud and Otto Natzler. www.abdow.org/research


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Save the Date! Mid-Century Modern Midland will host a lecture by Henry Whiting on April 25th at 7pm at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library.
Native Midland Resident Henry Whiting will present his lecture, "Living Mid-Century Modernism: Growing Up in Midland and Beyond. Free Lecture, Open to the Public
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IN THE ARCHIVES: Kalamazoo Nature Center To celebrate the first days of spring, the Kalamazoo Nature Center is currently on display in the Archives. The Center was designed by Alden B. Dow in 1961. His first visit to the site that would become the Nature Center is described in the book, 'Glimpsing the Whole: The Kalamazoo Nature Center Story': “He skipped down this valley and up the next hill and looked around. He was kind of like a little elf going through the grass…skipped through all that, landed on top of another hill and looked down into the ravine…and he said ‘This is where it should be.’ He got all excited. He said, ‘This tree you should save, this tree you should save…’ …He created it all right there on the spot.” It is, after all, a perfect example of designing a building to fit the site. A dome 50 feet across holds the Sun-Rain Room, whose curved panels of gray Plexiglas bring nature up close; the Glen Vista Room puts visitors at eye level to a forest. The Kalamazoo Nature Center is recognized by its peers as one of the top nature centers in the country. Mr. Dow went on to design the Chippewa Nature Center five years later in 1966, and designed the addition to the Seven Ponds Nature Center in 1967. www.abdow.org/research

The Mid-Century Modern group is asking volunteers to bring their web-browsing devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones to the meeting this Saturday April 25th at 10am at United Church of Christ. They will be giving instructions to volunteers on how to sign up as users for the new architecture documenting database!!! They are very excited about this new system that will create a library of Midland's Mid-Century Modern architecture and can't wait to share it with you!


Gladwin students took part in activities at the Home and Studio today to learn about Alden B. Dow, the architect,... fb.me/8nHAaLlwK

Gladwin students took part in activities at the Home and Studio today to learn about Alden B. Dow, the architect, and Herbert H. Dow, the chemist. Students develop analytical skills from observation, problem solving and analysis, dialoguing, and more in The Chemist & The Architect program! #EDUatABDHS www.abdow.org/education


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