Art and architectural history instructor Gayle Goudy will attend a summer design institute in Philadelphia organized by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Goudy will be one 25 college faculty from diverse disciplinary backgrounds attending the four-week program, “Teaching the History of Modern Design: The Canon and Beyond,” which will be directed by David Raizman at Drexel University.
The summer institute will inform Goudy’s own History of Modern Design course in the fall of 2015, which will examine art intended for mass production, including graphic design, industrial design, fashion, furniture, fiber arts, and metalwork. Goudy has organized her upcoming course thematically, exploring modern design through taste and popular culture, women and consumers and producers of design, and political and global interpretations of design after World War II.
Goudy is an expert on 20th century architecture who focuses on women in architecture and collaboration. She is the faculty advisor to the Art and Architectural History Club, which she founded at the College.