Michael Bierut & Ellen Lupton

Michael Bierut & Ellen Lupton

Graphic designer and design critic Michael Bierut is a partner at the renowned firm Pentagram, where his clients have included the Alliance for Downtown New York, Benetton, and the Council of Fashion Designers of America, to name a few. An AIGA Gold Medal recipient, he recently worked on the development of environmental graphics for the New York Times building. He is a senior critic in graphic design at the Yale School of Art. Ellen Lupton, co-curator of Graphic Design: Now in Production, is a designer, writer, and senior curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. She is the director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art, where she also serves as director of the Center for Design Thinking. In 2007 Lupton received the AIGA Gold Medal.

In conjunction with the exhibition Graphic Design: Now in Production.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $3 flat rate after 6 p.m. (cash only)

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All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and all Hammer members.