Field Trip to The Art of Transformation

Join AIGA DC for a lunchtime, insider tour of “The Art of Transformation” at the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery.


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Don’t spend yet another lunch hour at your desk—step away from the screen for a healthy serving of design inspiration at Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery. AIGA DC’s Field Trip series takes designers on an insider’s tour of DC’s latest exhibits, led by the creatives involved in building them. Join us for a Field Trip to “Yoga: The Art of Transformation,” the world's first exhibition of yogic art. Now that you’re a grown-up, you don’t even need mom to sign a permission slip.

AIGA DC has arranged a tour of the exhibit with Debra Diamond, the curator of the exhibit, and Nancy Hacskaylo, senior graphic designer at the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Nancy will give a quick tour of the Design department in the Freer Gallery to see the mock ups of the Yoga graphics and exhibition entrance design. She will then take the group to the Sackler to see the cabinet and prep shop and then meet Debra at the entrance of the exhibition. Debra will talk about the challenges of organizing the exhibit design based on the existing space.

This event is free for members and $10 for nonmembers.
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Registration will open on Wednesday, January 15 and will be capped at 20 attendees. 

Attendees should meet in the lobby of the Freer Gallery of Art on the mall side (1150 Independence Ave. SW). 
Do not go to the Sackler first.

Nancy Hacskaylo is the senior graphic designer at the Freer and Sackler Galleries specializing in exhibition and environmental graphics. She has won over 30 graphic design awards. Debra Diamond is Associate Curator of South and Southeast Asian art at the Freer and Sackler galleries. A specialist in Indian court painting, she is the curator of Yoga: The Art of Transformation.

If you’re a designer involved in creating exhibits or special events around town, we’d love to feature your work for our next Field Trip! Email Mollie Bates with your ideas.

AIGA DC’s fee for nonmembers is not a fee for entry to the Sackler Gallery. A portion of proceeds go to the next generation of designers through AIGA DC’s Design Continuum Fund scholarship.

When & Where
Thu, Jan 23, 2014 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM EST
Freer and Sackler Galleries
1150 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20560