VIRTUAL Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe
Museum of International Folk Art
May 5, 2019 through Oct 27, 2019

VIRTUAL Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe

Girard was also a pivotal figure in the history of the Museum of International Folk Art, donating more than 100,000 objects from his and his wife Susan’s folk art collection, and in 1981 creating the museum’s long-term, beloved exhibition Multiple Visions. Girard’s playful designs attest to a passion for colors, ornamentation, and inspirations from folk art.

A Designer’s Universe was on view at the Museum of International Folk Art May 5, 2019 - October 27, 2019​. Now you can experience this exhibition virtually by taking the tour below:




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  • Spoon to City by Laura Addison, El Palacio Magazine. Summer 2019... Alexander Girard’s genius: tasty, urbane, and infinitely scalable.

  • When Georgia Met Sandro by Kate Nelson, El Palacio Magazine. Summer 2019...Embers of a fabled friendship shimmer on.

  • A Dazzling Denizen by Jess Mullaly, El Palacio Magazine. Spring 2019...Alexander Girard made himself at home in the world, and made many worlds of his own.


Coinciding with the traveling retrospective, the Museum of International Folk Art enhanced the visitor experience of its Girard collection exhibition, Multiple Visions, through interpretive and interactive elements designed for the 21st century.

Photo: Design for matchboxes of the restaurant La Fonda del Sol, Alexander Girard, 1960 / Alexander Girard Estate, Vitra Design Museum.

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Untitled (Flowers), ca. 1930-1936
Untitled (Yellow Crocus), ca. 1930-1936
Opening of the exhibition Fantasy and Enchantment: Selections from the Girard Foundation Collection
Alexander Girard: Poncho
Alexander Girard: The Nativity
Alexander Girard: Arm Chair
Alexander Girard: Design for matchboxes of the restaurant La Fonda del Sol
Alexander Girard: Miller House
Alexander Girard: New Sun
Alexander Girard: Hand and Dove
Alexander Girard: Daisy Face, Environmental Enrichment Panel
Alexander Girard: Georgia O’Keeffe & Alexander Girard
Alexander Girard: Storage boxes arranged and labeled by Girard
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Alexander Girard: In his studio early 1950s
2-MOIFA-Alexander Girard in his studio early 1950s

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