Maggie Taft

Danish Project Support, 2011

Project on the production, reception and distribution of design in Scandinavia and abroad from 1945 to 1960. In her University of Chicago doctoral project on Making Danish Modern: Imaging Design, Imagining a Nation, Taft explores how Danish furniture produced during these years both generated and accumulated cultural and social meanings that were mobilized in the context of the Cold War. After completing her research in Denmark, Taft was awarded the Chester Dale pre-doctoral fellowship by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery in Washington, DC.