House Industries: A Type of Learning
Inspiration is everywhere, especially when you are obsessively curious. The artists of House Industries have followed their curiosity to earn international acclaim for a diverse body of work that ranges from fonts and fashion to ceramics and space travel. The Henry Ford and House Industries, two institutions committed to celebrating the spirit of innovation, have joined forces to create a multisensory exhibition that will inform, teach and, most important, empower people of all ages to follow their interests and never stop learning from what they like.
House Industries: A Type of Learning is a physical representation of the creative process. The exhibit shows how childhood interests in drawing led to creating fonts that help the world communicate; how hot-rodding and punk rock influences reinforced a hands-on approach to problem-solving; and how personal interests can inspire innovation. Significant historical artifacts — including hot-rodder Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s futuristic Mysterion show car, revolutionary furniture by Charles and Ray Eames and an original Apple 1 computer — pair with House Industries’ design work to demonstrate how different objects and experiences can pave the way for anyone’s creative path.
House Industries is known throughout the world for its eclectic fonts and far-reaching creative exploits. While guests of The Henry Ford might not recognize the name, they have seen House Industries' fonts in movie titles, magazines and video games, and on album covers and even cereal boxes. House Industries has also worked with a wide range of collaborators and brands, including Jimmy Kimmel, Hermès, The New Yorker, John Mayer, Muji, the estate of Charles and Ray Eames, Uniqlo and Heath Ceramics.
A Type of Learning beautifully celebrates House’s method of design-thinking and encourages guests to think about their own curiosity, leaving them with an intoxicating sense of endless possibility.
Ticket PricesParking is $6 per vehicle for nonmembers, free for members.
House Industries: A Type of Learning exhibit is free with museum admission.
Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation
|General Admission (12-61)||Free||$24.00|
|Children (4 & Under)||Free||Free|
* Ticket prices are subject to change.