Ruth Schnee: American Icon


Sangre de Cristo Arts Center
210 N. Santa Fe Ave.
81003 Pueblo , CO
United States
Phone: (719) 295-7200
38° 16' 8.9616" N, 104° 36' 21.7656" W
Colorado US
Event Date: 
Feb 2 2018 - 11:00am to Apr 22 2018 - 4:00pm
All Ages
February 2 – April 22 Ruth Schnee | King Gallery American Icon. Mid-century American designer Ruth Adler Schnee has been called a "Detroit treasure" and an "American legacy." Along with her family, Schnee fled Nazi Germany soon after Kristalnacht, and settled in Detroit. An internship with industrial designer Raymond Loewy and degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design and Cranbrook under Eliel Saarinen prepared her for a design career. With her husband Edward Schnee, she formed Adler-Schnee Associates, a design studio and store that helped bring modernism to Michigan. As a space planner, Adler-Schnee collaborated with noted architects including Yamasaki, Fuller, and Wright. The pivotal exhibition Design 1935–1965: What Modern Was (1991), featured Adler-Schnee's textile designs. Now at 94, she continues to work as a space planner and textile designer. Admission $8 Adults, $6 Children, Military, and Seniors 65+. Arts Center Members always free. . Wed-Sat 11AM – 4PM, Sun 12 – 4PM.