SCHOLAR SERIES-DAN ROBBINS, WHATEVER HAPPENED TO PAINT-BY-NUMBERS?

Organization: Detroit Historical Society

Venue: detroit historical museum s

Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 16, 2013 / 6:00 pm - (EST) End Date/Time: Jan 16, 2013 / 6:08 pm - (EST)
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(as featured in our new “Gallery of Innovation” exhibit)

It all started in Detroit in 1949 when Dan Robbins, an aspiring artist, met entrepreneur Max Klein.  Together, they decided something called Craft Master Paint-By-Numbers might be a good business.  The rest is history.  Millions of Americans painted by the numbers, making it the “Fad of the Fifties.”  Dan Robbins, original artist and creator of Craft Master paint-by-number sets dating back to the early 1950s, will take you back to the beginning of the paint-by-number business.

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The Film and Scholar Series are supported by the MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.

Venue

5401 woodward ave
Detroit
Michigan
United States
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Organizations

Detroit Historical Society