The Henry Ford and House Industries Present An Evening with Artist and Designer Paul Frank inside Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Aug. 10

The Henry Ford hosts an evening with Paul Frank on Aug. 10

On Thursday, August 10, 2017, Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation will host world-famous artist and designer, Paul Frank as he shares an in-depth look at the 22-year history of his brand in honor of the limited-engagement exhibit House Industries: A Type of Learning. During the evening, Paul Frank himself will reveal how he created a global phenomenon starting with the hand crafted accessories he made in his garage and his iconic cast of characters, including “Julius the Monkey.”

General admission for the evening lecture is $25. Guest can upgrade their evening with a copy of the book House Industries: The Process is the Inspiration for $60. Beer, wine and other refreshments will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with programming at 7 p.m. Guests can purchase tickets online at or call The Henry Ford Call Center at 313-982-6001. Admission to House Industries: A Type of Learning exhibition is included with ticket purchase.

The special evening is part of the programming around The Henry Ford’s latest temporary exhibit, House Industries: A Type of Learning. The exhibit shows how a love for drawing letters combined with childhood interests became a gateway for House Industries to explore everything from fonts and fashion to ceramics and space travel. Their own diverse body of work is paired with many of the things that inspired them, demonstrating how different objects and experiences can result in new ideas and creations. The exhibit runs now through September 4, 2017

As an extension of the Paul Frank lecture, Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation is proud to host two limited-seating craft workshops at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm, taught by Paul Frank himself. Using his iconic character designs, fans of all ages will have the opportunity to be led by the artist to create a personalized, one-of-a-kind vinyl sketchbook cover. The workshop is intended for people at least 12 years-old, as attendees will be using scissors, screw punches and hammers. The workshop is $150 and includes materials. Guests can reserve their spot by contacting The Henry Ford Call Center at 313-982-6001.

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