Fri Ext. Hours - Open 10-9

  • Tickets
  • Directions
  • Exhibitions
  • Calendar
  • Visitor Info
  • Contact Us
  • Programs

    Conversations with Contemporary Artists: Syd Mead

    You're invited to a special evening with visual futurist Syd Mead.

  • Lecture begins at 7 p.m.
  • Dream Cars galleries will be open until 9 p.m.


  • Recruited out of college by the Ford Motor Company's Advanced Styling Studio, Mead left a short time later to launch Syd Mead, Inc., which he still runs today. Mead provides architectural renderings and designs to a long list of clients both locally and internationally. Syd Mead also has designed for most of the major movie studios, working on such feature films as Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Blade Runner, TRON, 2010, Short Circuit, Aliens, Time Cop, Johnny Mnemonic, Mission Impossible III, and Elysium. With transportation design being his first love, Mead seldom misses an opportunity to provide his unique blend of futurism and believability to projects related to vehicles. One of his renderings is included in Dream Cars, which you can check out following the lecture.

    Tickets are also available through the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office at 404-733-5000.

    $15, public; $10, members; $5, students.

    Be sure to save your ticket stub to see Dream Cars following the program.

    Museum Shop
    Copies of the Techniques of Syd Mead DVD collection and his new book Sentury II will be available for purchase at the lecture.
    Shop Now