Vitra Design Museum

George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher is an exhibit organized by the Vitra Design Museum, and is the first retrospective of the prolific designer’s work. The McNay Art Museum conceives the show as design “from the Mad Men era,” a billing that doesn’t quite encapsulate Nelson’s iconic work at Herman Miller—his influence reaches well beyond the popularity of the swanky noir television drama. The exhibition title conveys his broader range: career highlights include work as a curator, photographer, and pioneer of corporate branding. Through Sept. 11. •