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Culture notes: MODA celebrates genius of everyday design; O’Neal Singers toast 25th; Madison hosts antiques

Exhibit on genius of everyday design

Paper clips. Corkscrews. Umbrellas. Egg cartons. Light bulbs. Zippers.

Ho-hum, you might say.

But the Museum of Design Atlanta is treating these mundane things as nothing short of heroic in the exhibition “Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things.”

MODA, the Southeast’s only museum focused on design in its many forms, is hosting the touring exhibit that conveys the design stories behind 36 classic objects that have, in their own humble fashion, revolutionized the way we live.

Here’s a digital gallery of some of the items whose development is explained in the show.

Organized by the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, it will remain on view through May 11.

MODA hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays (until 8 p.m. Thursdays), noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 1315 Peachtree St., Atlanta. $10; $8 seniors, military and educators; $5 ages 6-17 and college students. 404-979-6455, www. HOWARD POUSNER

Gala celebrates O’Neal Singers’ silver anniversary
The Michael O’Neal Singers celebrates is 25th anniversary of choral music making with a gala dinner and auction Feb. 22 at Ivy Hall at Roswell Mill. Tickets are $75 for the semi-formal 7 p.m. event, 85 Mill St., Roswell.

The group’s next concert is “The Music of Ireland: A Saint Patrick’s Day Concert,” 8 p.m. March 14 at Roswell United Methodist Church. And an anniversary concert, “In Praise of Music,” closes the 2013-14 season there at 8 p.m. May 16.

Details: 770-594-7974, HOWARD POUSNER

Historic Madison hosts antiques show
Madison’s Madison-Morgan Cultural Center is presenting the 13th Annual Madison Antiques Show and Sale through Feb. 22.

The show features 21 national dealers showing American (predominantly Southern) antiques, including furniture, silver, pottery, textiles, art, oriental rugs, accessories and more.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 22 ($7). 434 S. Main St., Madison. 1-877-233-0598, HOWARD POUSNER

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