Iconic Shure Microphone Added To Art Institute Of Chicago Collection

Shure announced its classic Unidyne I Model 55 microphone has been chosen by the Art Institute of Chicago as part of the museum’s 20th and 21st century architecture and design permanent collection.

“The Model 55 became a fixture in the music and broadcast industry in the 1940s. While certainly humbling, it is no surprise the Unidyne is being recognized by museums for its simplistic beauty and Art Deco design. We’re greatly honored that the Art Institute of Chicago has added this microphone to its collection,” says Michael Pettersen, corporate historian at Shure.

After its debut in 1939, the Unidyne Series became a sensation, earning professional and public recognition rarely obtained by any other product. Legendary artists like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Elvis Presley, relied upon the Unidyne to bring their artistry to fans worldwide.

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