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CATEGORY: CENTURY OF THE CHILD

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Thanks to Thor: The Story of Tripp Trapp

In 1972, while platform shoes, waistlines, and the first recorded Pong scores were high, a young boy in Norway was feeling, literally, pretty low. Read more

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Space-Hoppers in Glasgow: Century of the Child Book

Cover of the Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000 publication

On the cover of MoMA’s new book, Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000, two boys decked out in astronaut suits hold onto their Space Hoppers. Read more

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August 8, 2012  |  Century of the Child
Century of the Child: Firsts for a Young Artist

Imagine you have never been to a museum. Any museum. Now imagine that you are visiting your first museum, and it’s MoMA; it’s also your first visit to New York, to the United States, and—most importantly—you are visiting to see your own art work on display. Read more

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August 1, 2012  |  Century of the Child, Design, Videos
The Spirit of Play—a Czech Collaboration

MoMA’s Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000 exhibition includes objects from across the 20th century and from around the world.  Read more

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July 31, 2012  |  Century of the Child, Publications
MoMA’s First Enhanced Digital Publications

From left: cover of the digital edition of Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000; cover of the digital edition of MoMA Collection Highlights

The Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Publications has launched its first two enhanced digital books for the iPad, Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000 and MoMA Collection Highlights, both now available on Apple’s iBookstore. Read more

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Century of the Child Online

Screenshot of Century of the Child exhibition website

Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000 is an exploration and celebration of modern design for children in the 20th century, bringing together designers and artists from around the world. Read more

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Unaccompanied Minors: From Feeding the Baby to the Hollow City

Last year my colleagues Juliet Kinchin and Aidan O’Connor invited me to think about organizing a discrete film exhibition in conjunction with their gallery exhibition, Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000. Read more

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Fritz Haeg on His Project for MoMA Studio: Common Senses

Panorama view of Domestic Integrity Field Part A-1 by artist Fritz Haeg, in MoMA’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. Photo courtesy of Fritz Haeg

In conjunction with MoMA’s upcoming exhibition Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000, MoMA’s Department of Education presents MoMA Studio: Common Senses, a multisensory environment at the intersection of education, design, and art Read more

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July 5, 2012  |  Century of the Child, Design
A Child’s Chair: Delight in Ownership

Gerrit Rietveld. “Beugel” Child’s Chair. c.1928. Manufacturer: Metz & Co. Gift of Jo Carole Lauder


Growing up I had my own kid-sized chair that I absolutely loved. It was made of wood, with a convertible slatted back that could swivel up for sitting or down for stepping up. Read more