Designing Modern Women: Shattering the Glass Ceiling (and Designing with Glass and Steel)

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 11:30 a.m.

Architecture and Design Galleries, third floor

This session accompanies the special exhibition Designing Modern Women 1890–1990, which celebrates the accomplishments of female designers of the modern period whose work is often less known than their male counterparts. In particular, this session considers the innovative use of new “masculine” machine-age materials, including tubular steel, glass, and plywood, by female designers in the design of interior furnishings that were traditionally “soft” and “warm” and made with wood, fabric, and with soft upholstery.

In conjunction with the exhibition Designing Modern Women 1890–1990

Gallery Sessions, impromptu interactions facilitated by Museum educators that explore the creative process, art history, and the experience of art, take place daily in select galleries. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free with Museum admission. No registration is required.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.