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EXHIBITIONS

Shaping Modernity 1880–1980

March 28, 2012–September 8, 2013

Architecture and Design Galleries, third floor

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Recent acquisitions are featured in a reinstallation of highlights from the design collection covering a century of dramatic aesthetic and technological innovation—from the late 19th to late 20th centuries. Diverse types of modern design representing various geographic origins and styles are organized around period-specific themes: The International New Art 1880–1918; Metal and Glass 1920s–1950s; and Out of the Box: Italy 1960s–1980s. The installation reveals new acquisitions, including an interior design for a fireplace wall (1901) by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald; a fragment of an exterior relief frieze from the Susan Lawrence Dana House in Springfield, Illinois (1902–04), by Frank Lloyd Wright; a modernist Czechoslovak table lamp (c. 1930) by Miroslav Prokop; a Silver Streak Iron (c. 1946) manufactured by Saunders Corporation; and a Shiva vase (1973) by Ettore Sottsass. Another eye-catching highlight is the large purple Tuttuno all-in-one living environment (1971) by Internotredici Associati, displayed for the first time at the Museum since the landmark exhibition Italy: The New Domestic Landscape (1972).

Organized by Juliet Kinchin, Curator, and Aidan O’Connor, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design.

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh (British, 1868–1928) and Margaret Macdonald (British, 1865–1933). Design for a Fireplace Wall, interior elevation of drawing room at 3 Lilybank Terrace, Glasgow. 1901. Pencil and watercolor on paper. 11 1/2 x 10 3/4" (29.2 x 27.3 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Joseph H. Heil, by exchange, 2009.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (British, 1868–1928) and Margaret Macdonald (British, 1865–1933). Design for a Fireplace Wall, interior elevation of drawing room at 3 Lilybank Terrace, Glasgow. 1901. Pencil and watercolor on paper. 11 1/2 x 10 3/4" (29.2 x 27.3 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Joseph H. Heil, by exchange, 2009.


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