Charles Eames, Ray Eames. Prototype for Chaise Longue (La Chaise). 1948. Hard rubber foam, plastic, wood, and metal, 32 1/2 x 59 x 34 1/4" (82.5 x 149.8 x 87 cm). Gift of the designers

“Is there art in a broomstick?,” asked Time magazine in 1953. This session explores the meanings of good design and how it can enhance everyday life. Furniture, appliances, electronics, cars, and more will be discussed—including a selection of good design classics still in production, which visitors can touch and try for themselves.

This session is led by Jennifer Gray.

Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with MoMA’s collection and special exhibitions.

Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required. Groups meet in the Marron Atrium, Floor 2.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.

  1. Sunday, May 12,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2, Marron Atrium
  2. Saturday, May 18,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2, Marron Atrium
  3. Saturday, March 30,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2, Marron Atrium
  4. Sunday, March 10,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2, Marron Atrium
This event accompanies The Value of Good Design.
This event is part of Gallery Sessions.