<h1 class="page">ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN</h1> <div id="main"> <div class="column-a"> <ul id="menu"> <li class="first"><a href="/collection">The Collection</a><a href="#" class="toggle">+</a><ul><li><a href="/collection/works?utf8=%E2%9C%93&amp;q=&amp;classifications=">All Works</a></li> <li><a href="/collection/works?utf8=✓&amp;q=&amp;classifications=&amp;on_view=1">On View</a></li> <li><a href="/collection/works?utf8=✓&amp;q=&amp;classifications=&amp;recent_acquisitions=1">Recent Acquisitions</a></li> <li><a href="/collection/about">About</a></li> </ul></li> <li class=" selected"><a href="/explore/collection/departments">Curatorial Departments</a><a href="#" class="toggle">+</a><ul><li class="selected"><a href="/explore/collection/departments/architecture_design">Architecture & Design</a></li> <li><a href="/explore/collection/departments/drawings">Drawings</a></li> <li><a href="/explore/collection/departments/film">Film</a></li> <li><a href="/explore/collection/departments/media">Media & Performance Art</a></li> <li><a href="/explore/collection/departments/painting_sculpture">Painting & Sculpture</a></li> <li><a href="/explore/collection/departments/photography">Photography</a></li> <li><a href="/explore/collection/departments/prints_illustrated_books">Prints & Illustrated Books</a></li> </ul></li> <li><a href="/explore/collection/conservation">Conservation</a><a href="#" class="toggle">+</a><ul><li><a href="/explore/collection/conservation/recovery">Hurricane Sandy: Conservation Resources</a></li> <li><a href="/explore/collection/conservation/media_art">Matters in Media Art</a></li> <li><a href="/explore/collection/conservation/faq">Conservation FAQ</a></li> </ul></li> <li><a href="/collection/provenance">Provenance Research Project</a></li> <li><a href="/explore/collection/image_permissions">Image Permissions</a></li> <li><a href="/docs/explore/CollectionsMgmtPolicyMoMA_Oct10.pdf">Collections Management Policy</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="column-bc"> <div class="introduction"> <img alt="A_and_d_in2025" height="280" longdesc="Installation view of the exhibition, &lt;i&gt;Just in: Recent Acquisitions from the Collection&lt;/i&gt;, The Museum of Modern Art, December 21, 2007–November 30, 2008. Photo by Thomas Griesel. © The Museum of Modern Art" src="/images/explore/departments/a_and_d_IN2025.2.jpg?1481148865" width="725" /> </div> <div class="column-b"> <div class="box"> <p class="top">The world's first curatorial department devoted to architecture and design was established in 1932 at The Museum of Modern Art. From its inception, the collection has been built on the recognition that architecture and design are allied and interdependent arts, so that synthesis has been a founding premise of the collection. Including 28,000 works ranging from large-scale design objects to works on paper and architectural models, the Museum’s diverse Architecture and Design collection surveys major figures and movements from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Starting with the reform ideology established by the Arts and Crafts movement, the collection covers major movements of the twentieth century and contemporary issues. The architecture collection documents buildings through models, drawings, and photographs, and includes the Mies van der Rohe Archive. The design collection comprises thousands of objects, ranging from appliances, furniture, and tableware to tools, textiles, sports cars—even a helicopter. The graphic design collection includes noteworthy examples of typography, posters, and other combinations of text and image.</p> <!--<p>MoMA's Department of Architecture and Design, in collaboration with <a href="http://www.architecturefoundation.org.uk" target="_blank">The Architecture Foundation</a>, created <a href="http://www.venicesuperblog.net" target="_blank">Venice SuperBlog</a>. The site was written live from the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale, with contributions from leading international architects, critics, and curators.</p>--> <p><a href="/research-and-learning/research-resources/study-centers/index">The Lily Auchincloss Study Center for Architecture and Design</a></p> <h2>Online Exhibitions and Projects</h2> <ul><li> <a href="http://designandviolence.moma.org/">Design and Violence</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2012/centuryofthechild/">Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2012/foreclosed/">Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2011/talktome/">Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/yap">Young Architects Program International</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/smallscalebigchange/">Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2010/counter_space">Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen</a></li><li> <a href="http://moma.org/explore/inside_out/category/rising-currents#description">Rising Currents</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2009/bauhaus/">Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2009/ronarad/">Ron Arad</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/1996/dutch_design/">Contemporary Design from the Netherlands</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/1997/sternbergbrothers/">Stenberg Brothers Construction of a Revolution</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/1997/castiglioni/">Achille Castiglioni Design!</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/1998/textiles/">Structure and Surface Contemporary Japanese Textiles</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/1998/aalto/">Alvar Aalto Between Humanism and Materialism</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/1999/un-privatehouse/">The Un-Private House</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2001/workspheres/">Workshperes</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2001/mies/">MoMA: Mies in Berlin Whitney: Mies in America</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2002/gilman/">The Changing of the Avant-Garde Visionary Architectural Drawings from the Howard Gilman Collection</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2002/autobodies/">Autobodies Speed, Sport, Transport</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2004/tallbuildings/">Tall Buildings</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2005/safe/">Safe: Design Takes on Risk</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2005/groundswell/">Groundswell: Constructing the Contemporary Landscape</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.momahomedelivery.org/">Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling</a></li><li> <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2008/elasticmind/">Design and the Elastic Mind</a></li><li> </li></ul> </div> </div> <div class="column-c"> <div class="JS_Widget"> <a href="/widgets/collection/architecture_and_design" rel=""></a> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> </div> <br class="clear" /> </div>