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Marcel Breuer: Furniture and Interiors

22 July to 15 September 1981

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Herbert Bayer
American, born Austria. 1900–1985
32 exhibitions
Marcel Breuer
American, born Hungary. 1902–1981
30 exhibitions
Walter Gropius
German, 1883–1969
24 exhibitions
Hajnal Lengyel-Pataky
Hungarian, life dates unknown
1 exhibition
László Moholy-Nagy
American, born Hungary. 1895–1946
73 exhibitions
Joost Schmidt
German, 1893–1948
7 exhibitions

New York Times Review of the exhibition


25 July 1981


By John Corry

AT THE MUSEUM The place to go today is the Museum of Modern Art. It is cool and pleasant anytime, but today a retrospective opens there of Marcel Breuer's furniture and interior designs. Perhaps the most famous piece of all - a 1925, chromium-plated, tubular-steel chair with a fabric seat, back and arms - is there, along with 36 other pieces of Breuer's furniture. Large photographs of selected interiors by Breuer, who died July 1, are installed behind the related pieces of furniture. The other thing to do at the Museum of Modern Art today is to go to the movies. There is the 1920 German film ''The Golem'' at noon, but more importantly there is the start of the second part of ''Film India.'' This is a five-month exhibition, with the second part called ''Historical Retrospective.'' (The first part was devoted to the films of Satyajiit Ray; the third is called ''Contemporary Cinema.'')

New York Times • Movies; Arts • page 12 • 713 words