Including over thirty works drawn largely from the Museum’s collection dating from the 1960s to the present, this exhibition reveals the transformation of ideology and forms that have shaped international design of the last half century. From the technological and formal ideals of modernism to the influence of the handmade object, the works reflect increasingly complex and vibrant relationships between concepts of function, aesthetics, and material expression. Featured are designs by Verner Panton, Frank Gehry, Aldo Rossi, Ettore Sottsass, Robert Venturi, Donald Judd, Zaha Hadid, Louise Campbell, and Fernando and Humberto Campana.
The first twenty-five works from the impressive Rose-Asenbaum Collection of modern studio jewelry are also on view in Form/Unformed: Design from 1960 to the Present. The group of over seven hundred pieces of jewelry entered the collection in 2015 and features more than 150 acclaimed artists from across the globe. The collection is named for Inge Asenbaum, a celebrated Viennese gallerist, and for Deedie Potter Rose in recognition of the gift of this exemplary group of jewelry.