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Exhibition Detail
Designing Modern Women 1890–1990
Curated by: Luke Baker, Juliet Kinchin
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019


October 5th, 2013 - October 19th
Opening: 
October 5th, 2013 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
 
Screen, Eileen GrayEileen Gray, Screen,
1922, Lacquered wood and metal rods , 189.2 x 135.9 x 1.9 cm.
© The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Hector Guimard Fund; Mfr.: Eileen Gray Workshop, Paris.
There Is No Death for the Songs, Luba LukovaLuba Lukova, There Is No Death for the Songs,
1987, Silkscreen, 25 1/2 x 38" (64.8 x 96.5 cm)
© Courtesy of the artist & The Museum of Modern Art
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Modern design of the twentieth century was profoundly shaped and enhanced by the creativity of women---as muses of modernity and shapers of new ways of living, and as designers, patrons, performers and educators. This installation, drawn entirely from MoMA's collection, celebrates the diversity and vitality of individual artists’ engagement in the modern world, from Loïe Fuller’s pulsating turn-of-the-century performances to April Greiman's 1980s computer-generated graphics, at the vanguard of early digital design. Highlights include the first display of a newly conserved kitchen by Charlotte Perriand with Le Corbusier (1952) from the Unité d'Habitation housing project, furniture and designs by Lilly Reich, Eileen Gray, Eva Zeisel, Ray Eames, Lella Vignelli, and Denise Scott Brown; textiles by Anni Albers and Eszter Haraszty; ceramics by Lucy Rie; a display of 1960s psychedelic concert posters by graphic designer Bonnie Maclean, and a never-before-seen selection of posters and graphic material from the punk era. The gallery's ‘graphics corner’ first explores the changing role and visual imagery of The New Woman through a selection of posters created between 1890 and 1938; in April 2014 the focus will shift to Women at War, an examination of the iconography and varied roles of women in times of conflict, commemorating the centennial of the outbreak of World War I.


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