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Around 1914: Design in a New Age

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Vase. Made by the Loetz Glassworks (Glassfabrik Johann Lötz Witwe, founded in 1836) Klostermühle, Bohemia Mouth-blown mottled pale yellow over clear glass overlaid with metallic oxides, Designed about 1900 © Courtesy of the Royal Ontario Museum
Around 1914: Design in a New Age

100 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6
Canada
May 1st, 2014 - March 31st, 2015

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.rom.on.ca/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Downtown / University
PHONE:  
416.586.5524
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon-Thu 10-5:30; Fri 10-8:30; Sat-Sun 10-5:30

DESCRIPTION

One hundred years ago, the ROM opened its doors to the public. Europe was plunged into the Great War. This cataclysmic world event marked the end of a social-political system that had existed for centuries and signalled the birth of the modern movement. It changed the way people looked at their lives and viewed their future.

Around 1914: Design in a New Age, explores a pivotal period of innovation and experimentation as artists struggled to reconcile quality design with the emergence of mass production, and the new materials made available with technology.

With works by key designers of this era including: Christopher Dresser, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Archibald Knox, Charles Robert Ashbee, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Frank Lloyd Wright, Emile Gallé, Edward Colonna, Taxile Doat, Louis Majorelle, Carlo Bugatti, Galileo Chini, Chris van der Hoef, Georg Jensen, Otto Wagner, Josef Hoffmann, Gustave Siegel Josef Maria Olbrich, Peter Behrens, Max Laeuger, Richard Riemerschmid, and Walter Gropius.

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