High Museum of Art Opens Modern By Design Exhibition

. June 7, 2011 . 0 Comments

The High Museum of Art presents Modern By Design on view June 04 – August 21, 2011.

As part of the High’s ongoing collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art, Modern by Design presents groundbreaking designs of the past, present, and future. The exhibition features a selection of works chronicling three key moments in MoMA’s design collection and exhibition history—“Machine Art” (1934); “Good Design” (1950-1955); and “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape” (1972). Nearly 150 objects created by over 120 of the most influential artists and designers of the twentieth century will be included.

Also on view are a group of late-twentieth- and early-twenty-first–century designs drawn from the High’s own growing permanent collection. Two new major commissioned installations by Dutch designer Joris Laarman and the Japanese design collective nendo will be featured: Laarman’s “Digital Matter” and nendo’s “Visible Structures.” In total, eleven artists will represent the diversity and international character of the field today.

Image: Peter Schlumbohm American, born Germany, 1896-1962 Chemex Coffee Maker, 1941 Pyrex glass, wood, and leather 9 1/2 x 6 1/8″ (24.2 x 15.5 cm) Manufacturer: Chemex Corp., New York, NY Gift of Lewis & Conger, 51.1943Peter Schlumbohm American, born Germany, 1896-1962 Chemex Coffee Maker, 1941 Pyrex glass, wood, and leather 9 1/2 x 6 1/8″ (24.2 x 15.5 cm) Manufacturer: Chemex Corp., New York, NY Gift of Lewis & Conger, 51.1943

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