Exhibitions/ Highlights from the Modern Design Collection

Highlights from the Modern Design Collection: 1900 to the Present

June 23 / 2009–May 1 / 2011
Exhibitions are free with Museum admission.

Exhibition Overview

This installation of highlights from the Museum's modern and contemporary design collection from 1900 to the present features forty-six objects, including Charles Rennie Mackintosh's hand-crafted oak, tile, and glass washstand (1904); Marcel Breuer's iconic modernist "Wassily" chair (1927); a 1985 Formica "Ivory" table by Italian designer Ettore Sottsass; and architect Zaha Hadid's 2006 "Gyre" lounge chair, made of polyester resin and lacquer. Also presented are metalwork, ceramics, glass, jewelry, drawings, and posters.

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