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.