Designing Modern Women 1890-1990
at Museum of Modern Art, New York
Through Oct. 1, 2014
Presenting design objects by more than 60 women, this show highlights the work of Marianne Brandt, Eileen Gray, Lilly Reich, Eva Zeisel, Ray Eames, textile artist Anni Albers, ceramicist Lucy Rie, 1960s graphic designer Bonnie Maclean and other luminaries. Some of the artists are well known to design aficionados; many, though, might be unfamiliar to a general audience.The exhibition explores the connections between modern design, female emancipation, class stratification, and health reform, paying particular attention to everyday spaces and objects, such as kitchens and labor-saving appliances.
Marianne Brandt teapot
Eileen Gray's elegant and utilitarian "1027 table"
Annie Albers textile design