fbpx

Modernity at MAD

September 12, 2011

‘Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design’ at New York’s Museum of Art sand Design showcases the bold new directions taken in media and aesthetics during America’s postwar years. From 12 October to 15 January 2012 MAD will be exhibiting  furniture, textiles, tableware, ceramics, glass, jewelry, sculpture and painting by names such as Jack Lenor […]

‘Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design’ at New York’s Museum of Art sand Design showcases the bold new directions taken in media and aesthetics during America’s postwar years. From 12 October to 15 January 2012 MAD will be exhibiting  furniture, textiles, tableware, ceramics, glass, jewelry, sculpture and painting by names such as Jack Lenor Larsen, Sheila Hicks, Charles and Ray Eames, Alexander Calder and Knoll, illustrating  how the period between 1945 and 1969 proved a key transitional era for American craft and design.

Bas Relief by Jack Lenor Larsen 1968. Photo: Eva Heyd

Carving/Faceting/Masonry by Sheila Hicks, 1985

Fibra by Eszter Haraszty for Knoll International, circa 1950. Photo: Courtesy Jill A. Wittse and H. Kirk Brown III

 

Words by

Related Articles

Fibre and Form: Anna Ray

The first major survey exhibition of sculptural textile work by acclaimed artist Anna Ray is currently on at the St Albans Museum + Gallery

Related Articles

COVER 67: Rug Highlights

COVER 67: Rug Highlights

The digital edition of COVER 67 goes live on Monday 23 May but ahead of that COVER Editor Lucy Upward selects four rug highlights from the new edition.

read more
London Craft Week 2022

London Craft Week 2022

London Craft Week 2022 includes a large number of textile related talks, demonstrations, tours and displays. Here is just some of the textile highlights.

read more

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This