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Partners In Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Phillip Johnson
Tue, December 6, 2016, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST
Organized by the Liliane and David M. Stewart Program for Modern Design, Montréal, in collaboration with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson is the first exhibition to explore a pivotal development in the evolution of American design: the collaboration between the first director of the Museum of Modern Art, Alfred Barr, who taught the first undergraduate course in modern art at Wellesley in 1926, and Philip Johnson, MoMA’s first curator of architecture. Together these men endeavored to bring modernism to North America, particularly the innovative ideals of rational and functional design developed at the Bauhaus school at Dessau, Germany between World War I and II. The exhibition features furniture from Barr’s and Johnson’s apartments, examples of Bauhaus graphic design, and an array of objects celebrated for their design in Barr’s and Johnson’s influential exhibitions at MoMA.