Last chance to see Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design
Crafting Modernism (open through January 15th) begins on the fifth floor of the Museum. Here you’ll find a series of vignettes designed to evoke domestic interiors of the 1950s. This grouping features unique works of art made by craftsmen. Some highlights include the George Nakashima “free edge” table that retains the uncut edge of the tree, and revels in the natural beauty of the wood – what Nakashima called “the soul of the tree.” Other highlights include a wall panel by Earl Pardon, commissioned for an enamels exhibition held in 1959 by the Museum of Arts and Design, and a wall hanging by Ted Hallman, who created a luminous work by inserting colored acrylic shapes. Each of these pieces would have warmed the modernist interior.
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