Monday, December 9, 2013
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Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis
Join exhibition curator Anna Vallye on a tour through the colorful galleries of Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis
. See how Léger and his contemporaries were inspired by the energy and movement of the modern city to combine different arts into their own work. A sculpture expresses motion like a film, paintings become like advertising posters, and color combines with architecture to form murals, all working together to create a new vision of urban space brought to life.
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Now Through April 20, 2014
The most influential industrial
designer of his generation, Marc
Newson (Australian, born 1963) has
designed everything from a dish
rack to a personal jet, some pieces
mass-produced, others one-offs, for
both companies and art galleries. As
creative director of Qantas Airways,
Newson redesigned the interiors and
fittings of the airline’s Airbus fleet,
including cabin lighting and seats as
well as its in-flight tableware.
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Gallery 271, second floor
Miser’s purses were ubiquitous accessories used to store coins and other small objects of value in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This new installation shows more than two dozen examples from the Museum’s collection, alongside period illustrations and English artist James Collinson’s painting For Sale, from about 1855–60, which features a young woman holding a miser’s purse.
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