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This collection is drawn from the Museum's extensive permanent collection of twentieth-century decorative arts and paintings. The objects trace the development of the decorative arts from the Art Nouveau style at the beginning of the century to the modernism of the Bauhaus school in the 1920s to the functionalist design of the mid century. Objects from the 1990s include a chair, made in 1997, of recycled plastic packaging and a lamp named the Mozzkito by the innovative lighting designer Ingo Maurer. Painters represented include Max Beckmann and Josef Albers.