Art and the Everyday: MoMA Collects Design

Sat 9 Jun 18, 12pm

Past program

NGV International

Exhibition space
Ground Level

Design has been part of MoMA’s collection since the 1930s. Discover selected highlights in the exhibition, ranging from ideas of the total work of art in fin-de-siècle Paris, to examples of contemporary digital and virtual design as MoMA curator Juliet Kinchin reflects on the questions: what was MoMA’s message, and how has it changed over time?


Juliet Kinchin joined MoMA as Curator of Modern Design in the Department of Architecture and Design in 2008, since when she has organized exhibitions including Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen (2010), Century of the Child: Growing by Design 1900-2000 (2012), and How Should We Live: Propositions for the Modern Interior (2016).

Previously she worked as a curator in Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries, and London’s Victoria & Albert Museum and has held faculty positions at the Glasgow School of Art, the Bard Graduate Center in New York, and the University of Glasgow, Scotland, where she was the Founding Director of the graduate program in Decorative Arts and Design History.

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