collections across decades
how should we live? propositions for the modern interior
How Should We Live? explores the complex collaborations, materials, and processes that have shaped the modernist interior, with a focus on specific environments—domestic interiors, re-created exhibition displays, and retail spaces—from the 1920s to the 1950s.
Recent acquisitions are featured in a reinstallation of highlights from the design collection covering a century of dramatic aesthetic and technological innovation—from the late 19th to late 20th centuries.
hand signals: digits, fists and talons
Hands—a part of the human body through which we communicate, sense, measure, and interact with the material world—are explored in this selection of 20th-century posters and graphic ephemera drawn from the Museum’s collection.
century of the child: growing by design
This exhibition showcases MoMA’s ambitious survey of 20th century design for children and the modernist preoccupation with childhood as a paradigm for progressive design thinking.
the new typography
This installation of posters and numerous small-scale works that explore new possibilities of type is drawn from MoMA’s rich collection of Soviet Russian, German, Dutch, and Czechoslovakian graphics from the 1920’s and 30’s.
shaping modernity: design
This installation features a selection of visionary objects, graphics, architectural fragments, and textiles from the Museum’s collection that reveal the attempts of successive generations to shape their experience of living in the modern world from 1890 to the 1970’s.
artist's choice: vik muniz, rebus
Vik Muniz is the ninth artist to participate in Artist’s Choice, a series of exhibitions in which an artist serves as curator, selecting works from MoMA’s vast collection to create an exhibition which features the work of Sutnar.
architecture and design: inaugural installation
word and image: posters and typography
international in scope, the exhibition begins with work of the 1880s, marking a break with traditional graphic styles and the emergence of the modern stye. Subsequent movements, including constructivism, have contributed to the forms and content of 20th century posters.
the 28th annual exhibition of advertising and editorial art
An exhibition consisting of 241 selected entries representing the best advertising submitted for the one-year period from February 15. 1948 to February 15, 1949.
art in progress: 15th anniversary exhibition of posters
An exhibition in which Ladislav Sutnar lent his 1929 International Exhibition of Toys and Teaching Aids to The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
ladislav sutnar: pioneer of information design
This exhibition from 2015 provided a rare opportunity to see over fifty Sweet’s catalogs along with other published work by Sutnar relating to information design.