Counter Space: Design + the Modern Kitchen

counter_spaceOn view at MoMA through March 14, 2011, this is one of the most innovative and engaging exhibitions of the season. Celebrating the museum’s recent acquisition of a mass-produced kitchen designed by the female architect Grete Schütte-Lihotzky in the 1920s which was installed by the thousands in post-WWI Germany, the stunning show is jam-packed with objects, videos, photographs and ephemera revealing the ties that bound kitchen design to social experience throughout the twentieth century. Aidan O’Connor, a 2008 graduate of ADHT’s MA Program in the History of Decorative Arts and Design and now a Curatorial Assistant at MoMA, worked on the show and its website. In October, she discussed her work on the show with a rapt audience of students enrolled in my course, “Senior Seminar:  Exhibiting Cultures.”

– Laura Auricchio, Assistant Professor of Art History

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