Exploring the contribution – and showcasing the work – of a remarkable group of Jewish émigré and American-born designers and architects, this exhibition examines a bold new direction in design and thought that helped create a modern domestic landscape.
This exhibition featured vintage furnishings, housewares, and graphic designs by Anni Albers, George Nelson, Richard Neutra, Alvin Lustig, Saul Bass, Ernest Sohn, and more than 25 other individuals who helped forge this important movement.
Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism was created and organized by he Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Fransisco, with guest curator Donald Albrecht.
Major sponsorship for this exhibition was provided by Maribelle and Stephen Leavitt, the Bernard Osher Jewish Philanthropies Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, Osterweis Capital Management, th Seiger Family Foundation, and the Jim Joseph Foundation. Major support for the Contemporary Jewish Museum’s exhibitions and Jewish Peoplehood Programs comes from the Koret Foundation. Funding for the New York presentation of this exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the David Berg Foundation, AT&T, AMERICAN DREAM at Meadowlands, and the KRE Group and HWKN. Media sponsorship generously provided by New York Spaces.