Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000 July 29–November 5, 2012
Ladislav Sutnar. Prototype for Build the Town Building Blocks. 1940–43. Painted wood, large block: 1 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4″ (4.4 x 7 x 7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Ctislav Sutnar and Radoslav Sutnar
This exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art is worth a visit and is interesting to all of us involved in education. Entrance to the MOMA is free every Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.
Here’s part of their description of the show: MoMA’s ambitious survey of 20th century design for children is the first large-scale overview of the modernist preoccupation with children and childhood as a paradigm for progressive design thinking. The exhibition will bring together areas underrepresented in design history and often considered separately, including school architecture, clothing, playgrounds, toys and games, children’s hospitals and safety equipment, nurseries, furniture, and books.