Through a showcase of vintage furnishings, housewares, and graphics, this exhibition explores how Jewish émigré and American-born designers and architects helped spark America’s embrace of midcentury modernism— forging a bold new direction in design and thought.
On view are creations by Anni Albers, George Nelson, Richard Neutra, Alvin Lustig, Saul Bass, Ernest Sohn, Ruth Adler, Harry Rosenthal, and more than 25 other individuals who developed this creative movement.
Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism was created and organized by The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, 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, the 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, AMERICAN DREAM at Meadowlands, and the KRE Group and HKWN.