Moderno: Design for Living in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela, 1940–1978
Modern design in Latin America was an offshoot effect of the accelerated economic development that took place during WWII, when countries like Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela were largely uninvolved in the war. Modern themes in design and architecture became symbols for fresh identities connoting progress and innovation. This exhibit at the Americas Society will be showing furniture, ceramics, metalwork, textiles, and printed material made from 1940 to 1978, all exemplifying the modernization of urban cities in Latin America. The show opens February 11th and will close May 16th of this year. There will also be a symposium this Thursday discussing The Invention of the Modern Domestic Space in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela: Design, Art, and Architecture, 1940-1978. This all day symposium (11am-6pm) will be held separately from the exhibit at Hunter College– 695 Park Avenue, North Building Room 1527, 15th Floor. The event is free and open to the public. The opening for Moderno will be this Wednesday February 11th at the Americas Society.
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