Josef and Anni Albers: Designs for Living

On View: 
Friday, October 1, 2004 to Sunday, February 27, 2005

Josef and Anni Albers: Designs for Living

Josef Albers, one of the most pioneering artists of his era, and his wife, Anni, considered by many to be the foremost textile artist of the 20th century, shared an aesthetic vision and philosophy that helped to transform the look of the modern domestic interior. This exhibition showcases both their iconic and their relatively unknown designs for everyday living. From Anni Albers: jewelry made of bobby pins, tea strainers, paper clips, five-and-dime store items, and upholstery fabric. And, from Josef Albers: colored glass-topped nesting tables, fruit bowls, tea glasses, Christmas cards, phonograph record covers, and a white brick fireplace.