Revolutionizing Design

31mayAll Day04febRevolutionizing DesignEXHIBITION

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By the late 19th century, artists and designers were ready for a radical departure from the mass-produced, “more is more” look of the Victorian era. They argued that beautiful living spaces and affordable, attractive furnishings could improve society. Revolutionizing Design: Progressive Home Decorating at the Turn of the Century unites textiles and furnishings by these European and American design reformers who laid the foundation for modern design. The varied design movements at the turn of the century—including Aesthetic, Arts & Crafts, and Art Nouveau—shared a common interest in elevating interior decorating to the status of fine art. Their ideals, including simplicity and socially conscious design, continue to inspire designers today.



May 31 (Wednesday) - February 4 (Sunday) EST


Allentown Art Museum

31 North Fifth Street

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