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September 13, 1994 – August 20, 1995
Location: 1st Floor, Decorative Arts Galleries
Dutch Modernism is examined through decorative arts from Art Nouveau through functionalism (1880-1930). Dutch designers transformed traditional media into vehicles for the expression of innovative and modern ideas about form, pattern, and the role of ornament. Many of the Dutch designs on view were donated to the museum by collector and specialist Justin G. Schiller. It is the first exhibition organized in America to focus entirely on Dutch decorative arts.