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Tchai Munch, Coolamon, 1987. Glass; 37 X 37 cm / Courtesy of the Fine Arts Museum of the South at Mobile, Photo © Mogens S. Koch

The applied arts impact every aspect of our daily life, from the chairs we sit on and the clothes we wear, to our choice in cell phones. Design reflects our tastes, sense of style and comfort, and defines the ages we live in. Welcome to our international exploration of innovation in the world of design.

'Fashion of the Victorian Era,' 1890-1900

African Headwear: Beyond Fashion

American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity

Art for the People: Decorated Stoneware from the Weitsman Collection

Art Nouveau Fashion

Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay

Creative Spark: The Life and Art of Tony Da

Design with the Other 90%: CITIES

Formless Furniture

From Wall to Wall Paper

Grayson Perry: The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman

Iron: Forged, Tempered, Quenched

Irrational and Idiosyncratic

Lisa Gralnick: The Gold Standard

Marjan and Gerard Unger Dutch Jewelry Collection

Material World: Textiles and Dress from the Collection

Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today

Russell Wright: The Nature of Design

Shaping Modernity: Design 1880–1980

Silhouettes – Pure Contours

Silver Seduction: The Art of Mexican Modernist Antonio Pineda

The Bag: Carrier Bags in Singapore from the 1950s to the 1980s

The Brilliance of an Era: European Art Nouveau Jewelry

The Color of Enamel: New Work by Leighelena

Tiffany Collection

  See exhibitions that explore the innovation of design throughout time: Formless Furniture, Silhouettes, The Bag, Textiles, Fashion, and more!  
  These drawings emphasize the form of its subject in a way unlike any other: Illustrated Manuscripts, Cartoons, Watercolors, and more!
  Witness our common human heritage revealed in the things that we make: Pueblo Pottery, Samurai Art and Armor, Art of Ancient Egypt, Buddhist Sculpture, and more!
  The following featured exhibitions transcend the limitations of media: Portraiture, Drawings, Performance, Prints, Sculpture, and more!
  The paintings exhibited illustrate the medium as one of the basic expressions of man: Georgia O’Keefe, Aboriginal Painting, Alice Neel, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and more!
  Photography records our lives, transforming the extraordinary or the mundane into these indelible works: Anthony Goicolea, The Platinum Process, Ka Yeung, Amateur Photography, and more!
  Prints are images that offer the advantage of allowing the final image to be easily reproduced, including: Engraving, WPA Prints from 1930s America, Etching, Lithography, Woodcuts, and more!
  Our featured sculptures are presence, space, shape, and environment, impacting upon us like no other art form: African Wood Sculptures, Indian Bronze Sculptures, and more!

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