In the mid 19th-century, MoMa played a major role in defining and disseminating “Good Design.” The concept of “Good Design” took shape in the 1930s, and grew in importance in the post war years. In the new exhibition, What Was Good Design? MoMa’s Message 1944-56, selections from the Museum’s design collection are used to illuminate the primary values of “Good Design” as espoused by museums, design councils, and department stores.

The exhibition is on view until November 30, 2009.

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