What is Modern?

“In its simplest form, the term modern implies the up-to-date, a current development, or, better still, a spirit in step with its own time,” explains curator Darrin Alfred. “This concept could be applied to a 200-year-old innovation still in use today, such as the steaming of wood, bending it, and letting it harden into curved shapes or patterns. It could also apply to works by today’s emerging designers.”

What is Modern? is also an exhibition on view at the Denver Art Museum through November 2011.

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