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picture of Lester Beall Radio
Lester Beall. Radio – Rural Electrification Administration. 1937.Silkscreen, 40 1/4 x 30″ (102 x 76.2 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the designer. © 2014 Lester Beall Estate / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

picture of Serge Chermayeff EC74 Radio
Serge Chermayeff. EC74 Radio. 1933. Bakelite, 17 15/16 × 14 15/16 × 10 7/16″ (45.5 × 38 × 26.5 cm). Mfr.: E. K. Cole Ltd, Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of George Kravis Β&W

picture of Jonathan Ive Apple Industrial Design Group
Jonathan Ive, Apple Industrial Design Group. iPod. 2001. Polycarbonate plastic and stainless steel, 4 x 2 1/2 x 7/8″ (10.2 x 6.4 x 2.2 cm). Mfr.: Apple, Inc. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the manufacturer

"Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye"

The Museum of Modern Art

Philip Johnson Architecture and Design Galleries, third floor

November 15, 2014 – November 1, 2015

Music and design—art forms that share aesthetics of rhythm, tonality, harmony, interaction, and improvisation—have long had a close affinity, perhaps never more so than during the 20th century. Radical design and technological innovations, from the LP to the iPod and from the transistor radio to the Stratocaster, have profoundly altered our sense of how music can be performed, heard, distributed, and visualized.

Avant-garde designers—among them Lilly Reich, Saul Bass, Jørn Utzon, and Daniel Libeskind—have pushed the boundaries of their design work in tandem with the music of their time.

Drawn entirely from the Museum’s collection, Making Music Modern gathers designs for auditoriums, instruments, and equipment for listening to music, along with posters, record sleeves, sheet music, and animation.

The exhibition examines alternative music cultures of the early 20th century, the rise of radio during the interwar period, how design shaped the “cool” aesthetic of midcentury jazz and hi-fidelity culture, and its role in countercultural music scenes from pop to punk, and later 20th-century design explorations at the intersection of art, technology, and perception.

This exhibition is organized by Juliet Kinchin, Curator, and Luke Baker, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA.

Architecture and Design Collection Exhibitions are made possible by Hyundai Card.

Source taken from www.moma.org exhibition page

picture of Hiroshi Ohchi Radio 1954.
Hiroshi Ohchi. Radio. 1954. Silkscreen, 40 1/2 x 28 1/4″ (102.9 x 71.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the designer.
picture of Radio-Phonograph 1956
Dieter Rams, Hans Gugelot. Radio-Phonograph (model SK 4/10). 1956. Painted metal, wood, and plastic, 9 1/2 x 23 x 11 1/2″ (24.1 x 58.4 x 29.2 cm). Mfr.: Braun AG, Frankfurt, Germany. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the manufacturer
picture of Jamie Reid Sex Pistols, The Great Rock N Roll Swindle 1979 Lithograph
Jamie Reid. Sex Pistols, The Great Rock N Roll Swindle. 1979. Lithograph, 27 1/2 x 35 1/4″ (69.9 x 89.5 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Lawrence Benenson. © 2014 Jamie Reid Courtesy Isis Gallery, UK