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Installation of nineteenth-century modern objects and furniture on view at Brooklyn Museum

September 2, 2011 by  
Filed under Artifacts & Decorative Arts

BROOKLYN, N.Y.- Featuring more than forty items from the Brooklyn Museum’s collection of American and European decorative arts, 19th-Century Modern will focus on the emergence of Modernism, an aesthetic based in part on the machine as a source of artistic inspiration. The installation will include objects from the early nineteenth century to the twentieth century to demonstrate the theme. Although this new machine aesthetic began in the early nineteenth century, it wasn’t until the last quarter of the century that the trend [...]