posted on 26 Nov 2012 20:12 by Elena Pinto Simon
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The BGC hosted a symposium on November 16th with MoMA entitled “Playing with Modernism: Historical Perspectives on Children and Design,” . The symposium was in conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art’s recent exhibition, Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000.
Architecture and Design Curator Juliet Kinchin opened the event with a discussion of three leaders in Art Education : Franz Cizek, Francesco Randone and Marion Richardson. Other guests included Assistant Professor Jeffrey Saletnik from Amherst College, who spoke about Josf Albers and his work at the Bauhaus. And BGC’s own Prof. Amy Ogata presented on the place of toys and playing spaces pre and post war. The group ended the day with a panel led by the co-curator of the exhibition, Aidan O’Connor.