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Parall(elles): A History of Women in Design

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / Montreal / Art

In today’s world, nearly half of our design students are women. But a century ago the field was dominated by men—no surprise—and women struggled for recognition. They contributed a great deal nonetheless. In 1905, Clara Driscoll designed a Tiffany lamp with a gorgeous peacock-feather motif; in 1928, Charlotte Perriand invented the celebrated chaise longue basculante. In the early 1930s, the Canadian designer Jeannette Meunier Biéler designed a chrome-and-glass desk inspired by the principles of the Bauhaus. With 250 works, this exhibition writes women into the last 150 years of design. —E.C.

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts 1380 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC H3G 1J5, Canada
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