Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today at Museum of Art and Design, April 28 – September 27, 2015

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Resilient Chair Frame, ca. 1948-1949. Eva Zeisel, designer Hudson Fixtures USA, manufacturer Chrome-plated tubular steel, 28 1/2 x 26 x 26 1/2 in. (72.4 x 66 x 67.3 cm). Courtesy of Jean Richards

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Ruth Asawa Holding a Form-Within-Form Sculpture, 1952 © 2015. Imogen Cunningham Trust. Photo by Imogen Cunningham

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Forecast Rug for Alcoa, 1957. Marianne Strengell. Aluminum thread, wool 147 x 66 in. (373.4 x 167.6 cm). Courtesy Senator John Heinz History Center

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Hanging #57, ca. 1957. Olga de Amaral. Hand spun wool 87 x 43 in. (221 x 109.2 cm) Museum of Arts and Design; gift of the Dreyfus Foundation, through the American Craft Council, 1989. Photo by Eva Heyd

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Transcendence, 1958. Mariska Karasz. Wool, cotton, silk, DMC cotton floss, Lurex fibers, mercerized cotton thread, 59 x 61 1/2 in. (149.9 x 156.2 cm). Museum of Arts and Design; gift of Rosamond Berg Bassett and Solveig Cox, 1992. Photo by Eva Heyd

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Tikal, 1958. Anni Albers. Cotton, 30 X 23 (76.2 x 58.4 cm). Museum of Arts and Design; gift of Johnson Wax Company, through the American Craft Council, 1979. Photo by Eva Heyd

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Installation of weavings by Lenore Tawney in Woven Forms, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, 1963. Lenore Tawney. Courtesy of American Craft Council. Photo by Ferdinand Boesch

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Rocks and Rills, 1966. Mary Walker Phillips. Linen K-32, beach pebbles, 20 x 14 in (50.8 x 35.6 cm). Courtesy Estate of Mary Walker Phillips. Photo by Alain Ekmalian

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Pin, 1964. Margaret De Patta. Sterling silver, beach stones, pebbles; fabricated, 3 1/2 x 1 5/8 x 5/8 in. (8.9 x 4.1 x 1.6 cm). Museum of Arts and Design; gift of Eugene Bielawski, The Margaret De Patta Bequest, through the American Craft Council, 1976. Photo by John Bigelow Taylor

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Sketch in Metal, 1969. Mary Kretsinger. Silver, brass, opal; forged, cast, assembled, 2 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 3/4 in. (6.7 x 5.7 x 1.9 cm). Museum of Arts and Design; gift of the Johnson Wax Company, through the American Craft Council, 1977. Photo by John Bigelow Taylor

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Untitled #10, 1995. Magdalene Odundo. Earthenware, 21 1/4 x 12 x 12 in. (54 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm). Newark Museum, Purchase 1996 Louis Bamberger, Bequest Fund 96.29. Photo by Richard Goodbody

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Wind-Up: Walking the Warp Houston, 2010,  Anne Wilson. Performance and sculpture. Photo by Simon Gentry

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Gabriel A. Maher. DE___SIGN (video), 2014. Courtesy of the artist

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Surface Tension lamp, 2014. Front Design Metal, soap, LED light 59 1/16 x 1 9/16 in. (150 x 4 cm)

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Axor WaterDream / Axor ShowerProducts, 2014. Front Design Copper, brass, 120 x 240 in. (304.8 x 609.6 cm). Courtesy of Hansgrohe/Axor. Photo by Alexander Schneider

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Vivian Beer. Anchored Candy No. 7, 2014. Steel, automotive paint, 37 x 80x 20 in. (94 x 203.2 x 50.8 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Wexler Gallery. Photo courtesy of Wexler Gallery

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Polly Apfelbaum. Handweavers Pattern Book installation, 2014. Textiles: marker on rayon silk velvet Ceramic beads on embroidery thread. Courtesy of the artist and Clifton Benevento. Photo by Andres Ramirez

Images courtesy Museum of Art and Design