New York City, NY
For the 14th installment of the museum’s Selects series, American television host, actress, writer, and producer Ellen DeGeneres offers an intimate look into her eclectic design aesthetic with an installation of 50 objects from the museum’s permanent collection. Selects is an ongoing series in which prominent influencers, designers, and artists are invited to mine and interpret the museum’s collection of more than 210,000 objects. With a strong focus on midcentury modernism, the exhibition showcases a diverse range of styles, places, and time periods; from an ancient Egyptian votive box and a Peruvian earthenware vessel to a 1935 drawing by Christina Malman and a late 19th-century music box. The exhibition includes a few objects on loan from DeGeneres’ private collection, including lamps she found in a Parisian flea market.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.