Museum of Modern Art

by Deborah Hay In 1931, Mexican muralist Diego Rivera was enjoying international celebrity, and New York’s fledgling Museum of Modern Art was eager to mount a retrospective of his work. Throughout the ‘20s, Rivera had painted monumental frescoes, commissioned by the Mexican government, reflecting his country’s history and the socialist

Reviewed by Deborah Hay   La Chaise by Charles and Ray Eames           On a recent visit to the design galleries of New York's Museum of Modern Art, I overheard more than one visitor declare a personal kinship to an item in the newest exhibition.     "Wow! We