MoMA Century of the Child exhibition

The Museum of Modern Art exhibition  Century of the Child, has 5 drawings from the Avery Library Drawings and Archives department.

3 drawings from the Spanish Children's Drawings and 2 drawings by Otto Wagner, probably never exhibited before for a Haus des Kindes of 1917.

Wagner died in 1918 and the project was never built. The Haus des Kindes was not an orphanage- it was intended as a place for children separated from their families by the war where the families could go to try to find the children. The older children were given occupational training should they end up on their own. 

The Wagner drawings were a gift to Avery in 2000 in memory of Annie Neubrunn, Emil Neubrunn, Fritz Oberlander, Adolf Placzek, and Harry and Elizabeth Gutman by Cornelia and Peter Oberlander.

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