The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City is gearing up to open a brand new exhibit - Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000, a wonderful retrospective of design for children spanning over the last century. The exhibit is a mash up of the familiar and unfamiliar, bringing together everything from school architecture, playgrounds, clothing, books, toys and games, nurseries, furniture and more! But don't worry about getting lost in time or type in the halls of the museum, Century of the Child is expertly curated and organized in chronological sections, exploring themes via a mix of design typology, material, scale and location. While the exhibition is definitively for adults to enjoy tot-sized versions of every modern design they've ever loved, there are a handful of interactive elements that kids will certainly enjoy as well. And, at the very least, you can show your mini-me's what playtime meant before iPads and X-Boxes. The exhibit officially opens on July 29th, but keep reading to get an exclusive sneak peek right here on Inhabitots!
Century of the Child: Growing by Design 1900-2000 will be on view at MoMA in NYC from July 29th until November 5th, 2012. If you’re not able to make it out to The Big Apple, you can also purchase an enhanced digital book via Apple’s iBookstore. The digital edition comes with high-res images and supplemental audio and video.