Fargo celebrates the gift of the Norwest Modernism Collection
to The Minneapolis Institute of Arts with this commemorative screen
saver, which highlights the collection. The screen saver displays
45 Modernist objects and animated graphics selected from the museum's
Modernism Web site.
of Norwest Bank's Modernism collection in 1998 catapulted the
Institute's design holdings into a position of worldwide prominence.
Modernism Online provides a wealth of information on this exciting
collection and covers the six major movements represented: Arts
and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Wiener Werkstätte, de Stijl, Bauhaus
and Art Deco.
Modernism commonly applies to those forward-looking architects,
designers and artisans who, from the 1880s on, forged a new and
diverse vocabulary principally to escape Historicism, the tyranny
of previous historical styles.