Arts & Entertainment

Editor Recommends

“Modernism: Designing a New World 1914-1939,” Exhibition Opens Saturday, Mar. 17, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Described as “the most comprehensive exhibition on the subject ever staged in the America,” this will be the only U.S. venue for this remarkable collection that explores the foundation and meaning of Modernism. It contains some of the most seminal works of modern art, graphic and product design and architecture produced in the first half of the 20th century. It traces the historic development of modern form through the social, industrial and political upheavals of the 1920s and 1930s. Works from 17 countries, over 350 objects and 50 film clips. Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Runs to July 29. Timed-entry tickets $14, seniors $12, students $10. Available through Ticketmaster.