While Donald Albrecht's current exhibition ‘Designing Home: Jewish and Midcentury Modernism’ notes the role of Jewish architects, designers, and patrons in the evolution of American mid-century modernism, the Museum of Arts and Design plans a show ‘Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today,’ which comes to investigate the contribution of women to American modernism. Architecture, design, and visual art were all dominated by men during the postwar years. Yet, women had considerable impact, particularly in such territories as textiles, ceramics, and metals. The most significant contribution to this issue to date, is certainly my former professor Pat Kirkham’s publication of 2002 'Women Designers in the USA, 1900-2000: Diversity and Difference,’ my favorite gift to any woman designer/artist. I would like to mention some of the leading women artists of this time: Ruth Asawa (above), Sheila Hicks, Toshiko Takaezu, and Eva Zeisel without whom we cannot think of American mid-century modernism in the same way.