A new exhibit at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London has been dedicated to art, architecture, design and film from the Cold War period. Through January 11, 2009, “Cold War Modern Design 1945-70” highlights the ways in which art, architecture and design were drawn into the Cold War East vs. West competition to demonstrate a superior (read utopian) vision of modernity. Indeed, life after 1945 had the promise of both progress and catastrophe, with the world’s superpowers emboldened by nuclear weapons and such historical advances such as the first walk on the moon. This timely exhibit eloquently brings together the reflections of modernist artists and designers on the cultural anxieties from that period.