From Thomas Edison's painted brass phonograph to sleek digital-streaming devices, New York's Museum of Modern Art's  newest exhibit -- "Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye" -- examines the aesthetic of music's ever-changing mediums. "The iPod is practically an antique," says curator Juliet Kinchin, who provides a sneak peek of the items on display.

1. Sex Pistols lithograph by James Reid, 1979

"With its mix of sardonic humor and messy imagery, the album art captures the mood of a generation that mocked minimalism."

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