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DISEÑO | Comics and Identity
Join us for a conversation with artists and designers about comic books and superheroes as vehicles for the exploration of identity. Panelists include Phil Jimenez (Marvel Comics), Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz (Wepa Woman) and Ivan Velez, Jr. (Tales of the Closet). The discussion will be moderated by Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture...
Design is a process
From “eureka” to “uh-oh”, Design Is A Process. And designing the design museum has been quite a process in itself. The newly renovated Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will open its doors on December 12th, 2014. The new museum experience will be like nothing you’ve ever seen, brought to you by an interdisciplinary team of...
Sampler, 1825. Embroidered by Catharine Parsells. Embroidered in silk on linen. Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer, 1981-28-135
Not Only Ours
The Quakers, or the Society of Friends, played a primary role in establishing the earliest charity schools in New York City, which provided access to secular education for those who would not otherwise have had the opportunity. During the Revolutionary War, the Quakers' strict adherence to principles of non-violence made them suspect to their countrymen....
Sampler, 1819
Children at Play
This sampler was worked by Mary Fitz (1807–1849) in 1819 at the Catherine Welshans Buchanan’s school in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania. The central scene depicts two fashionably dressed women in a grape arbor, one standing and the other seated on a bench. The border is made up of compartmentalized motifs including a heart, baskets of grapes and...
Blonde woman smiling inside a picture frame with flying winged lightbulb over her shoulder
Meet the Staff: Jocelyn Groom
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do at Cooper-Hewitt? I manage the exhibition design process for all our exhibitions, including the designers who design our exhibitions, graphics, and lighting, and plan the schedules and budgets for how the exhibitions are built. What was your background before coming to Cooper-Hewitt?...
Family Register Sampler, 1833
In Bliss or Woe
This family register sampler, with its melancholy verse about the fleeting nature of life, was stitched in 1833 by Abigail Barnard. Although such samplers were typically part of the needlework education of schoolgirls, Abigail created this example at the age of twenty-seven to document the birth, marriage, and death dates of her parents and siblings....
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The Cooper-Hewitt Museum was founded in 1896. It was originally named Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration and it fell under the wing of theCooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. In 1895, the granddaughters of Peter Cooper, Sarah Cooper Hewitt, Eleanor Garnier Hewitt and Amy Hewitt Green, asked the Cooper Union...
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The Cooper-Hewitt Museum was founded in 1896. It was originally named Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration and it fell under the wing of theCooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. In 1895, the granddaughters of Peter Cooper, Sarah Cooper Hewitt, Eleanor Garnier Hewitt and Amy Hewitt Green, asked the Cooper Union...
two young people, formally dressed, with a party atmostphere in the background. they smile brightly for the camera.
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