Design ≠ Art: Functional Objects from Donald Judd to Rachel Whiteread

On View: 
Friday, September 10, 2004 to Sunday, February 27, 2005

Design ≠ Art

This groundbreaking exhibition explores the virtually unknown design works by some of the most significant Minimalist and post-Minimalist artists of the last 50 years. Curated by Barbara Bloemink, Curatorial Director at Cooper-Hewitt, and independent curator, Joseph Cunningham, Design ≠ Art is the first by an American museum to feature functional objects by artists such as Donald Judd, Richard Tuttle, Scott Burton, Sol LeWitt, James Turrell, and Rachel Whiteread, among others. This exhibition is also the first to fully examine the conceptual framework and relationship of these functional objects to the artists’ works of art.