Historical Publications

More than seventy-five titles highlighting the Museum’s collections, published between 1897 and 1987, are available online. Of these, more than 25 titles highlighting the Museum’s collections, published between 1978 and 1987, have been digitized and are freely available.

Prior to becoming a Smithsonian museum, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum was The Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration. Over 50 titles from this period, spanning from The Cooper Union Museum’s inception in 1896 up through 1968, are available. These publications include past museum exhibitions, the annual Chronicles (1935-45, 1948-58), recent acquisitions, and more.

Cooper Union Museum Gallery Guide to Elements of Design: A Guide to a Permanent Changing Exhibition Suggesting the Nature of the Museum's Collections and the Uses They Serve

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration

design education, gallery tour, permanent collection

Current Craft Perspectives: Third Annual Exhibition of Artist-Craftsmen of New York, Inc.

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, Artist-Craftsmen of New York

craftsmanship, New York, crafts, artisans

Craftsmen Preview the 'Sixties: Second Annual Exhibition of Artist-Craftsmen of New York, Inc.

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, Artist-Craftsmen of New York

craftsmanship, New York, crafts, artisans

The Logic and Magic of Color: An Exhibition Celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of the Cooper Union

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, Edward Kallop

Color, permanent collection, color perception, color theory, physics, chemistry

Five Centuries of Drawing: The Cooper Union Centennial Exhibition

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, American Federation of Arts, Richard P. Wunder

drawings, permanent collection, watercolor

Plane Geometry and Fancy Figures: The Art and Technique of Paper Folding

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, Edward Kallop

paper, paper folding, origami, geometry

Ceramics by Picasso

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration

Pablo Picasso, ceramics, 20th century

William Stanley Haseltine

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration

drawings, paintings, oil paintings, watercolor

Chronicle of the Museum for the Arts of Decoration of the Cooper Union: Index: vol. 2, 1949-1958

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration

Complete set of the Cooper Union Museum bulletin for the period:
Vol. 2 No. 1 October 1949 through Vol. 2 No. 10 December 1958

includes index

articles, permanent collection, Periodicals

An Illustrated Survey of the Collections

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration

Publication design: Bert Clarke

permanent collection, survey, decorative arts

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