Alexander Girard

Collection Connections


As a new member of the Digital + Emerging Media team here at the Cooper-Hewitt, I've been spending a lot of time learning about our various projects in process. One of the most enthralling resources I've encountered so far is the collections database. Try it out, if you haven't already; you'll see why it's so satisfying to explore.
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The Opulent Eye of Alexander Girard


This exhibition explores the work of artist Alexander Girard (1907-1993), one of America's most innovative 20th century designers. Unique in postwar American design, Girard created textiles as well as graphics, interiors, and furnishings that introduced modern design to millions of Americans.  Organized by Donald Albrecht, Curator of Special Projects.
Alexander Girard, 20th century, American, textiles, graphic design, interiors, furniture design

Two Matters of Importance


Two articles in the May issue of Dwell magazine have special resonance for Cooper-Hewitt’s followers. The first, “Printed Matter” by Aaron Britt, concerns the life and work of the Swiss-born graphic designer Herbert Matter; the second, “20th-Century Fox” by Leslie Williamson, discusses the collaboration of Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard, and Dan Kiley on the seminal J. Irwin Miller house in Columbus, IN.
Herbert Matter, graphic designer, collaboration, Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard, textiles, Dan Kiley, Miller house, Dwell