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Theater Designs in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum


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theater, theatrical design, drawings, Architecture, architectural drawings, costumes, permanent collection

To Celebrate the Moment


This exhibition documents the relationship between design and celebration. Among the objects on view are photographs of snow sculptures at Dartmouth College, printed Christmas stockings, a drawing by Erté for the “Emerald” costume worn at Paul Poiret’s 1913 Jewel Ball, greeting cards, and commemorative objects. Organized by Richard Oliver, Curator of Architecture and Design.
ephemera, celebration, costumes, graphic design, drawings, decorative objects, exhibitions

19th-Century German Stage Design


These selections of scenic and costume designs from the Deutsches Theatermuseum in Munich serve as an important document of theater production from the German court theaters at Weimar, Berlin, Vienna, Munich, and Bayreuth. This exhibition emphasizes the familiar operatic repertory of von Webern, Mozart, Rossini, and Wagner, as well as designs for dramatic productions by Shakespeare, Goethe, and Schiller. 
Germany, theatrical design, costumes, theater, opera, traveling exhibitions

Designed for Theater


A comprehensive review of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s permanent theater design collection. Among the designs for stage sets, costumes, and curtains are a 1580 print by Andrea Palladio for the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, a two-volume folio of the Paris Opera by Charles Garnier, and works by 20th-century set designers Oliver Smith and Robert O’Hearn.
theater, theatrical design, Architecture, drawings, costumes, permanent collection, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349707

La Nijinska: A Dancer's Legacy


This exhibition traces the career of Bronislava Nijinska, a pioneering choreographer who was influential in the development of ballet as a modernist art form. The exhibition spans her early training at the Russian Imperial Theatrical School with her brother Vaslav Nijinsky and her career with the Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo through to her years in Paris and the United States.
dance, 20th century, modernism, ballet, theatrical design, costumes, exhibitions

Paris Opera on Stage: Designs, Costumes, Jewels


This exhibition provides an up-close look at costumes, jewelry, and related drawings from the collection of the Paris Opera. The detailed costumes on display date from the era of Louis XIV to the present day, and feature the work of artists and designers such as Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Fernand Léger, and Christian Lacroix. Also on view are fifty pieces of stage jewelry that date from the 19th century, including diadems, bejeweled collars, armbands, and necklaces. 
opera, France, costumes, jewelry, drawings, Paris Opera, Louis XIV, exhibitions

The Art that is Life: The Arts & Crafts Movement in America, 1875-1920


This exhibition explores the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement on American life at the turn-of-the-century. The movement's philosophy is represented through the craftsmanship of stained glass, silver, textiles, ceramics, furniture, architectural drawings, costumes, jewelry, embroidery, and illustrated books. Works of John LaFarge, Gustav Stickley, Charles Sumner and Henry Mather Greene, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Arthur and Lucia Mathews, and Frank Lloyd Wright are on view.
Arts and Crafts, 19th century, 20th century, craftsmanship, stained glass, silver, textiles, ceramics, furniture, architectural drawings, costumes, jewelry, embroidery, books, John LaFarge, Gustav Stickley, Charles Sumner Greene, Henry Mather Greene, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Arthur and Lucia Mathews, Frank Lloyd Wright, traveling exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350143

Concerned Theatre Japan: The Graphic Art of Japanese Theatre: 1960-1980


Explore the modern Japanese theater movement as well as the development of Japan's postwar cultural identity through the design of theater posters. This exhibition is co-sponsored by Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the AIGA.
Japan, theater, 20th century, theatrical design, costumes, graphic design, posters, traveling exhibitions

Fashion in Colors


Fashion in Colors explores color as a design element through 300 years of Western fashion, and examines the changing perceptions and meanings of color through various eras. More than 60 costumes are on display, ranging from 18th century court gowns and 19th-century bustled dresses to 20th century couture creations by masters such as Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Elsa Schiaparelli, Emilio Puce, Christobal Balenciaga, Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons, and Viktor & Rolf.
Fashion in Color, exhibitions, fashion design, costumes, 18th century, 19th century, 20th century, clothing, color perception