decorative objects

Leather in the Decorative Arts


leatherwork, folk art, shoes, bookbinding, wall coverings, decorative objects

All That Glisters: Thirty Centuries of Golden Deception


gold, gilding, decorative objects, textiles, ceramics, metalwork, costume, jewelry, Glass, leatherwork, needlework, wallpaper

Enamel: An Historic Survey to the Present Day


enamel, Limoges, decorative objects, miniatures, jewelry

Recent Acquisitions by the Cooper Union Museum: A Picture Book in Honor of Calvin S. Hathaway


decorative arts, decorative objects, recent acquisitions, permanent collection, survey, Calvin S. Hathaway

Pottery in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum


Publication design: Heidi Humphrey
pottery, ceramics, decorative objects, permanent collection, ch:exhibition=35349425

More Than Meets the Eye


A comprehensive history of the Cooper-Hewitt collection. The 400 objects on display span several centuries and include textiles, drawings, prints, decorative objects, furniture, cutlery, and wallcoverings. Organized by Elaine Evans Dee, Dorothy Twining Globus, Gillian Moss, Christian Rohlfing and Milton Sonday. Funded by a grant from the New York State Council of the Arts.
permanent collection, textiles, drawings, prints, decorative objects, furniture, wallcoverings, exhibitions

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

Look Again


When the Hewitt sisters—Peter Cooper’s granddaughters—founded this museum in 1877, their hope was to make its design collections available for education and inspiration. This exhibition showcases nearly 500 new items from the permanent collection, including wallpaper, pottery, furniture, drawings, prints, jewelry, oil paintings, and decorative objects.  Sponsored in part by the New York State Council on the Arts.
wallpaper, pottery, furniture, drawings, prints, jewelry, oil paintings, decorative objects, permanent collection, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349835

In Celebration of Water


This exhibition explores the use of water in architecture, landscapes, and decoration. Among the works on view are designs by Gwathmey Siegel Architects, Lawrence Halprin, Philip Johnson, Charles Moore, Robert Stern, Philip Stone, and the firm Peters, Clayberg and Caulfield. In the Museum's gardens, two water sculptures produce continuous rainbows. Organized and by Richard B. Oliver, Curator of the Architecture and Design Departments, with the assistance of Nancy Ferguson.
water, Architecture, landscape architecture, decorative objects, sculpture, exhibitions

Fantastic Illustration and Design in Britain, 1850–1930


An exhibition of illustrated fairies, folk tales, animals, and phantasmagoric scenes as primarily rendered in original drawings, with a selection of books, furniture, ceramics, and other items of decorative art. Some of the artists whose imaginations are on display include Randolph Caldecott, Walter Crane, Edmund Dulac, Kate Greenaway, Edward Lear, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Beatrtix Potter, Arthur Rackham, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ernest Howard Shepard, and Sir John Tenniel. 
illustration, animals, illustrated books, furniture, ceramics, decorative objects, Britain, traveling exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349967

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