The Carnegie Mansion Embellished

To celebrate its 75th birthday, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum invited friends to submit works embellishing upon an architectural elevation of the Carnegie Mansion—a National Historic Landmark. The exhibition features the creative responses of numerous designers, architects, artists, photographers, and design enthusiasts, including Donald Deskey, Raymond Loewy, Ivan Chermayeff, Leo Lionni, Bill Cunningham, Shigeo Fukuda, Helen Frankenthaler, Horst P. Horst, Francesc Torres, Edward Fella, and Milton Glaser. This project was inspired by Charles Addams. 
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European Illustration: 1974–1984

Original artwork by leading European illustrators for books, magazines, and newspapers is on display. The exhibition features 150 illustrations selected from the thousands reproduced since 1974 in the Designers and Art Directors Association of London's European Illustration annual.
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Playing Cards

This exhibition features selections from more than 100 different playing card decks. The earliest cards are from a 15th-century Visconti-Sforza tarot deck painted by Bonifacio Bembo, while the most contemporary are represented by an uncut printer's sheet of a deck produced with offset lithography. Although most cards are made of paper, examples made from leather, ivory, aluminum, and steel are also on display.
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Underground Images: Subway Posters from the School of Visual Arts

Forty posters are on view from the School of Visual Arts, all of which have been displayed in the New York City subway system during the four decades of the school’s existence. The exhibition features works by illustrators Milton Glaser, Marshall Arisman, Robert Weaver, Art Spiegelman, and Jerry Moriarty.
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Ted Muehling’s Choice

Ted hosted a group of Cooper-Hewitt members at his studio and store in SoHo this week, as you can see from the Monday at Muehling’s post, giving them a peek at his wonderfully creative environment full of glass, emotive sculpture and creatures from the natural world.
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