American

Close Observation: The Oil Sketches of Frederic E. Church


A selection of 112 works from more than 500 oil sketches in the Museum's collection. The development of Church's mastery of the medium and as well as the maturation of his individual style can be seen in these sketches, some of which are preparations for larger works while others are finished works in themselves.
Frederic Edwin Church, Hudson River School, American, oil paintings, sketches, traveling exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349617

A Century of Ceramics in the United States: 1878-1978


A comprehensive view of American ceramics, from the days of pioneers to the work of leading ceramists in the 20th century. Nearly 250 objects are on display by more than 100 artists. Organized by the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse.
American, ceramics. exhibitions

Innovative Furniture in America


A major retrospective of the innovative materials and mechanical gadgetry that has enabled 19th- and 20th-century American furniture to fold, retract, recline, and change form. Patent drawings and photographs accompany the furniture on display. 
furniture design, American, traveling exhibitions

Ephemeral Images: Recent American Posters


This exhibition surveys posters created between 1971 and 1981 by America's foremost graphic designers.
graphic design, posters, American, 20th century, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350269

Interior Design: The New Freedom


Videotaped recordings of Barbaralee Diamonstein in conversation with 12 American designers and architects, including Massimo Vignelli, Angelo Donghia, and Ward Bennett, about their approaches to the problems of contemporary interior design.
videos, interviews, Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, American, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350523

American Picture Palaces


The movie palaces of the early 20th century are the subjects of this exhibition. Original furnishings, signs, photography, film footage, and architectural drawings from dozens of theaters bring the “Golden Age” of the American moviegoing experience to life. Among the featured theaters are New York City's Roxy Theatre, Paramount Theatre, and Radio City Music Hall, and Hollywood's Pantages Theatre. 
Architecture, architectural drawings, American, movies, 20th century, exhibitions

Urban Documents: Twentieth-Century American Prints


An exhibition of American prints reflecting and responding to the Industrial Revolution and life in the city—from Joseph Pennell’s 1908 etching of the steelworks in Bessemer, Pennsylvania to a 1983 etching by Lynn Shaler. John Sloan, Martin Lewis, Reginald Marsh, Gerald Geerlings, Richard Haas, and Michael Knigin are among the artists shown.
prints, etchings, American, 20th century, urban, exhibitions

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School


This exhibition examines Wright in the context of his midwestern contemporaries, a group collectively known as the Prairie School. The drawings, photographs, furniture, and ornament on display features Wright's work alongside that of architects including Louis Sullivan, Barry Byrne, Marion Mahoney, William Purcell, and Walter Burley Griffin.
Frank Lloyd Wright, American, Architecture, architectural drawings, ornament, furniture, Prairie School, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349995

New Vistas: American Art Pottery, 1880–1920


The 75 objects on view documents the work of American art pottery between 1880 and 1920. Companies such as Rookwood Pottery, Grueby Faience, Newcomb College Pottery, Weller Pottery, Fulper Pottery, and the University City Ceramics of St. Louis are well-represented. Individual artisans include George Ohr, Louis Comfort Tiffany, E. T Hurley, Laura Fry, Matthew A. Daly, Maria Longworth Nichols Storer, Sara Sax, and Jacques Sicard.
ceramics, pottery, American, Arts and Crafts, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349785

Visual Spaces in Music: Drawings by John De Cesare


More than 50 pencil drawings by John De Cesare (1890–1972), an American architect and sculptor, are displayed here for the first time. Inspired by "The Star-Spangled Banner," De Cesare used the national anthem's musical notation as the basis for his artwork. The drawings, produced from the 1920s through the 1940s, are part of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum's permanent collection.
drawings, music, John De Cesare, 20th century, American, permanent collection, exhibitions

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