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Honor and Glory: Triumphal Arches


Drawings, prints, rare books, and photographs of arches dating from Roman times to the present are on display. Highlights include a series of etchings of Roman arches by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, 17th-century drawings by Peter Paul Rubens, and Eero Saarinen’s 1947 drawing for the Gateway to the West in St. Louis. The Washington Square Arch in Washington Square Park, Manhattan, and the Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, are also featured.
drawings, prints, books, Architecture, architectural drawings, arches, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350187

Louis Sullivan: The Function of Ornament


The more than 170 objects on display underscore the importance of Chicago-born architect, Louis Henry Sullivan (1856-1924), on American architecture. Sullivan saw aesthetic potential in the versatility of steel, and his accomplishments include the Wainwright Building in St. Louis and the Guaranty Buildings in Buffalo. The exhibition focuses on Sullivan's incorporation of ornament and modernism, and features models, photographs, and ornamental fragments, including a pencil sketch of a snowflake for an elevator panel.
Louis Sullivan, Architecture, drawings, American, 20th century, models, steel, ornament, traveling exhibitions

The Catalan Spirit: Gaudí and His Contemporaries


Works by Antoni Gaudí i Cornet and his contemporaries in the Catalan Modernisme movement are on display. In addition to Gaudí, the group included Elies Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, and Camil Oliveras i Gensana. The exhibition, which focuses the period between 1880 and 1920, includes drawings, furniture, tiles, metalwork, and glass, and features Gaudí's Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Familia and Domènech's Palace of Catalan Music.
Antoni Gaudí i Cornet, spain, Barcelona, Catalan, Architecture, drawings, furniture, tiles, metalwork, Glass, 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

Views of Rome: Drawings and Watercolors from the Collection of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana


Tour Rome as it was experienced by artists between the 16th and 19th centuries. This exhibition of drawings, watercolors, and illustrated books, by both prominent and lesser-known artists, captures the changing landscape of the city and its environs. Artists, draftsmen, and architects represented in the exhibition include Ferdinand Becker, Richard Wilson, Lady Elizabeth Susan Percy. Etienne Duperac, and Cornelis van Poelenburgh.
Thomas Ashby, Rome, drawings, watercolors, Vatican, National Design Library, traveling exhibitions

Training the Hand and Eye: American Drawings from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection


Seventy-five sketches and preparatory drawings are on display by 34 leading American artists, including Winslow Homer, Frederic Church, Kenyon Cox, and Thomas Moran. These unfinished works often annotations and notes, which help provide insights into the artistic process. This exhibition features selections from the more than 7,000 American drawings in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum’s permanent collection.
drawings, American, Frederic Edwin Church, Winslow Homer, Thomas Moran, Kenyon Cox, permanent collection, traveling exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349519

Image & Motif: Winged Creatures


All manner of imaginary flying creatures, birds, insects, and butterflies are displayed on wallpapers, ceramics, textiles, gilt bronze, drawings, and designs for objects such as thrones and urns.  This installation highlights objects from the Museum's permanent collection, and is part of the ongoing exhibition, The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.
animals, birds, insects, butterflies, wallpapers, ceramics, textiles, drawings, permanent collection, exhibitions

Initial Concepts: Dakota Jackson


Drawings by American furniture designer Dakota Jackson, selected from the Museum's collection. 
furniture design, Dakota Jackson, drawings, permanent collection, exhibitions

Eighteenth-Century Scenic and Architectural Design: Drawings by the Galli Bibiena Family


The Galli Bibiena family dominated theater production in Europe from the late seventeenth to the late eighteenth century. This exhibition showcases the family's architectural and theatrical designs—notably the work of Francesco Galli Bibiena and his son, Giovanni Carlo Galli Bibiena—through drawings, engravings, books, and manuscripts.
Bibiena, theatrical design, Italy, Portugal, Europe, 17th century, 18th century, drawings, prints, books, traveling exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349709

The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource


This in-depth presentation of of close to 1,000 objects endeavors to capture the richness and variety of the Museum's permanent collection through a series of changing gallery installations. 
furniture, silver, Porcelain, Glass, jewelry, drawings, prints, textiles, wallcoverings, books, permanent collection, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349375

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