exhibitions

Tiles


This exhibition showcases tiles from the 13th through the 20th century, from a variety of countries and cultures including Persia, Islamic Spain, and the Netherlands. The majority of tiles are from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s permanent ceramic collection, with a portion of the objects on loan from other private and public collections. Many tiles will be displayed to the public for the first time.
tiles, ceramics, patterns, exhibitions, spain, Netherlands, Persia

The Oceanliner: Speed, Style, Symbol


This exhibition provides a nostalgic view of luxury ships through plans, cutaways, furnishings, paper memorabilia, and souvenirs.
travel, tourism, transportation, ships, exhibitions

Now I Lay Me Down to Eat: A Salute to the Unknown Art of Living


This exhibition is an exercise in observation, exploring attitudes toward everyday domestic manners by filling the museum with familiar objects relating to such subjects as bathing, sitting, sleeping, eating, and cleansing. Settings from The Last Supper to Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion bathroom are explored. Organized by Bernard Rudofsky, the Museum's scholar-in-residence.
domestic life, exhibitions

Central Park: Original Drawings


On view are original plans for Central Park by Frederick Law Olmstead, Calvert Vaux, and their associates dating from the 1850s through the 1880s. The exhibition includes full-scale working drawings as well as watercolors of the stone carvings, terrace and buildings.
New York City, Central Park, landscape architecture, drawings, watercolor, exhibitions

The Cooper-Hewitt Collection: Silver


This exhibition showcases the Cooper-Hewitt Museum’s permanent historic silver collection. Featured in the exhibition are a seventeenth-century Augsburg German charger, a mid-eighteenth-century French candelabra, and three centuries of English silver—including a tea urn by Thomas Heming, the royal goldsmith to King George III.
silver, silverwork, metal, decorative arts, artisans, permanent collection, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350781

Magazine Covers: Art for the People


The American and European magazine covers in this exhibition date from the mid-19th century to the present, and include titles such as The Illustrated London News, Punch, Le Rire, Domus, Camera, Harper's Weekly, and The New Yorker, as well as experimental Dadaist and Constructivist art publications.
magazine covers, graphic design, illustration, Periodicals, exhibitions

The Moving Image: The Art of Animation


This exhibition features a diverse selection of original acetate animation cels and drawings. Special emphasis is given to landmark productions by Disney, such as Snow White and Fantasia, as well as to other major animation studios including Warner Brothers, Hanna Barbera, Fleischer, Ub Iwerks Studio, and others.
animation, moving images, exhibitions

Gardens of Delight


In celebration of summer, two floors of the Museum are devoted to a major exhibition on horticulture and its many reflections in art. Apart from a number of important loans, the show is drawn primarily from the Museum's permanent collection. Nearly 500 decorative objects, furnishings, paintings, prints, drawings, books, and textiles with floral motifs are included. The museum's conservatory and garden are specially planted for the occasion.
gardens, landscape design, furniture, architectural drawings, ceramics, Glass, silver, wallpaper, textiles, metalwork, permanent collection, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349683

Pottery


These 100 examples represent the range of styles and time periods from the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum’s permanent collection. Objects include work by John Turner of Staffordshire from the late 18th century, 16th-century French ceramics, Italian Majolica, and 20th-century glazed Rockwood pottery.
pottery, ceramics, decorative objects, permanent collection, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349425

John Henry Belter and the Rococo Revival


This landmark Belter exhibition assembles many rare works from the 19th-century cabinetmaker's New York workshop. 
furniture, furniture maker, 19th century, New York, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349659

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