exhibitions

The Amsterdam School: Dutch Expressionist Architecture 1915–1930


On view are 100 architectural drawings by Michel de Klerk and his colleagues. These drawings depict both completed public and commercial commissions as well as designs for buildings that were never constructed.
Architecture, architectural drawings, Netherlands, Dutch, exhibitions

The Art of the European Goldsmith: From the Schroder Collection


Consummate craftmanship and artistry are on display in this selection of silver and silver-gilt from the Schroder Collection. The chalices, tankards, ewers, bowls, utensils, and figures included in the exhibition were created between the 13th to the 19th century.
silver, metalwork, decorative objects, exhibitions

Contemporary Continuous Pattern


This exhibition presents patterns designed for continuous surfaces, with an aim to bring together a group of works that reflect personal points of view and begin to establish the look of the decade. On view are printed and painted fabrics, wallcoverings, woven fabrics, and preliminary design drawings reflecting a wide range of methods and materials, all created within the past three years.
textiles, fabrics, drawings, patterns, 1980s, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349999

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

Embellished Calendars: An Illustrated History


About 100 calendars from before the advent of the printing press through to the present day are on view.
calendar, exhibitions

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

Damask


The exhibition presents damask weaves in silk, linen, and wool from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s collection. Among the objects on view are a 14th-century Chinese satin damask, 16th–19th-century traditional European patterns woven on different types of looms, and a linen napkin made for Napoleon I.
textiles, weaving, fabrics, permanent collection, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350015

Design in the Service of Tea


This exhibition traces the design history of tea. Tea services of ceramic, metal, glass, and other materials are accompanied by furniture and graphic arts. Works by Wedgwood, Staffordshire, Royal Worcester, Minton, and Sèvres are on display, as are designs by Walter Gropius, Christopher Dresser, and Mario Bellini.
tea service, permanent collection, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350211

Manhattan Skyline: New York Skyscrapers Between the Wars


Detailed sketches, perspective drawings, models, vintage photographs, decorative objects, and architectural ornaments document the development of New York City skyscrapers between World War I and World War II. 
Architecture, architectural drawings, New York City, 20th century, exhibitions

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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