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The Art that is Life: The Arts & Crafts Movement in America, 1875-1920


This exhibition explores the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement on American life at the turn-of-the-century. The movement's philosophy is represented through the craftsmanship of stained glass, silver, textiles, ceramics, furniture, architectural drawings, costumes, jewelry, embroidery, and illustrated books. Works of John LaFarge, Gustav Stickley, Charles Sumner and Henry Mather Greene, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Arthur and Lucia Mathews, and Frank Lloyd Wright are on view.
Arts and Crafts, 19th century, 20th century, craftsmanship, stained glass, silver, textiles, ceramics, furniture, architectural drawings, costumes, jewelry, embroidery, books, John LaFarge, Gustav Stickley, Charles Sumner Greene, Henry Mather Greene, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Arthur and Lucia Mathews, Frank Lloyd Wright, traveling exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350143

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

Toward Modern Design: Revival & Reform in Applied Arts 1850-1920


More than 50 examples of furniture, ceramics, glass, silver, jewelry, brass, and graphics produced between 1850 and 1920 are on display from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s permanent collection. Works by William de Morgan, Émile Gallé, and Tiffany are on view, as well as a glass flask by James Powell & Sons, a painted glass vase by Richard Redgrave, a restored cabinet by Carlo Bugatti and furniture by Hector Guimard.
furniture, ceramics, Glass, silver, jewelry, graphics, 19th century, 20th century, permanent collection, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349663

Design Process: Cheryl R. Riley


A solo exhibition of furniture design by Cheryl R. Riley, the founder and principal designer of Right Angle Interiors in San Francisco. Many of her design commissions are on display, such as work for the San Francisco Bayview Police Station and a pair of coin-encrusted Tudor Tables. Riley is deeply influenced by her African-American heritage, which is reflected in her choices of material and form. Riley's work is now a part of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s African-American Design Archives.
furniture, American, African-American, women and design, tables, exhibitions, permanent collection

Collecting A to Z: Recent Acquisitions


An alphabetically-arranged exhibition of recent acquisitions. "A is for Architecture" features three studies by architect Aldo Rossi for Euro Disney. "H is for Humor" includes industrial designer Constantin Boym’s Mona Lisa clock. “U is for Universal Design” showcases kitchen tools designed by the New York firm, Smart Design. 
recent acquisitions, permanent collection, textiles, Industrial Design, product design, Architecture, furniture, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349787

Czech Cubism: Architecture and Design


An exploration of Prague's vibrant Cubism movement, which thrived between 1910 and 1925. The majority of the furniture, architectural renderings, ceramics, and metalwork on display are on loan from the Museum of Decorative Arts and the National Technical Museum, both in Prague. This traveling exhibition was organized by the Vitra Design Museum in Weil-am-Rhein in collaboration with Prague's Museum of Decorative Arts and its National Technical Museum.
Cubism, Prague, Czech, 20th century, furniture, ceramics, Architecture, architectural drawings, metalwork, traveling exhibitions

Choices: Recent Acquisitions


These recent acquisitions demonstrate the importance of design in everyday life. Teapots and chairs are on display, along with a group of drawings for the Central Park Zoo, an early-19th-century French textile depicting the “Monuments of Paris,” and late-20th century posters by Japanese graphic designer Ikko Tanaka.
stoneware, housewares, furniture, textiles, graphic design, recent acquisitions, permanent collection, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349869

Angles of Repose: A Garden Exhibition of Central Park Benches


Seven types of benches used in Central Park from its opening to the present time are on display in the Museum's Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden. The benches, each with its own history, invite the visitor to sit down, relax, and take in the beautiful garden surroundings.
Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden, furniture, outdoor, seating, Central Park, benches, exhibitions

A Royal Gift: The 1826 Porcelain Jewel Cabinet


This cabinet was a royal gift of state given by Charles X of France to Francis I, King of the Two Sicilies in 1830. Six feet high, made of mahogany and fitted with painted plaques, the cabinet was created under the supervision of Alexandre Brongniart, director of the Royal Porcelain Factory of Sèvres. Original sketches and drawings are on display which show the process of the cabinet’s design, as well as wallpapers and textiles that might have been used to decorate the room in which the cabinet was kept. 
furniture, 19th century, France, cabinet, permanent collection, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350055

Design for Life: A Centennial Celebration


This exhibition features works designed for daily life, and is comprised of selections from the Museum's permanent collection, chosen by the graphic designer, Stephen Doyle, and the architect, Leslie Gail. The diverse objects include an Eames chair, a red and white Soviet chess set, and a toothbrush. 
Architecture, Industrial Design, textiles, wallpaper, drawings, furniture, jewelry, Stephen Doyle, Leslie Gail, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350279

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