sketches

Winslow Homer


This exhibition features drawings, sketches, paintings, and prints by Winslow Homer, selected from the Museum's collection. In addition to early works depicting seaside and country life, there are several charcoal sketches of Civil War soldiers in the battlefields, drawn when Homer served as an illustrator for Harper's Weekly.
Winslow Homer, paintings, drawings, sketches, prints, permanent collection, exhibitions

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

Frederic Church Collection featured at the Met's new American wing


Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s collection of over 2,000 oil sketches and graphite drawings by Frederic Church was mentioned recently in the New York Times in connection with the reopening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s American Wing.
Frederic Church, painter, sketches, oil, drawings, graphite, 19th century, landscape, American, Hudson River School, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Collection Spotlight: Whitney Warren


Cooper-Hewitt’s Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department collection holds a large group of drawings by Whitney Warren, including two albums of over 230 sketches made while he was living in France in the last decades of the nineteenth century.
Whitney Warren, architect, 19th century, 20th century, Warren and Wetmore, collection spotlight, drawings, sketches, buildings, details, France, Europe

Meier 75


Personally, I am partial to Richard Meier’s approach to architecture. According to Meier, a building is an act of “willful artificiality;” a “man-made” spatial construct that functions as a receptacle for experiencing the world of nature. 
Richard Meier, Architecture, artificiality, man-made, white walls, nature, Frank Lloyd Wright, influences, building, natural, landscape, stage, Display, separation, art, modernist, Le Corbusier, machine, silversmith, Jean Puiforcat, theory, unity, harmony, Modular, system, scale, proportions, drawings, lines, Getty Center, Los Angeles, gift, collection, contemporary, Tod Williams Billie Tsien, Museum of American Folk Art, Alvaro Siza, Galician Center of Contemporary Art, Santiago de Compostela, spain, sketches, museum

Janice Arnold Sketches


During a visit to Cooper-Hewitt about a year and a half ago, West-coast felt-maker Janice Arnold was intrigued by the form of the museum’s conservatory. Its domed roof and iron mullions resemble the radiating struts of the framework of a yurt—the circular tent dwelling of the nomadic tribes who first created felt.
Janice Arnold, sketches, JA FELT, felt, wool, Palace Yurt, installation, Fashioning Felt, Exhibition, Conservatory, yurt, tent, nomad, nomadic, handmade, Merino wool, materials, texture, wall, panels, light, tactility, felting, tradition, contemporary, trellis, fabrics, spiritual events