textiles

Color Lives: A Conversation about Art, Life, and Fashion


Textiles serve as the most engaging and tactile vehicle for color and life. They wrap, protect, and define us, and tell stories of the maker, user, and culture in which they were woven. This lively conversation with fashion curator, Dilys Blum; artist, Sheila Hicks; and designer, Luca Missoni will cover topics related to current exhibitions and recent projects related to textiles, the influence of the fine arts on their textile making and thinking, and how textiles have been woven from each of their lives.
Sonia Delauney, Color Moves, Exhibition, retrospective, fashion, textiles, paris, 1920s, influence, Dilys Blum, Sheila Hicks, Luca Missoni, Matilda McQuaid, panel, talk, long

More Than Meets the Eye


A comprehensive history of the Cooper-Hewitt collection. The 400 objects on display span several centuries and include textiles, drawings, prints, decorative objects, furniture, cutlery, and wallcoverings. Organized by Elaine Evans Dee, Dorothy Twining Globus, Gillian Moss, Christian Rohlfing and Milton Sonday. Funded by a grant from the New York State Council of the Arts.
permanent collection, textiles, drawings, prints, decorative objects, furniture, wallcoverings, exhibitions

Western European Embroidery


A history of the art and technique of the actual stitches employed in embroidery is displayed and explained in this exhibition of items from the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. The earliest object dates from 1425, and subsequent examples follow the development of needlework to the present time. The greatest number of objects come from monasteries, churches and palaces, and include wall hangings, table covers, samplers, pillow covers, indoor caps (for both men and women), and men’s waistcoats.
embroidery, Europe, textiles, samplers, permanent collection, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349857

Vienna Moderne 1898—1918


The first major exhibition of Viennese work from this period to be installed anywhere in the United States. Objects on view include furniture, glassware, ceramics, metalwork, textiles, graphic design, and photographs of interiors. Organized by Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery of the University of Houston. Made possible by the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation of Houston and the Austrian Ministry for Science and Research.
vienna, furniture, glassware, ceramics, metalwork, textiles, graphic design, interiors, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349901

Electroworks


This exhibition traces the development of copy machine art created by artists and designers. Over 250 works are on display, including prints, limited edition books, graphics, textiles, animation, and three-dimensional objects. A particular highlight is the Xerox 6500 color copier staffed by trained operators and artists who are available to provide demonstrations.
prints, books, graphic design, textiles, animation, copy, technology, 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

Lace


This exhibition is filled with examples of French and Italian lace spanning more than 500 years—including 16th-century gold ornamental braid and contemporary lightweight, flexible stitching. 
lace, lace making, textiles, permanent collection, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350419

The Column: Structure and Ornament


Columns are shown in drawings, prints, rare books, photographs, wallpapers, textiles, and decorative objects from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s permanent collection. Tuscan, Ionic, Doric, and Corinthian columns have been used by architects for structural support as well as decoration through the ages, dating to the fourth century B.C. Napoleon’s column in the Place Vendôme, Nelson’s column in Trafalger Square in London, and contemporary uses of this structure are included in the exhibition.
columns, Architecture, drawings, prints, rare books, wallpaper, textiles, decorative arts, permanent collection, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350415

The Jacquard Loom: Recent Experiments


On display are original Jacquard fabrics woven by 17 contemporary textile artists at the Rhode Island School of Design—the only school in the United States to own a jacquard loom. 
textiles, fabrics, weaving, 20th century, traveling exhibitions

Scandinavian Modern 1880–1980


A landmark retrospective of design from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Over 330 examples of ceramics, glass, metalwork, furniture, and textiles were selected from private and public collections in Scandinavia and the United States, documenting the continuity and changes that distinguish the Scandinavian tradition in design and the decorative arts. Alvar Aalto, Tapio Wirkkala, Timo Sarpaneva, Marimekko, Hans Wagner, Georg Jensen, and Gustavsberg are among the designers whose skill and sophistication are on display.
Scandinavia, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, ceramics, Glass, metalwork, furniture, textiles, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349997

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