textiles

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

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

The Four Continents


An exhibition tracing the allegorical representation of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America on decorative objects since the 5th century. The more than 100 objects on display include ceramics, coins, glassware, maps, textiles, globes, wallpaper, and engravings. The 17th and 18th centuries are the main focus of the exhibition because of Europe's discovery of the New World. Most of the objects on view were formerly in the private collection of  James Hazen Hyde.
James Hazen Hyde, ceramics, coins, glassware, MAPS, textiles, decorative objects, wallcoverings, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349839

Perspective: The Illusion of Space


Sixty drawings, prints, rare books, wall papers, textiles, and porcelain show how artists and designers have represented three-dimensional subjects on two-dimensional surfaces to create the illusion of space.
perspective, drawings, prints, illustrated books, wall papers, textiles, porcelain exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349441

Fabled Cloth: Batik from Java's North Coast


The more than 50 batiks on view date from 1850 to 1940 and represent the great skill of Javanese artisans. These handwoven and artfully-dyed fabrics are from public and private collections in the United States, England, the Netherlands, Italy, and Indonesia. Organized by the Textile Museum in Washington, DC.
Java, Indonesia, textiles, exhibitions

Berlin 1900–1933: Architecture and Design


The architecture, industrial design, graphic design, and decorative arts of Berlin, created between 1900 and 1933, are on display. Objects include handmade silver, textiles, inexpensive colorful household ceramics, Peter Behrens's electrical appliances for Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG), Jugendstil glass, porcelain by Marguerite Friedlaender Wildenhain, tubular steel furniture by Marcel Breuer and Mart Stam, and architectural drawings by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
Berlin, 20th century, Architecture, Industrial Design, graphic design, decorative arts, silver, textiles, ceramics, Porcelain, Glass, furniture, drawings, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350017

Art Nouveau Bing: The Paris Style 1900


An exhibition of 200 art nouveau works in tribute to Siegfried Bing, an entrepreneur and art connoisseur whose Paris gallery, "L'Art Nouveau," became synonymous with the new aesthetic vision he passionately promoted. On display are many of the pieces Bing sold or showed, including prints by Edvard Munch, furniture by Eugène Gaillard, textiles by Liberty of London, glass by Louis Comfort Tiffany, woodcuts by Félix Vallotton. L’Art Nouveau was only open from 1895 to 1904, but left an indelible mark on the art world.
prints, furniture, textiles, Tiffany glass, Siegfried Bing, woodcuts, Art Nouveau, France, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350179

Courts and Colonies: the William and Mary Style in Holland, England, and America


A lavish, baroque celebration of the 300th anniversary of the accession to the English throne of the William III of Holland, and his first cousin, Queen Mary II of England. The objects on display document the communication and adaptation of 17th century styles across countries and continents. 
Holland, Netherlands, england, America, 17th century, furniture, textiles, ornament, decorative arts, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349329

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

Image & Motif: Winged Creatures


All manner of imaginary flying creatures, birds, insects, and butterflies are displayed on wallpapers, ceramics, textiles, gilt bronze, drawings, and designs for objects such as thrones and urns.  This installation highlights objects from the Museum's permanent collection, and is part of the ongoing exhibition, The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.
animals, birds, insects, butterflies, wallpapers, ceramics, textiles, drawings, permanent collection, exhibitions

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