Talks

PolyThread
A project by Jenny E. Sabin, Jenny Sabin Studio
Commissioned by Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum for “Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial”, 2016
Photo by Matt Flynn
06/01
Wednesday
Wed. June 1, 2016
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Jenny E. Sabin’s work is at the forefront of a new direction for twenty-first-century architectural practice—one that investigates the intersections of architecture and science, and applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design of material structures. Her experimental architectural design studio develops models and prototypes for high-tech and high-performance composite fabrics, such... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Installation view of “Energizing the Everyday: Gifts from the George R. Kravis II Collection.” Photo by Matt Flynn © Smithsonian Institution.
COPYRIGHT:Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
06/07
Tuesday
Tue. June 7, 2016
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Don’t miss this special opportunity to view Energizing the Everyday: Gifts from the George R. Kravis II Collection through the eyes of the preeminent collector of modern design, George Kravis.  Kravis will share stories of how he acquired iconic works of 20th and early 21st century design, why he was drawn to these particular objects,... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Édouard Guichard
Die Harmonie der Farben
[The harmony of colors]
Frankfurt a.M.: Wilhelm Rommel, 1882
Purchased by the Margery F. Masinter Endowment
06/18
Saturday
Sat. June 18, 2016
3:00pm to 5:30pm
Create your own color harmonies in a book-arts workshop with Esther K. Smith, pioneer designer of handmade books and co-founder of Purgatory Pie Press.  Inspired by the Smithsonian Libraries’ exhibition Color in a New Light, the workshop will include a display of rare books on color theory from the museum’s collection. Participants will create their own... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
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06/28
Tuesday
Tue. June 28, 2016
6:30pm to 8:00pm
 “Cowcumbers and Cornucopia”: Rediscovering the Grotesque in Design The grotesque is one of the most engaging and enduring motifs in the western ornamental repertoire and has had a profound impact on over four centuries of art and design. Endlessly versatile, the grotesque provided designers with an opportunity to showcase both their artistic imagination and their... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128