While the museum is undergoing its redesign, Cooper-Hewitt exhibitions are traveling across the country.
Co-organized by Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and the Walker Art Center, Graphic Design—Now in Production explores some of the most vibrant sectors and genres of graphic design today.
Featuring works produced since 2000, Graphic Design explores the worlds of design-driven magazines, newspapers, books, and posters; the expansion of branding programs for corporations, subcultures and nations; the entrepreneurial spirit of designer-produced goods; the renaissance in digital typeface design; the storytelling potential of film and television titling sequences; and the transformation of raw data into compelling information narratives.
Tour stops include the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, July 20, 2013–Sept. 29, 2013; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, N.C., Oct. 28, 2013–Feb. 23, 2014; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I., March 28, 2014-Aug. 3, 2014.
This exhibition showcases Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw’s collection of 19th-century watercolor drawings, which meticulously detail the era’s interior furnishings and document the social, cultural, and aesthetic development of European domestic life. The collection includes examples of English, German, Russian, French, Italian, and Austrian domestic spaces.
Tour stops include the Musée de la Vie Romantique, Paris, France, Sept. 11, 2012 - Jan. 13, 2013 and the Beijing World Art Museum, Beijing, China, December 12, 2013 - March 2, 2014.