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Painted Pleats: A History of European Fan Painting
Jacob Moss, Curator of London’s Fan Museum, traces the evolution of over 200 years of fan painting, using examples from Cooper Hewitt and The Fan Museum collections. This lecture is part of the Morse Historic Design Lecture Series. With the recent resurgence of interest in hand-held fan design, Cooper Hewitt’s historic collection of fans is...
European Marquetry Furniture of the Late 17th Century
Talk entitled: International Crosscurrents in Design: European Marquetry Furniture of the Late Seventeenth Century. Description: Europe in the late seventeenth century saw the emergence of cabinets as more than practical: not just containers for storage and transport, but decorative items whose splendor could enhance a room and hint at the valuable contents inside. Artisans of...
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Collection Spotlight: Whitney Warren
Whitney Warren (American, 1864–1943). Tile Floor, Diane de Poitiers Bedroom, Château de Chaumont, June 12, 1888. Brush and watercolor, graphite on off-white wove paper tipped into binding with fabric, 12 5/8 × 9 3/4 in. (320 × 248 mm), irregular. Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Gift of Mrs. William Greenough, 1943-51-216 Cooper-Hewitt’s Drawings, Prints,...
The Product Nutrition Label Revealed: Q+A with Joe Gebbia
Over the next two weeks on the Cooper-Hewitt Design Blog, students from an interdisciplinary graduate-level course on the Triennial taught by the Triennial curatorial team blog their impressions and inspirations of the current exhibition,‘Why Design Now?’.   Joe Gebbia is a San Francisco-based industrial designer and self-described “designtrepreneur,” as well as founding partner of the...