decorative arts

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. 
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Image & Motif: Animal Friends


Animals—domesticated, wild, and mythical—are a perennial source of design inspiration. This exhibition features works from the Museum's permanent collection, including a tenth-century Persian bowl decorated with goats, a polyester chair in the shape of an elephant’s head, and a colorful textile depicting farm animals.
animals, decorative arts, permanent collection, exhibitions

Nancy and Edwin Marks Collection Gallery: Treasures from the Collection


The inaugural exhibition in the Nancy and Edwin Marks Collection Gallery examines the range of the Museum’s collection, which spans 23 centuries and five continents.
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Solos: New Design from Israel


Solos: New Design from Israel is the third installment in Cooper-Hewitt’s Solos series and the first museum exhibition of contemporary Israeli design in the United States. 
Solos, New Design from Israel, exhibitions, Israel, product design, furniture design, decorative arts, prototypes

Rococo: The Continuing Curve


In March 2008, the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will present Rococo: The Continuing Curve, 1730–2008, a groundbreaking exhibition that fully explores rococo style and its continuing revivals up to the present day in multiple fields, including furniture, decorative arts, textiles, prints, and drawings. 
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Curators Select: Recent Acquisitions, 2003–2008


This exhibition will feature recent acquisitions to all four of the museum's collecting departments: Product Design and Decorative Arts; Drawings, Prints and Graphic Design; Textiles; and Wallcoverings.
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Adventures in Antiques


Cooper-Hewitt Members enjoyed a private tour of the International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show with Sarah Coffin, Curator of Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-century Decorative Arts and Head of Product Design and Decorative Arts.
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Ted Muehling’s Choice


Ted hosted a group of Cooper-Hewitt members at his studio and store in SoHo this week, as you can see from the Monday at Muehling’s post, giving them a peek at his wonderfully creative environment full of glass, emotive sculpture and creatures from the natural world.
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