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Members’ Curator Tour | Frederic Church at the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Open to Contributing Members and above. Join us for a special tour of the American 19th century landscape galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art led by Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, Curator, American Wing, and Dr. Gail Davidson, Cooper-Hewitt’s Curator and Head of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department. The tour will highlight the Frederic Church oil sketches on loan from Cooper-Hewitt, and how they illuminate the Met’s permanent Collection.
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Eventbrite - Members’ Curator Tour | Frederic Church at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Members’ Auction Preview | Important Italian Glass at Wright


Open to Design Watch Members and above. Attend a Wright auction preview of Important Italian Glass: The Collection of Dimitri Levas, prior to its May 20 sale. This auction, featuring Dimitri Levas' remarkable Murano glass collection, represents Wright's finest glass sale to date. Other highlights include works by Napoleone Martinuzzi, Fulvio Bianconi, and Carlo Scarpa-whose vase was recently added to Cooper-Hewitt's permanent collection through the Members' Acquisition Fund. Sara Blumberg and Jim Oliviera, specialists in Venetian 20th century glass and consultants and founder-owners of Glass Past; Brent Lewis, Director of Wright New York; and Sarah Coffin, Cooper-Hewitt's Curator and Head of Product Design and Decorative Arts, will facilitate this event.
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Eventbrite - Members’ Auction Preview | Important Italian Glass at Wright

Members' Tour | David Webb Jewelry


Open to Patron and National Design Council members. Join us for a behind-the-scenes event at David Webb with Sarah Coffin, Curator and Head of Product Design and Decorative Arts, and Ruth Peltason, author of David Webb: The Quintessential American Jeweler. This rare visit to the jewelry workshop, where all of the goods are made on the premises, offers an appreciation of the technical mastery associated with the making of Webb jewelry. Enjoy a special viewing of the archives, led by Ruth, showcasing original drawings and production records that continue to direct the efforts of David Webb today.
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Eventbrite - Members' Tour | David Webb Jewelry

Members’ Tour | New York Antiquarian Book Fair


Open to Design Watch Members and above. Join Cooper-Hewitt’s Stephen Van Dyk, Smithsonian Institution Library’s Art Department Head, for a tour of the New York Antiquarian Book Fair. This Fair features more than 200 American and international dealers showcasing a vast selection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts, and ephemera.
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Eventbrite - Members’ Tour | New York Antiquarian Book Fair

Members' Tour | Center for Italian Modern Art


Open to Design Watch Members and above. Join us for a private tour of the new Center for Italian Modern Art and viewing of the inaugural exhibition featuring work of the Futurist artist and designer, Fortunato Depero (1892–1960).
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Eventbrite - Members' Tour | Center for Italian Modern Art

Members' Tour | The Armory Show


Open to Design Watch Members and above. Attend a special tour of The Armory Show, a leading international contemporary and modern art fair dedicated to showcasing the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Eventbrite - Members' Tour | The Armory Show 2014

Members’ Tour | Cooper-Hewitt National Design Library


Open to Design Watch Members and above. Cooper-Hewitt's National Design Library, formerly housed in the Carnegie Mansion, inhabits a beautifully renovated space in the Museum's main administrative buildings at 9 East 90th Street. Join Stephen Van Dyk, Smithsonian Institution Library’s Art Department Head, for this special tour highlighting works from its collection that includes 80,000 volumes, 4,500 trade catalogues, several picture collections, and approximately 1,700 pop-up books.
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Eventbrite - Members’ Tour | Cooper-Hewitt National Design Library

Members' Gallery Tour: Hechizoo: Voyages/Explorations


Open to Design Watch Members and above. Join Cristina Grajales for a tour of Voyages/Explorations, a second solo exhibition of work by Hechizoo in the United States. This exhibition transforms the gallery space into the Amazon, bringing its flora and fauna indoors through the use of hand-made textiles. Hechizoo’s work is in Cooper-Hewitt’s permanent collection.
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Eventbrite - Members' Gallery Tour: Hechizoo: Voyages/Explorations