theatrical design

Summary Catalogue of Drawings and Prints Designed for Theater in the Cooper Union Museum


drawings, prints, theater, theatrical design, costume, permanent collection

Theater Designs in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum


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theater, theatrical design, drawings, Architecture, architectural drawings, costumes, permanent collection

19th-Century German Stage Design


These selections of scenic and costume designs from the Deutsches Theatermuseum in Munich serve as an important document of theater production from the German court theaters at Weimar, Berlin, Vienna, Munich, and Bayreuth. This exhibition emphasizes the familiar operatic repertory of von Webern, Mozart, Rossini, and Wagner, as well as designs for dramatic productions by Shakespeare, Goethe, and Schiller. 
Germany, theatrical design, costumes, theater, opera, traveling exhibitions

Designed for Theater


A comprehensive review of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s permanent theater design collection. Among the designs for stage sets, costumes, and curtains are a 1580 print by Andrea Palladio for the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, a two-volume folio of the Paris Opera by Charles Garnier, and works by 20th-century set designers Oliver Smith and Robert O’Hearn.
theater, theatrical design, Architecture, drawings, costumes, permanent collection, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349707

La Nijinska: A Dancer's Legacy


This exhibition traces the career of Bronislava Nijinska, a pioneering choreographer who was influential in the development of ballet as a modernist art form. The exhibition spans her early training at the Russian Imperial Theatrical School with her brother Vaslav Nijinsky and her career with the Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo through to her years in Paris and the United States.
dance, 20th century, modernism, ballet, theatrical design, costumes, exhibitions

Vienna/New York: The Work of Joseph Urban


This retrospective of the Austian-born architect, Joseph Urban, shows the breadth of his work through drawings, photographs, stage set models, and furniture designs. In addition to architectural projects such as the New School for Social Research building and the Hearst Corporation building, both in Manhattan, Urban was commissioned to design many theatrical productions including a dozen Ziegfeld Follies and more than 50 productions for the Metropolitan Opera Company.
Architecture, architectural drawings, theatrical design, furniture design, Joseph Urban, New York City, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349349

Eighteenth-Century Scenic and Architectural Design: Drawings by the Galli Bibiena Family


The Galli Bibiena family dominated theater production in Europe from the late seventeenth to the late eighteenth century. This exhibition showcases the family's architectural and theatrical designs—notably the work of Francesco Galli Bibiena and his son, Giovanni Carlo Galli Bibiena—through drawings, engravings, books, and manuscripts.
Bibiena, theatrical design, Italy, Portugal, Europe, 17th century, 18th century, drawings, prints, books, traveling exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349709

Concerned Theatre Japan: The Graphic Art of Japanese Theatre: 1960-1980


Explore the modern Japanese theater movement as well as the development of Japan's postwar cultural identity through the design of theater posters. This exhibition is co-sponsored by Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the AIGA.
Japan, theater, 20th century, theatrical design, costumes, graphic design, posters, traveling exhibitions