craftsmanship

Embroidery Through the Ages


The artistry and craftsmanship of embroidery from the 14th century through the 20th century is on display in this exhibition, with a focus on Western Europe. Works range from liturgical vestments, wallhangings, and linens embroidered by nuns to garments by modern designers such as Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, and Cristóbal Balenciaga.  Organized by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. 
embroidery, Europe, craftsmanship, handicrafts, needlework, fabrics, wallhangings, fashion, accessories, traveling exhibtions

The Cooper-Hewitt Collection: Furniture


This exhibition showcases furniture from the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Examples range from 17th-century England and 18th-century designs by Michelangelo Pergolesi to 20th-century pieces by Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Eames, and Marcel Breuer.
furniture design, furniture, craftsmanship, exhibitions, permanent collection, ch:exhibition=35349929

The Art that is Life: The Arts & Crafts Movement in America, 1875-1920


This exhibition explores the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement on American life at the turn-of-the-century. The movement's philosophy is represented through the craftsmanship of stained glass, silver, textiles, ceramics, furniture, architectural drawings, costumes, jewelry, embroidery, and illustrated books. Works of John LaFarge, Gustav Stickley, Charles Sumner and Henry Mather Greene, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Arthur and Lucia Mathews, and Frank Lloyd Wright are on view.
Arts and Crafts, 19th century, 20th century, craftsmanship, stained glass, silver, textiles, ceramics, furniture, architectural drawings, costumes, jewelry, embroidery, books, John LaFarge, Gustav Stickley, Charles Sumner Greene, Henry Mather Greene, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Arthur and Lucia Mathews, Frank Lloyd Wright, traveling exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350143

Polished Perfection: The Art of Turned-Wood Bowls, the Edward Jacobson Collection


This exhibition features 84 works by 21 contemporary North American craftsmen and four early American settlers, all of whom work in turned-wood. The lathe has been used by craftsmen to hew blocks of wood into functional and decorative objects for thousands of years. In the 20th century, when mechanized mass-production replaced the hand lathe, the craftsmen who persisted in turning were able to more freely explore their own aesthetic. Works on view include those by Del Stubbs, Ed Moulthrop, James Prestini, Melvin Lindquist, and Ronald Kent, among others. 
wood, craftsmanship, hand-crafted, artisans, lathe, traveling exhibitions

Quicktake: Doshi Levien for Moroso


This summer, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will present Quicktake: Doshi Levien for Moroso, a special installation in the museum's Great Hall showcasing the designers' new "Charpoy" collection of daybeds and pillows for Moroso.
Doshi Levien, Nipa Doshi, Jonathan Levien, Quicktake, exhibitions, Installations, India, furniture design, textiles, craftsmanship, handicrafts, sewing, artisans

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