exhibitions

Western European Embroidery


A history of the art and technique of the actual stitches employed in embroidery is displayed and explained in this exhibition of items from the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. The earliest object dates from 1425, and subsequent examples follow the development of needlework to the present time. The greatest number of objects come from monasteries, churches and palaces, and include wall hangings, table covers, samplers, pillow covers, indoor caps (for both men and women), and men’s waistcoats.
embroidery, Europe, textiles, samplers, permanent collection, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349857

In Celebration of Water


This exhibition explores the use of water in architecture, landscapes, and decoration. Among the works on view are designs by Gwathmey Siegel Architects, Lawrence Halprin, Philip Johnson, Charles Moore, Robert Stern, Philip Stone, and the firm Peters, Clayberg and Caulfield. In the Museum's gardens, two water sculptures produce continuous rainbows. Organized and by Richard B. Oliver, Curator of the Architecture and Design Departments, with the assistance of Nancy Ferguson.
water, Architecture, landscape architecture, decorative objects, sculpture, exhibitions

Looking at Los Angeles


An exhibition of the city's design stories, from the Art Deco movement that flourished after World War I to the construction of the Los Angeles Freeway and the painted murals that decorate Mexican-American "barrios."
Los Angeles, 20th century, photographs, exhibitions

Form Follows Film


This photographic exhibition presents a historical survey of stage sets from major film studios. 
film, photographs, stage sets, exhibitions

Crosscurrents: Neoclassical Drawings and Prints from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection


This exhibition features a selection of 135 French, Italian, German, and English drawings and prints of late 18th- and 19th-century architecture, decorative arts, and ornament, accompanied by related objects.
Architecture, ornament, drawings, prints, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349391

Ornament in the Twentieth Century


This exhibition of decorative and emblematic ornament features a diverse assortment of objects, including logos, table settings, Louis Vuitton luggage, Russel Wright armchairs, Lalique glass, Elsa Peretti lipstick, and the Beatles' Rolls Royce Phantom V touring limousine—given to the Museum by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Organized by Richard B. Oliver, Curator of Architecture and Design, with exhibition design by Robin Parkinson.
ornament, automobiles, furniture, logos, accessories, glassware, exhibitions

Artist's Postcards, Series II


Fifty-one original postcard-sized works in a variety of media are on view, by painters, sculptors, photographers, poets, cartoonists, writers, filmmakers, architects, and dancers including Jane Freilicher, John Furnival, Joseph Goldyne, Martha Graham, Dick Higgins, David Hockney, Louis Kahn, Alex Katz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Wayne Thiebaud and Tom Wolfe.
postcards, art, exhibitions

Vienna Moderne 1898—1918


The first major exhibition of Viennese work from this period to be installed anywhere in the United States. Objects on view include furniture, glassware, ceramics, metalwork, textiles, graphic design, and photographs of interiors. Organized by Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery of the University of Houston. Made possible by the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation of Houston and the Austrian Ministry for Science and Research.
vienna, furniture, glassware, ceramics, metalwork, textiles, graphic design, interiors, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349901

The Dream King: Ludwig II of Bavaria


A selection of drawings and gouache designs for Ludwig II's castles and their contents, in addition to articles of furniture, metalwork, and ceramics.  Organized jointly by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
19th century, architectural drawings, interiors, metalwork, ceramics, furniture, exhibitions

Indelible Images: Contemporary Advertising Design


This exhibition features a selection of contemporary magazine advertisements, posters, and television commercials.
advertisement, advertising, graphic design, 20th century, posters, exhibitions

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