Columns in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

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The Carnegie Mansion

This exhibition of original architectural drawings, prints, and photographs traces the development of the Carnegie Mansion from its initial design and construction through later renovations.
Carnegie mansion, Architecture, architectural drawings, prints, photographs, exhibitions

Winslow Homer

This exhibition features drawings, sketches, paintings, and prints by Winslow Homer, selected from the Museum's collection. In addition to early works depicting seaside and country life, there are several charcoal sketches of Civil War soldiers in the battlefields, drawn when Homer served as an illustrator for Harper's Weekly.
Winslow Homer, paintings, drawings, sketches, prints, permanent collection, exhibitions

More Than Meets the Eye

A comprehensive history of the Cooper-Hewitt collection. The 400 objects on display span several centuries and include textiles, drawings, prints, decorative objects, furniture, cutlery, and wallcoverings. Organized by Elaine Evans Dee, Dorothy Twining Globus, Gillian Moss, Christian Rohlfing and Milton Sonday. Funded by a grant from the New York State Council of the Arts.
permanent collection, textiles, drawings, prints, decorative objects, furniture, wallcoverings, exhibitions

Look Again

When the Hewitt sisters—Peter Cooper’s granddaughters—founded this museum in 1877, their hope was to make its design collections available for education and inspiration. This exhibition showcases nearly 500 new items from the permanent collection, including wallpaper, pottery, furniture, drawings, prints, jewelry, oil paintings, and decorative objects.  Sponsored in part by the New York State Council on the Arts.
wallpaper, pottery, furniture, drawings, prints, jewelry, oil paintings, decorative objects, permanent collection, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349835

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.
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This exhibition traces the development of copy machine art created by artists and designers. Over 250 works are on display, including prints, limited edition books, graphics, textiles, animation, and three-dimensional objects. A particular highlight is the Xerox 6500 color copier staffed by trained operators and artists who are available to provide demonstrations.
prints, books, graphic design, textiles, animation, copy, technology, exhibitions

The Column: Structure and Ornament

Columns are shown in drawings, prints, rare books, photographs, wallpapers, textiles, and decorative objects from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s permanent collection. Tuscan, Ionic, Doric, and Corinthian columns have been used by architects for structural support as well as decoration through the ages, dating to the fourth century B.C. Napoleon’s column in the Place Vendôme, Nelson’s column in Trafalger Square in London, and contemporary uses of this structure are included in the exhibition.
columns, Architecture, drawings, prints, rare books, wallpaper, textiles, decorative arts, permanent collection, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350415

Fashion Prints: 125 Years of Style

The majority of the prints on exhibition were originally assembled by Vyvyan Holland, Oscar Wilde’s son and subsequently housed in the Museum's collection. The prints, which collectively present a survey of 19th- and early 20th-century fashion for men, women, and children, provide a fascinating glimpse into what was considered “proper” attire for all occasions. 
fashion, prints, exhibitions

Urban Documents: Twentieth-Century American Prints

An exhibition of American prints reflecting and responding to the Industrial Revolution and life in the city—from Joseph Pennell’s 1908 etching of the steelworks in Bessemer, Pennsylvania to a 1983 etching by Lynn Shaler. John Sloan, Martin Lewis, Reginald Marsh, Gerald Geerlings, Richard Haas, and Michael Knigin are among the artists shown.
prints, etchings, American, 20th century, urban, exhibitions