Talks

05/03
Wednesday
Wed. May 3, 2017
6:30pm to 8:00pm
In conjunction with The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s, a Design Talk with fashion historians Caroline Milbank and Jan Reeder on the revolutionary fashion trends that marked the era, with special emphasis on style in New York and the influence of Paris.   Find out about Cooper Hewitt’s accessibility services.   The Jazz Age:... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
05/08
Monday
Mon. May 8, 2017
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Over afternoon tea, enjoy an insiders’ perspective of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s. Join the exhibition’s curators Sarah D. Coffin and Emily M. Orr, who will be in conversation with design historian Pauline Metcalf about the pioneering role of American women in the era’s new profession of interior design. Many innovations of the... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
05/09
Tuesday
Tue. May 9, 2017
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Marguerita Mergentime designed vibrant printed fabrics that enlivened 1930s American households with color, humor, and entertainment. A member of the influential American Union of Decorative Artists and Craftsmen, Mergentime worked alongside designers Donald Deskey, Russel Wright, and architect Frederick Kiesler. In the recently published Marguerita Mergentime: American Textiles, Modern Ideas, Virginia Bayer, granddaughter of Mergentime, Linda Florio, graphic... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, New York
05/15
Monday
Mon. May 15, 2017
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Christine Germain-Donnat, Director of the Department of Heritage and Collections for the Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory, will be the featured speaker for our seventh Design by Hand series. Founded in 1740 at Vincennes under the patronage of Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour, the factory moved to Sèvres in 1756 where it has remained as the... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
05/16
Tuesday
Tue. May 16, 2017
6:00pm to 8:00pm
A painter from the celebrated Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory will introduce participants through a hands-on workshop to the traditions of French painted porcelain. Inspired by decorative motifs developed by Sèvres designers in the 18th century, participants will experiment with pigments and techniques to explore design, textures, and color and develop their own sensibility and style. Founded... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
05/18
Thursday
Thu. May 18, 2017
6:00pm to 8:00pm
In 1920s New York, Harlem was the undisputed center of the jazz world. This tour connects the themes of The Jazz Age: American Style of the 1920s to the built environment of this historic neighborhood. Starting at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, historian John Reddick will lead attendees through the streets of Harlem, with... .
Event Address:
Ground Floor, 58 W 129th St, New York, NY 10027
05/24
Wednesday
Wed. May 24, 2017
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Celebrated jazz musician and composer Victor Goines will expand on key aesthetic and cultural themes of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s to explore the innovative and evolving forms of jazz during the decade. Goines will also perform original compositions inspired by objects in the exhibition. Garden  Reception and Exhibition Viewing: 6:30 p.m.... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
06/20
Tuesday
Tue. June 20, 2017
6:00pm to 8:00pm
In 1920s New York, Harlem was the undisputed center of the jazz world. This tour connects the themes of The Jazz Age: American Style of the 1920s to the built environment of this historic neighborhood. Starting at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, historian John Reddick will lead attendees through the streets of Harlem, with... .
Event Address:
Ground Floor, 58 W 129th St, New York, NY 10027