Mr. Pergolesi’s curious things: ornament in 18th-century britain  CURATOR Tour

In this guided exhibition tour you will encounter fanciful drawings and prints by Michel Angelo Pergolesi, an Italian-born artist whose professional specialty, in his words, was “the ornaments of the ancients.” Tour led by Julia Siemon, Assistant Curator of Paintings, J. Paul Getty Museum.


  • Location: This program will take place in person at Cooper Hewitt (2 East 91st Street, New York, NY). The areas covered are fully wheelchair accessible. The tour will begin in the Great Hall located on the first floor of the museum, before proceeding to the Designing Peace exhibition, located on the third floor. Read more about accessibility at Cooper Hewitt.
  • What to Expect: The tour involves moving through gallery spaces and standing to view exhibition objects; wheelchairs and portable stools are available for those who can’t walk or stand for long periods of time. 
  • Accommodations: For general questions, or if we can provide additional accessibility services or accommodations to support your participation in this program, please email us at or let us know when registering. Please make your accommodation request as far in advance as possible—preferably at least one week before the program date when possible.

Health & Safety Measures

Please visit Cooper Hewitt’s Plan Your Visit page for up-to-date information on health and safety guidelines.