Verbal Description and Touch Tour of Mr. Pergolesi’s Curious Things: Ornament in 18th-Century Britain
Join us for a hands-on exploration of the work of 18th–century designer and printmaker Michel Angelo Pergolesi, featured in the exhibition, Mr. Pergolesi’s Curious Things: Ornament in 18th-Century Britain. Cooper Hewitt educators and Accessibility & Inclusion Manager Kirsten Sweeney will lead a participatory discussion of several objects in the exhibition, including rich verbal descriptions and tactile interactions.
- Location: This program will take place in person on the first floor of Cooper Hewitt (2 East 91st Street, New York, NY). This area of the museum is fully wheelchair accessible. Read more about accessibility at Cooper Hewitt.
- What to Expect: This program will feature a participatory discussion of several objects in the exhibition, including rich verbal descriptions of each object. Participants will be able to touch some objects or object replicas. This tour involves moving through the gallery space and standing to view objects; wheelchairs and portable stools are available for those who can’t walk or stand for long periods of time.
- Accommodations: This program is designed for blind and low vision audiences and will feature verbal description of and tactile interaction with objects.
- For general questions and requests for additional accessibility services or accommodations to support your participation in this program, please email us at CHEducation@si.edu 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
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About national Design week
National Design Week celebrates the power of design in our everyday world. Launched in 2006, National Design Week is held in conjunction with the National Design Awards. From October 17–23, 2022, Cooper Hewitt’s galleries will be free to enter, and programs will welcome all to engage with design. Visit www.cooperhewitt.org/ndw for a complete listing of programs. Your support helps connect students and lifelong learners everywhere with today’s foremost designers, during National Design Week and throughout the year. Show your support today!
The National Design Awards are made possible with major support from
Major support is also provided by Helen and Edward Hintz and Shelby and Frederick Gans. Generous support is provided by Alexandra and Paul Herzan, Crystal and Chris Sacca, and Lisa Roberts and David Seltzer.
Additional support is provided by Agnes Gund, Amita and Purnendu Chatterjee, Esme Usdan and James Snyder, Jon C. Iwata, Keith Yamashita, Kim and Mac Schuessler, Margery and Edgar Masinter, Richard M. Smith and Dr. Soon-Young Yoon, and Cooper Hewitt’s Board of Trustees.
National Design Week programs are made possible with major support from
Generous support is provided by The Hirsch Family Foundation and The Pinkerton Foundation.