11/28
Wednesday
Wed. November 28, 2018
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Explore the history of paper marbling and create your own unique design using the ancient Japanese suminagashi technique of floating ink on water. The workshop will be led by Calico Wallpaper, the Brooklyn-based design firm for custom wall coverings and textiles. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91 Street
New York, NY
10128
 
Morse Historic Design Lecture with Ulrich Leben. Image of ornate french interior space with intricate gilded chandelier. Scroll down for additional program information.
11/29
Thursday
Thu. November 29, 2018
6:30pm to 8:00pm
A Grand Statement: The Surtout de Table and French Empire Style during the Napoleonic Era The extraordinary surtout de table in the collection of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and currently on view in Tablescapes: Designs for Dining, once belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte’s stepson, Prince Eugène de Beauharnais. Created by the prominent French sculptor and... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, New York
 
12/01
Saturday
Sat. December 1, 2018
9:00am to 10:30am
Participants will design a light fixture prototype. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E. 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Free, Non-Ticketed Event
 
12/04
Tuesday
Tue. December 4, 2018
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Join Cooper Hewitt and the Art Deco Society of New York for an evening with design historian Marilyn F. Friedman exploring her recent publication Making America Modern: Interior Design in the 1930s. Through archival images and detailed descriptions, Friedman examines the development of modernism in United States interior design highlighting the work of 50 prominent designers and architects including such luminaries as Donald Deskey, Gilbert Rohde, Joseph Urban, Eleanor LeMaire, Kem Weber. Making America Modern draws attention to the breadth of design during this period, the focus on a practical simplicity, and how this history impacts America today. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
 
Dining and diplomacy public program. Image of gilded bronze table centerpiece featuring ornate candelabra and mirrored base. Scroll down for additional program information.
12/11
Tuesday
Tue. December 11, 2018
6:30pm to 8:30pm
This lecture will show how the Surtout de Table is part of culinary history that starts with sixteenth and seventeenth century banquets and the surtouts, often designed by architects, that served as display on tables of that period . The Napoleonic era extended this tradition with neo-classical design elements, new culinary masterpieces and superstar chefs all of which served to woo supporters and impress ambassadors and heads of state.  Eugene de Beauharnais, Napoleon's stepson often served as host for these lavish diplomatic and social events on behalf of Napoleon, giving added meaning to this surtout which has a provenance to his furnishings. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
 
12/15
Saturday
Sat. December 15, 2018
11:00am to 3:00pm
Design a three-dimensional quilt representing the diverse life of New York City. Workshops are geared toward kids ages 5 through 12. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Free, Non-Ticketed Event
 
12/19
Wednesday
Wed. December 19, 2018
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Join Rafael Viñoly Architects in a hands-on workshop that explores the experiences and activities of everyday living and how this translates into an approach for designing site, structure, building envelope and interior space. Consideration of daylight, views and organizing of functions will also be encouraged.  .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91 Street
New York, NY
10128
 
12/24
Monday
Mon. December 24, 2018
11:00am to 3:00pm
Held during most school holidays, our intergenerational programs are facilitated by a museum educator. Join us for free design activities, storytelling, and gallery bingo on the Ground Floor. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Free, Non-Ticketed Event
 
12/26
Wednesday
Wed. December 26, 2018
11:00am to 3:00pm
Held during most school holidays, our intergenerational programs are facilitated by a museum educator. Join us for free design activities, storytelling, and gallery bingo on the Ground Floor. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Free, Non-Ticketed Event
 
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