Thu. March 11, 2021
2:00pm to 3:30pm
As the collaborative relationship between art and fashion has evolved into near ubiquity over the past 30 years, so have questions around the cultural and commercial impacts of their entwinement. Not only did Willi Smith understand this, he was a pioneering force in this new relationship. .
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Wed. March 17, 2021
1:30pm to 3:00pm
How do designers generate inspiration? Join fashion designer and educator Lesley Ware for a hands-on workshop that explores sourcing materials and ideas for your own mood board. More than just collages, mood boards can inspire everything from websites to books to home interiors. Participants will enhance their design literacy skills and build a network with other participants who are interested in exploring innovative tools to use in their own practices, classrooms, or organizations.  .
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A watercolor and ink image of large-scale florals, in yellow, orange, red, and pink by Zuzek. The flowers are delicately outlined in black pen, and against a black background.
Thu. March 25, 2021
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Discover the designer behind the prints used to create the iconic Lilly Pulitzer look.  Join Susan Brown, Associate Curator of Textiles at Cooper Hewitt, and Li Iordanov Dan, head of creative at  HOUSE OF JUNE™, to celebrate the legacy and work of Suzie Zuzek (1920-2011), whose vibrant prints and patterns for Key West Hand Print Fabrics were instantly recognizable as a part of the Lilly Pulitzer brand.   Inspired by Zuzek’s depiction of Key West flora and fauna, participants will take a closer look at their own interior or exterior environments and explore how they might view them in new ways to develop a new print or pattern.   .
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Sat. April 3, 2021
10:30am to 11:30am
Virtual Morning at the Museum is a Smithsonian program that provides access to a museum for individuals with cognitive and sensory processing disabilities. This program includes an introduction to the design process, exploration of Cooper Hewitt's collection, and some brainstorming activities online. .
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Free, Registration Required