Rebeca Méndez Selects
On view October 5, 2018 through JuNE 16, 2019
The 17th installation in the series that invites designers, artists, writers, and cultural figures to explore and respond to the permanent collection. The 2012 National Design Award winner for Communication Design, Méndez draws connections across the diverse collections of Cooper Hewitt, the National Museum of Natural History, and the Smithsonian Libraries to explore how culture, design, technology, and the natural world have converged.
Tablescapes: Designs for Dining
On view October 5, 2018 through April 14, 2019
Three distinct table settings from different time periods illuminate how design transforms the ritual of communal dining in response to cultural and social changes.