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April 11, 2017
As guest curator of the next exhibition in Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s “Selects” series, musician and four-time Grammy Award–winner Esperanza Spalding has lent her creative vision to shed light on the museum’s collection. On view June 9 through Jan. 7, 2018, in the Nancy and Edwin Marks Collection Gallery, “Esperanza Spalding Selects” is the 15th installation in the series in which designers, artists, architects and public figures are invited to examine and interpret the museum’s collection of more than 210,000 objects. For her presentation, Spalding has created thought-provoking juxtapositions among objects to show how material evolves into different forms…
February 1, 2017
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum announced today the launch of its second nationwide competition for high school students. Organized in collaboration with Target, “National High School Design Competition: Good for All” invites students to submit design ideas that improve access to healthy, fresh foods for a community that lacks it. Three finalists will be selected to travel to Boston to meet with mentors from Food + Future, who will assist in finalizing their designs, and to New York for a concluding presentation to the judges. The winning design solution will be announced June 4 and will be featured at Cooper…
COOPER HEWITT TO PRESENT “JEWELED SPLENDORS OF THE ART DECO ERA: THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN COLLECTION”
January 25, 2017
“Jeweled Splendors of the Art Deco Era: The Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection” at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will feature more than 100 extraordinary examples of luxury cigarette and vanity cases, compacts, clocks and other objects. On view in the Carnegie Mansion’s Teak Room from April 7 through Aug. 27, the collection includes exquisite work from the premier jewelry houses of Europe and America—among them Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Lacloche Frères, Boucheron and Bulgari—dating from 1910 to 1938. “A collection with a rich and storied history, these magnificent works represent the foremost craftsmanship of their era,”…
December 14, 2016
GROUNDBREAKING EXHIBITION CO-ORGANIZED BY COOPER HEWITT AND THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART The first major museum exhibition to focus on American taste in design during the exhilarating years of the 1920s, “The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s” will debut this spring at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. Co-organized by Cooper Hewitt and the Cleveland Museum of Art, the exhibition will examine a broad spectrum of design showing the multidimensional aspect of American style in this decade. The galleries will be filled with extraordinary jewelry, fashion, furniture, textiles, tableware, paintings, posters, wallcoverings and architecture, demonstrating…
November 15, 2016
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum today announced the release of its sixth DesignFile e-book, Widows Unveiled: Fashionable Mourning in Late Victorian New York by Rebecca McNamara. Illustrated with images of period costumes, jewelry, accessories, drawings and photographs, Widows Unveiled analyzes mourning etiquette and its accoutrements, interprets the abundant negative stereotypes of widows in visual culture and explains the slow, uneven demise of mourning practices in the 20th century. DesignFile is a line of e-books on design writing and research published by the museum in consortium with academic and institutional partners. McNamara’s Widows Unveiled intends to dispel the assumed frivolity and superficial nature…
November 2, 2016
American television host, actress, writer and entrepreneur Ellen DeGeneres has guest curated the next exhibition in Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s “Selects” series. On view Nov. 11–May 21, 2017, in the Nancy and Edwin Marks Collection Gallery, “Ellen DeGeneres Selects” is the 14th in the ongoing series in which prominent designers, artists and architects are invited to mine and interpret the museum’s collection of more than 210,000 objects. “An avid traveler and sophisticated design collector, Ellen’s selections are inspired by her journeys through Africa, Europe and beyond, and underscore the global reach of the museum’s collection,” said Cooper Hewitt Director…
Featured Image: Installation view of "How Posters Work." Photo by Matt Flynn.