Jakki Godfrey, a contract objects conservator, uses a special solution to remove dirt, grime, and copper corrosion from 210-year-old pillars from the Pierr-Philippe Thomire surtout de table, which is on view for the first time in 30 years. Tablescapes: Designs for Dining is on view at Cooper Hewitt through April, 2019.
Image of a panel discussion at Cooper Hewitt, 4 people from left to right: Emily Orr, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemproary Design at Cooper Hewitt; Brittany Cox, Antiquarian Horologist at Memoria Technica; Lana Sutherland, CEO at Tealeaves;and Albert Shum, CVP of Design at Microsoft.
Sat. June 23, 2018
Celebrate the summer solstice at Cooper Hewitt. 10:00 am–9:00 pm Search for solstice-related objects throughout the museum with our Solstice Scavenger Hunt (all galleries). Soak up some sun while playing Ping Pong in the Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden. No registration required. 2:00–4:00 pm Design a sun spinner! Make a summer solstice-inspired thaumatrope in the Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden. ...