Cooper Hewitt / Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum 2 East 91st St, New York, NY

Hailed in his lifetime as “the poster king,” E. McKnight Kauffer (American, 1890–1954) believed that the street was an art gallery for the people. Explore the largest-ever retrospective to examine the designer’s impact and legacy across media. Organized chronologically in 10 sections, the exhibition traces Kauffer’s career from his beginnings as a painter to his […]

Cooper Hewitt / Nature by Design: Botanical Expressions

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum 2 East 91st St, New York, NY

Interpretations of botanical forms wind their way through the decorative arts of the late 18th through the early 20th centuries. Botanical Expressions focuses on key figures—Christopher Dresser, Emile Gallé, William Morris, and Louis Comfort Tiffany—whose knowledge of the natural sciences and personal practices of gardening enriched their creative output as designers. A timeline of objects reflects […]

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Cooper Hewitt Design Workshop and Talk at Industry City

Industry City 238 36th St, Brooklyn, NY

In celebration of the NYCxDESIGN Festival, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will host a special day of programming at Brooklyn's Industry City. Gain exposure to design and the design process in these highly interactive sessions. No prior experience with design is needed to participate. 12:00-2:00 P.M. | ON DISPLAY What would you display in a […]