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Cooper-Hewitt Museum Reopens

Title:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum Reopens
Date:
October 7, 1976
Notes:
C/H gives date of opening as Oct. 6, 1976. Torch, 10/1976, gives date as Oct. 7, 1976
Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1977, p. 2
Torch, 10/1976, p. 1-8
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7098, "S. Dillon Ripley Chronology"
Summary:
The Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design and Decorative Arts reopens to the public in New York City with the inaugural exhibition "MAN transFORMS, Aspects of Design." The museum houses one of the world's leading collections of decorative art items, including textiles, glass, ceramics, furniture, and wallpaper. The director, Lisa Taylor, is the first woman to direct a Smithsonian museum. The museum is now located in the Andrew Carnegie Mansion on Fifth Avenue, designed by Babb, Cook and Willard in Georgian Revival style in 1901
Topics:
Art museums, Architecture, Buildings, New Museums, Decorative arts, Exhibit openings, Exhibitions, Firsts, Major Events in Smithsonian History, Women
Subjects:
Taylor, Lisa 1933-1991, Carnegie, Andrew 1835-1919, Carnegie Mansion (New York, N.Y.), Babb, Cook and Willard, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Man transFORMS, Aspects of Design (Exhibition) (1976-1977: Washington, D.C.)
Category:
Chronology of Smithsonian History
Full Record:
http://siris-sihistory.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&source=~!sichronology&uri=full=3100001~!1111~!0#focus

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