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Accession 10-061

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Exhibitions

Exhibition Records, 1980-2006

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Exhibitions
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1980-2006
Quantity: 10.56 cu. ft. (24 blueprint storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 10-061
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of drawings documenting the design of exhibitions at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Exhibitions documented in this accession include "Huguenot Legacy: English Silver, 1680-1760;" "Avant-Garde Letterhead;" "Lace;" "What Could Have Been: Unbuilt Architecture of the 80s;" "Solos: Smartwrap;" "Faberge: Jeweler to Royalty;" "Art Nouveau Bing: The Paris Style 1900;" "Mechanical Brides: Women and Machines from Home to Office;" "Puppets: Art and Entertainment;" "Russel Wright: Creating American Lifestyle;" "Fashion in Colors;" "New Hotels for Global Nomads;" "Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum: Furnishing the Modern Era;" "Photography and Architecture: 1839-1939;" "Mixing Messages: Graphic Design in Contemporary Culture;" "Arches for Galveston;" "Milestones: 50 Years of Goods and Services;" "Under the Sun: An Outdoor Exhibition of Light;" "Opening Our Doors: Selections from the Design Resource Center;" " Walter Crane: Design for Children;" "Josef and Anni Albers: Designs for Living;" "Intimate World of Alexander Calder;" "Turned Wood Bowls;" "Henry Dreyfuss Directing Design: The Industrial Designer and His Work, 1929-1972;" "Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005;" "Shock of the Old: Christopher Dresser;" "National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now;" "National Design Triennial: Design Culture Now;" "Rooms with a View: Landscape and Wallpaper;" "Aluminum by Design: From Jewelry to Jets;" "Field for Dreams: An Eighteenth Century Bedcover;" "Louis Sullivan: The Function of Ornament;" "Good Offices and Beyond;" "Czech Cubism: Architecture and Design;" "Work of Charles and Ray Eames: A Legacy of Invention;" "Triumph of Simplicity: 350 Years of Swedish Silver;" "Scandinavian Modern 1880-1980;" "Vienna/New York: The Work of Joseph Urban, 1872-1933;" "American Enterprise: Nineteenth Century Patent Models;" "Jewelry: A Selection from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection;" "Recollections: A Decade of Collecting;" "Opulent Eye of Alexander Girard;" "Packaging the New: Design and the American Consumer;" "American Picture Palaces;" "Skin: Surface, Substance, and Design;" "Power of Maps;" "Color Light Surface: Recent Textiles;" "Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource;" "Design ? Art: Functional Objects from Donald Judd to Rachel Whiteread;" "Erich Mendelsohn: 1887-1953;" "Views of Rome: Drawings and Watercolors from the Collection of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana;" "Bon Voyage! Designs for Travel;" "Hawaii: The Royal Isles;" "Modern Spirit: Glass from Finland;" "Flora Danica and the Heritage of Danish Porcelain;" "Doghouse;" "Robert Adam and Kedleston Hall;" "The Jacquard Loom: Recent Experiments;" "Unlimited By Design;" "Gardens of Delight;" "Resorts of the Catskills;" "Hair;" "City Dwellings and Country Houses: Robert Adam and His Style;" "Canes and Walking Sticks;" "Fancy Fronts: Gentlemen's Waistcoats in the Eighteenth Century;" "Chicago Furniture: Art, Craft and Industry;" "Courts and Colonies: The William and Mary Style in Holland, England, and America;" "Wine: Celebration and Ceremony;" "Golden Eye: An International Tribute to the Artisans of India;" "Memphis/Milano;" "Immovable Objects: Urban Open Spaces;" "Paris Opera on Stage: Designs, Costumes, Jewels;" "Glass of the Avant-Garde: From Vienna Secession to Bauhaus;" "L'Art de Vivre: Decorative Arts and Design in France 1789-1989;" "Writing and Reading;" "Berlin 1900-1933: Architecture and Design;" "Hollywood: Legend and Reality;" "Toys from the Nuremburg Spielzug Museum;" "Art that is Life: The Arts and Crafts Movement in America;" "Frank Lloyd Wright and the Johnson Wax Building: Creating a Corporate Cathedral;" and "Arquitectonica: The Times Square Project." Some materials document non-exhibition renovation projects. Materials include floor plans, concept drawings, elevations, details, and related materials.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of drawings documenting the design of exhibitions at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Exhibitions documented in this accession include "Huguenot Legacy: English Silver, 1680-1760;" "Avant-Garde Letterhead;" "Lace;" "What Could Have Been: Unbuilt Architecture of the 80s;" "Solos: Smartwrap;" "Faberge: Jeweler to Royalty;" "Art Nouveau Bing: The Paris Style 1900;" "Mechanical Brides: Women and Machines from Home to Office;" "Puppets: Art and Entertainment;" "Russel Wright: Creating American Lifestyle;" "Fashion in Colors;" "New Hotels for Global Nomads;" "Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum: Furnishing the Modern Era;" "Photography and Architecture: 1839-1939;" "Mixing Messages: Graphic Design in Contemporary Culture;" "Arches for Galveston;" "Milestones: 50 Years of Goods and Services;" "Under the Sun: An Outdoor Exhibition of Light;" "Opening Our Doors: Selections from the Design Resource Center;" " Walter Crane: Design for Children;" "Josef and Anni Albers: Designs for Living;" "Intimate World of Alexander Calder;" "Turned Wood Bowls;" "Henry Dreyfuss Directing Design: The Industrial Designer and His Work, 1929-1972;" "Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005;" "Shock of the Old: Christopher Dresser;" "National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now;" "National Design Triennial: Design Culture Now;" "Rooms with a View: Landscape and Wallpaper;" "Aluminum by Design: From Jewelry to Jets;" "Field for Dreams: An Eighteenth Century Bedcover;" "Louis Sullivan: The Function of Ornament;" "Good Offices and Beyond;" "Czech Cubism: Architecture and Design;" "Work of Charles and Ray Eames: A Legacy of Invention;" "Triumph of Simplicity: 350 Years of Swedish Silver;" "Scandinavian Modern 1880-1980;" "Vienna/New York: The Work of Joseph Urban, 1872-1933;" "American Enterprise: Nineteenth Century Patent Models;" "Jewelry: A Selection from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection;" "Recollections: A Decade of Collecting;" "Opulent Eye of Alexander Girard;" "Packaging the New: Design and the American Consumer;" "American Picture Palaces;" "Skin: Surface, Substance, and Design;" "Power of Maps;" "Color Light Surface: Recent Textiles;" "Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource;" "Design = Art: Functional Objects from Donald Judd to Rachel Whiteread;" "Erich Mendelsohn: 1887-1953;" "Views of Rome: Drawings and Watercolors from the Collection of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana;" "Bon Voyage! Designs for Travel;" "Hawaii: The Royal Isles;" "Modern Spirit: Glass from Finland;" "Flora Danica and the Heritage of Danish Porcelain;" "Doghouse;" "Robert Adam and Kedleston Hall;" "The Jacquard Loom: Recent Experiments;" "Unlimited By Design;" "Gardens of Delight;" "Resorts of the Catskills;" "Hair;" "City Dwellings and Country Houses: Robert Adam and His Style;" "Canes and Walking Sticks;" "Fancy Fronts: Gentlemen's Waistcoats in the Eighteenth Century;" "Chicago Furniture: Art, Craft and Industry;" "Courts and Colonies: The William and Mary Style in Holland, England, and America;" "Wine: Celebration and Ceremony;" "Golden Eye: An International Tribute to the Artisans of India;" "Memphis/Milano;" "Immovable Objects: Urban Open Spaces;" "Paris Opera on Stage: Designs, Costumes, Jewels;" "Glass of the Avant-Garde: From Vienna Secession to Bauhaus;" "L'Art de Vivre: Decorative Arts and Design in France 1789-1989;" "Writing and Reading;" "Berlin 1900-1933: Architecture and Design;" "Hollywood: Legend and Reality;" "Toys from the Nuremburg Spielzug Museum;" "Art that is Life: The Arts and Crafts Movement in America;" "Frank Lloyd Wright and the Johnson Wax Building: Creating a Corporate Cathedral;" and "Arquitectonica: The Times Square Project." Some materials document non-exhibition renovation projects. Materials include floor plans, concept drawings, elevations, details, and related materials.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-061, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Exhibitions, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

The Huguenot Legacy: English Silver 1680-1760 from the Alan and Simone Hartman Collection - 1999

Box 1 of 24

The Avant-Garde Letterhead (at American Institute of Graphic Arts) - 1996

Box 1 of 24

Lace - 1982

Box 1 of 24

What Could Have Been: Unbuilt Architecture of the 80s - 1988

Box 1 of 24

Solos: SmartWrap - 2003

Box 1 of 24

Box 2

Faberge: Jeweler to Royalty - 1983

Box 2 of 24

Art Nouveau Bing: The Paris Style, 1900 - 1987 (2 rolls)

Box 2 of 24

Box 3

Mechanical Brides: Women and Machines from Home to Office - 1993-1994

Box 3 of 24

Puppets: Art and Entertainment - 1981-1982

Box 3 of 24

Russel White: Creating American Lifestyle - 2001-2002

Box 3 of 24

Box 4

Fashion in Colors - 2005-2006

Box 4 of 24

New Hotels for Global Nomads - 2002-2003

Box 4 of 24

Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum - 2000-2001

Box 4 of 24

Photography and Architecture, 1839-1939 - 1983

Box 4 of 24

Box 5

Mixing Messages: Graphic Design in Contemporary Culture - 1996-1997

Box 5 of 24

Arches for Galveston - 1987-1988

Box 5 of 24

Milestones: 50 Years of Goods and Services - 1986-1987

Box 5 of 24

New Hotels for Global Nomads -2002-2003

Box 5 of 24

Box 6

Under the Sun: An Outdoor Exhibition of Light - 1998

Box 6 of 24

Opening Our Doors: Selections from the Design Resource Center -1998

Box 6 of 24

Walter Crane: Children's Book Illustrations - 1993

Box 6 of 24

Box 7

Josef and Anni Albers: Designs for Living - 2004-2005

Box 7 of 24

The Intimate World of Alexander Calder - 1989

Box 7 of 24

Turned Wood Bowls - 1989

Box 7 of 24

Henry Dreyfuss Directing Design: The Industrial Designer and His Work, 1929-1972 - 1997

Box 7 of 24

Box 8

Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005 - 2006

Box 8 of 24

Shock of the Old: Christopher Dresser - 2004

Box 8 of 24

National Design Triennial: Design Culture Now - 2000

Box 8 of 24

Rooms with a View: Landscape and Wallpaper - 2001

Box 8 of 24

Aluminum by Design: Jewelry to Jets - 2001

Box 8 of 24

Box 9

National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now - 2003-2004

Box 9 of 24

Field for Dreams: An Eighteenth Century Bedcover - 1995

Box 9 of 24

Aluminum by Design: Jewelry to Jets - 2001

Box 9 of 24

Box 10

Louis Sullivan: The Function of Ornament - 1987

Box 10 of 24

Good Offices and Beyond - 1994-1995

Box 10 of 24

Czech Cubism: Architecture and Design -1993

Box 10 of 24

The Work of Charles and Ray Eames: A Legacy of Invention - 1999-2000

Box 10 of 24

Box 11

The Triumph of Simplicity: 350 Years of Swedish Silver - 1988

Box 11 of 24

Scandinavian Modern, 1880-1980 - 1982-1983

Box 11 of 24

Vienna/New York: The Work of Joseph Urban, 1872-1933 - 1987

Box 11 of 24

American Expertise: Nineteenth Century Patent Models - 1984

Box 11 of 24

Jewelry: A Selection from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection - 1989-1990

Box 11 of 24

Recollections: A Decade of Collecting - 1986-1987

Box 11 of 24

The Opulent Eye of Alexander Girard - 2000-2001

Box 11 of 24

Box 12

Shock of the Old: Christopher Dresser - 2004

Box 12 of 24

Packaging the New - 1993

Box 12 of 24

American Picture Palaces - 1982-1983

Box 12 of 24

Skin: Surface, Substance, and Design - 2002

Box 12 of 24

Box 13

The Power of Maps - 1992-1993

Box 13 of 24

Color Light Surface: Recent Textiles - 1990

Box 13 of 24

The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource - 1991-1992

Box 13 of 24

Design = Art: Functional Object from Donald Judd to Rachel Whiteread - 2004-2005

Box 13 of 24

Desk of the Future - 1993

Box 13 of 24

Box 14

Smithsonian - 1979-1980

Box 14 of 24

Erich Mendelsohn: 1887-1953 - 1988-1989

Box 14 of 24

Views of Rome: Drawings and Watercolors from the Collection of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana - 1989

Box 14 of 24

Bon Voyage! Designs for Travel - 1986

Box 14 of 24

Box 15

Hawaii : The Royal Isles - 1982

Box 15 of 24

The Modern Spirit: Glass from Finland - 1985-1986

Box 15 of 24

Flora Danica and Heritage of Danish Porcelain - 1990

Box 15 of 24

The Doghouse - 1990

Box 15 of 24

Robert Adam and Kendleston Hall - 1987

Box 15 of 24

The Jacquard Loom: Recent Experiments - 1982

Box 15 of 24

Unlimited by Design - 1998-1999

Box 15 of 24

Gardens of Delight - 1981

Box 15 of 24

Resorts of the Catskills/Hair - 1980

Box 15 of 24

City Dwellings and Country Houses: Robert Adam and His Style - 1982

Box 15 of 24

Canes and Walking Sticks - 1983

Box 15 of 24

Fancy Fronts: Gentlemen's Waistcoats in the Eighteenth Century - 1993

Box 15 of 24

Chicago Furniture: Art, Craft, and Industry, 1833-1983 - 1985

Box 15 of 24

Modifications for Director's Restroom - 1983

Box 15 of 24

Box 16

Courts and Colonies: The William and Mary Style in Holland, England, and America - 1988-1989

Box 16 of 24

Wine: Celebration and Ceremony - 1985

Box 16 of 24

Box 17

Golden Eye: An International Tribute to the Artisans of India - 1985-1986

Box 17 of 24

Decorative Arts Gallery Cases - 1984

Box 17 of 24

Design Gallery Renovations - 1987

Box 17 of 24

Box 18

Memphis/Milano - 1986

Box 18 of 24

Immoveable Objects: Urban Open Spaces - 1979

Box 18 of 24

Paris Opera on Stages: Designs, Costumes, Jewels - 1988

Box 18 of 24

Box 19

Czech Cubism: Architecture and Design - 1993

Box 19 of 24

Glass of the Avant-Garde: From Vienna Secession to Bauhaus - 2001-2002

Box 19 of 24

Museum Shop - 1980

Box 19 of 24

Museum Shop Shelves - 1980

Box 19 of 24

L'Art De Vivre: Decorative Arts and Design in Face, 1789-1989 - 1989

Box 19 of 24

Writing and Reading - 1981-1982

Box 19 of 24

Box 20

Reno - 1980

Box 20 of 24

Berlin 1900 - 1933: Architecture and Design - 1986-1987

Box 20 of 24

Hollywood: Legend and Reality - 1986

Box 20 of 24

Box 21

Toys from the Nuremberg Spielzug Museum - 1986

Box 21 of 24

National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now - 2003-2004

Box 21 of 24

The Art That Is Life: The Arts and Crafts Movement in America - 1988

Box 21 of 24

Lower Hallway Seating - 1983

Box 21 of 24

Box 22

Skin: Surface, Substance, and Design - 2002

Box 22 of 24

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Johnson Wax Building: Creating a Corporate Cathedral - 1987

Box 22 of 24

Box 23

Arquitectonica: The Times Square Project - 1998

Box 23 of 24

Picture Library

Box 23 of 24

Box 24

General Exhibit Spaces - 1999

Box 24 of 24