Exhibition Records,
circa 1985-2008

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 09-175
Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Dates:
circa 1985-2008
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
23.85 cu. ft. (21 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes) (2 tall document boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records documenting research, planning, design, execution, and installation of exhibitions during the tenure of David Revere McFadden, Curator, 1978-1993; Deborah Shinn, Curator-in-Charge, 1995-1996, and Assistant Curator, 1997-2002; and Sarah Coffin, Curator, 2004- . Exhibitions documented in this accession include "Opulent Eye of Alexander Girard;" "Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum: Furnishing the Modern Era;" "Aluminum By Design: From Jewelry to Jets;" "Rooms with a View: Landscape and Wallpaper;" "Glass of the Avant-Garde: From Vienna Secession to Bauhaus;" "Skin: Surface, Substance, and Design;" "Nancy and Edwin Marks Collection Gallery: Treasures from the Collection;" "IDEO Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection;" "Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008;" "Object Lessons, 43rd Annual Winter Antiques Show;" "Shock of the Old: Christopher Dresser;" "National Design Triennial: Design Culture Now;" "National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now;" "Design for Life: A Centennial Celebration;" "Good Offices and Beyond;" "Jewels of Lalique;" "Body Language: Jewelry and Accessories at the National Design Museum;" "Jewelry of Tone Vigeland;" "Huguenot Legacy: English Silver, 1680-1760;" "Graphic Design in the Mechanical Age: Selections from the Merrill T. Berman Collection;" "Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries;" "Russel Wright: Creating American Lifestyle;" "New Hotels for Global Nomads;" "Faster, Cheaper, Newer, More: Revolutions of 1848;" "Hella Jongerius Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection;" "Excavating Design: Eighteenth Century Drawings and Prints from the Permanent Collection;" "Royal Gift: The 1826 Porcelain Jewel Cabinet;" "Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource;" and "Structure of Style: Dutch Modernism in the Applied Arts 1880-1930" as well as many proposed exhibitions. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, label texts, promotional materials, clippings, installation photographs, checklists, object photographs, notes, research materials, product samples, brochures, pamphlets, publications, audiocassettes, illustrations, architectural drawings, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-175, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Product Design and Decorative Arts Department, Exhibition Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024. Boxes 3-4, 6-8, and 22-23 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid. Transferring office; 10/4/1994 memorandum, Kirby to Watkins; Contact reference staff for details.

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McFadden, David Revere Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shinn, Deborah Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coffin, Sarah Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Opulent Eye of Alexander Girard (Exhibition) (2000-2001: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum: Furnishing the Modern Era (Exhibition) (2000-2001: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aluminum By Design: From Jewelry to Jets (Exhibition) (2001: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rooms with a View: Landscape and Wallpaper (Exhibition) (2001: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Glass of the Avant-Garde: From Vienna Secession to Bauhaus (Exhibition) (2001-2002: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Skin: Surface, Substance, and Design (Exhibition) (2002: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nancy and Edwin Marks Collection Gallery: Treasures from the Collection (Exhibition) (2004: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
IDEO Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection (Exhibition) (2007-2008: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008 (Exhibition) (2008: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Object Lessons, 43rd Annual Winter Antiques Show (Exhibition) (1997: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shock of the Old: Christopher Dresser (Exhibition) (2004: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Design Triennial: Design Culture Now (Exhibition) (2000: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now (Exhibition) (2003-2004: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Design for Life: A Centennial Celebration (Exhibition) (1997-1998: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Good Offices and Beyond (Exhibition) (1994-1995: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jewels of Lalique (Exhibition) (1998: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Body Language: Jewelry and Accessories at the National Design Museum (Exhibition) (1995: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jewelry of Tone Vigeland (Exhibition) (1997: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Huguenot Legacy: English Silver, 1680-1760 (Exhibition) (1999: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Graphic Design in the Mechanical Age: Selections from the Merrill T. Berman Collection (Exhibition) (1999: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries (Exhibition) (1987: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Russel Wright: Creating American Lifestyle (Exhibition) (2001-2002: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Hotels for Global Nomads (Exhibition) (2002-2003: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Faster, Cheaper, Newer, More: Revolutions of 1848 (Exhibition) (2004-2005: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hella Jongerius Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection (Exhibition) (2005: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Excavating Design: Eighteenth Century Drawings and Prints from the Permanent Collection (Exhibition) (2005-2006: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Royal Gift: The 1826 Porcelain Jewel Cabinet (Exhibition) (1994-1995: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource (Exhibition) (1991-1992: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Structure of Style: Dutch Modernism in the Applied Arts 1880-1930 (Exhibition) (1994-1995: New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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