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Looking Forward/Looking Back: Recent Acquisitions in 20th and 21st Century Design

August 17, 2007 – October 14, 2007

Museum: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Location: Ground Floor

To reveal how the museum has augmented and expanded its contemporary holdings during the last century, this exhibition shows the shifts in the museum's collecting across a range of mediums, arranged chronologically, from furniture to textiles to graphic design. Included are works by such renowned 20th-century designers as Paul Frankl, Rene Herbst, Herbert Matter, Sheila Hick, George Nakashima, Anzolo Fuga, and Philippe Starck.