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Rooms with a View: Landscape and Wallpaper

April 24, 2001 – October 14, 2001

Museum: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Location: 2nd Floor

This exhibition features 90 selections of wallpaper--from the 18th to the 20th century--that document changing attitudes toward nature. The exhibition focuses on wall paper production and use especially during the 19th century, when landscape in art was a metaphor for spiritual and national aspirations.