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The Column: Structure and Ornament

June 8, 1982 – August 22, 1982

Museum: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Location: 1st Floor

Columns as architectural elements and as ornamental forms are the subject of the wide-ranging exhibit, covering many periods and cultures. On view are drawings and prints, rare books, photographs, wallpaper, and textiles, together with 3-D objects including furniture, pedestals, clocks, andirons, candlesticks, boxes, and purely ornamental columns made from semi-precious materials.

Cooper-Hewitt Collection Handbook