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Treasures from the Collection: The Nancy and Edwin Marks Collection Gallery

October 16, 2003 – May 2, 2004

Museum: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Location: 1st Floor

This exhibition features 70 objects juxtaposed across four principal collecting departments of the museum: Prints, Drawings, and Graphic Design; Product Design and Decorative Arts; Wallcoverings; and Textiles. Highlights include a 1st-century A.D. Roman glass bowl, a large silk velvet panel from 17th-century Persia, panels of hand-printed arabesque wallpaper from 1770, and a contemporary necklace by Gijs Bakker constructed of a spiral of dahlia petals embedded in plastic.