Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY
1st Floor, Decorative Arts Gallery
Decorative and functional uses of the button are considered in an exhibit of more than 1,000 examples, selected largely from the Cooper-Hewitt permanent collection. Included are buttons from around the world made from a variety of materials--wood, bone, ivory, horn, metal, shell, glass, porcelain, rubber, plastic, and composites. Related objects range from button molds to salesmen's sample books.
Cooper-Hewitt Collection Handbook