House Proud: Nineteenth-Century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection

August 12, 2008 – January 25, 2009

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY

1st Floor

This exhibition showcases the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw's collection of 19th-century watercolor drawings that meticulously detail the era's interior furnishings and document the social, cultural, and aesthetic development of European domestic life. The collection includes examples of English, German, Russian, Swiss, and Austrian domestic spaces. Selected objects from the museum's permanent collection complement the drawings.