Looking Forward/Looking Back: Recent Acquisitions in 20th and 21st Century Design

August 17, 2007 – October 14, 2007

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

Ground Floor

To reveal how the museum has augmented and expanded its contemporary holdings during the last century, this exhibition shows the shifts in the museum's collecting across a range of mediums, arranged chronologically, from furniture to textiles to graphic design. Included are works by such renowned 20th-century designers as Paul Frankl, Rene Herbst, Herbert Matter, Sheila Hick, George Nakashima, Anzolo Fuga, and Philippe Starck.