Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY
Nigerian British designer Duro Olowu guest curates the 20th installment in Cooper Hewitt’s Selects exhibition series, which invites designers, writers, and cultural figures to explore and interpret objects in the museum’s permanent collection. Olowu’s exhibition highlights the theme of pattern and repetition throughout the collection, demonstrating how designers, artists, and makers have relied on pattern to express ideas, preserve heritage, capture attention, and construct objects and environments.