Passion for the Exotic: Japonism

September 9, 2017 – June 18, 2018

Vase, 1886; Manufactured by Rookwood Pottery (United States)

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

2nd Floor, Teak Room

An installation of ceramics, furniture, metalwork, and other objects from the permanent collection in the museum’s Teak Room. The exhibition explores  how American and European designers, following the opening of Japan to the West in the late 19th century, created objects inspired by Japanese imports and other examples of Eastern design through form, technique, motifs, and materials.