Wallpaper from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection

August 12, 1980 – October 26, 1980

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

2nd Floor

On view are some 150 Chinese, European, and American wallcoverings dating from the late17th to the early 20th centuries. A supplementary group of objects shows some ways wallcoverings have been used off the wall—on screens and windowshades and on bandboxes.

Handbook in preparation

Related book, Wallpaper in America, by Catherine Lyon, former Cooper-Hewitt curator