Date - September 22, 2018
2:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Cooper Hewitt Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY, 10128
Join me for a visit to the Cooper Hewitt Museum to view their current exhibitions, including The Senses: Design Beyond Vision and Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.
At 3:00pm there will be a public guided tour of The Senses: Design Beyond Vision, for those who are interested.
Members and guests are invited to have brunch as a group before our visit, options will be sent to those attending.
Kindly RSVP to Laura by Wednesday, September 19.
Adults – $16 in advance, $18 at the door
Seniors (62 and above) – $10 in advance, $12 at the door
Cooper Hewitt and Smithsonian Members – Free of charge
THE SENSES: DESIGN BEYOND VISION
Through Sunday, October 28
From the website: cooperhewitt.org
Explore experimental works and practical solutions designed to inspire wonder and new ways of accessing our world. Wander through a scented snowstorm, play a furry instrument in a Tactile Orchestra, investigate the sonic properties of glass, and experience many more multisensory experiences from some of the world’s most creative thinkers, including Christopher Brosius, KunstLAB Arnhem, Studio Roos Meerman, Maya+Rouvelle, and more. With over 65 design projects and more than 40 objects and installations to touch, hear, and smell, The Senses is an inclusive celebration of the sensory richness of design.
Sensory design recognizes that we understand and navigate the world with all five of our senses. Organized into nine thematic sections, The Senses demonstrates that by opening up to multiple sensory dimensions, designers reach a greater diversity of users. Maps that can be touched as well as seen facilitate mobility and knowledge for sighted, low-vision, and blind users. Audio devices translate sound into vibrations that can be felt on the skin. Tableware and kitchen tools use color and form to guide people living with dementia or vision loss. These innovations are beneficial to all users as sensory design enhances awareness of the body and creates new emotional terrain through its stimulation of our visceral responses.
SATURATED: THE ALLURE AND SCIENCE OF COLOR
Through January 13, 2019
From the website: cooperhewitt.org
Saturated explores the elusive, complex phenomenon of color perception and how it has captivated artists, designers, scientists, and sages. Featuring over 190 objects spanning antiquity to the present from the extraordinary collections of Smithsonian Libraries and Cooper Hewitt, the exhibition reveals how designers apply the theories of the world’s greatest color thinkers to bring order and excitement to the visual world.
To show how these findings have been realized and advanced by designers, objects from all four curatorial departments present a globally and stylistically diverse installation of iconic, experimental, and vernacular design. The works of color innovators, such as Louis Comfort Tiffany, Massimo Vignelli, and Hella Jongerius, demonstrate design’s continuing investigation of new materials, technologies, and techniques, while recent acquisitions for the collection point to future directions. Saturated also investigates color’s relationship with music, camouflage, and advances in color reproduction, highlighting its importance to everything from philosophy to mass communication. Visually and intellectually stimulating, Saturated expands awareness of our deeply personal and rewarding relationship with color.
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 E. 91st Street, New York, NY