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My Favorite Things

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In 2014-2015, artist and illustrator Maira Kalman created a personal collection that was displayed at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Her collection drew from across the Smithsonian museums and reflected a life story. Her inspiration and thinking is shared in the video resource that begins this collection, and some of the objects that she included (or similar ones) are shared.

Can you create your own collection of "favorite things"? What story would it tell? What people, places, and objects would it connect to? What emotions would it evoke?

tags: design, art, activity, personal, inspiration, creativity, biography

Arturo Toscanini's Batons

National Museum of American History

Cap

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

cantharus

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Abraham Lincoln's Watch, around 1858

National Museum of American History

Mourning Sampler

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum