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"Abend in Sommer" [Evening in Summer]

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Multi-colored flower forms with light and dark green leaves on white ground

"Abend un Sommer" [Evening in Summer]

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Very stylized floral and foliatte motifs. Printed in purple, blue, white and tan on light purple ground.

"Achille reconnu par Ulysse" (Achilles recognized by Ulysses)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Four scenes (two incomplete) illustrating the legend of Achilles before the battle at Troy.

(Ullysses knew Achilles was disguised as a woman at the court of Lycomedes. Ulysses entered the court as a merchant and regonized Achilles when the latter selected waepons rather than embroidery or fabric.)

In black on white.

"Aero Series" compact

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

"Aero Series", deluxe

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

"Affischer Och Andra Projekt (Posters and Other Projects)"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Black text in goudy font, all caps, in center of sheet giving date, time and title of an exhibition of K.G. Olsson's work. The text is arranged in vertical columns that suggest Japanese caligraphy paintings. The two red stampes at lower right below text reinforces the Japanese influence.

"After a Hot Chase Drake Overtook Her" (Drake and the Indians)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

"Airplane Designs for Mrs. Kuhn" (1of 4 sheets)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Gray-blue airplane with four engines on white ground. At left, single-engine airplane, "U.S" on wing, on blue ground.

"Airplane Designs for Mrs. Kuhn, " 1 of 4 sheets

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Three airplane designs on green ground. Left: PA/54; center: striped tail, star on each wing; right: striped tail, star and "U.S" under wing.

"Airplane Designs for Mrs. Kuhn," (1 of 4 sheets)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Airplane design, two views, both on blue ground.

"Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture" Curator's Video Tour

Smithsonian American Art Museum
This exhibition reveals how the influential naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) shaped American perceptions of nature and the way American cultural identity became grounded in our relationship with the environment. Chapter 1 0:00 Who was Alexander von Humboldt? Curator Eleanor Jones Harvey introduces us to the Prussian naturalist. Chapter 2 8:22 How did natural monuments become symbols of America’s cultural identity and subjects for Hudson River School painter Frederic Church? Chapter 3 14:32 Humboldt’s abolitionist ideas influenced American art and culture and President Lincoln’s creation of Yosemite as a natural monument to a post Civil War society. Chapter 4 18:31 Learn how Humboldt’s strong belief in the equality of races extended to all of the Americas and inspired paintings of Native Americans by George Catlin and others. Chapter 5 25:01 Humboldt’s circle included artist and inventor Samuel Morse, and James Smithson who would be influenced by the naturalist in the founding of the Smithsonian. Chapter 6 31:13 Humboldt’s ideas are reflected in the Smithsonian’s mission and in Frederic Church’s Aurora Borealis with its emphasis on science, nature, and the interconnectedness of all things. "Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture" is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum with generous support from: Joanne and Richard Brodie Billings and John Cay Fern and Hersh Cohen Sheila Duignan and Mike Wilkins Marie M. Halff Liliane A. and Christian W. E. Haub Raymond J. and Margaret Horowitz Endowment Kandeo Asset Management Maureen and Gene Kim LATAM Trade Capital Robert Lehman Foundation Henry Luce Foundation The Lunder Foundation — Peter and Paula Lunder Family Provost of the Smithsonian Lucy S. Rhame Holly and Nick Ruffin Jacquelyn and William Sheehan Smithsonian Scholarly Studies Awards Terra Foundation for American Art Kelly Williams and Andrew Forsyth This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Lenders to the Exhibition: Albany Institute of History and Art American Philosophical Society Autry Museum of the American West Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Archiv Boston Athenæum Cincinnati Art Museum The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Concord Free Public Library Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Detroit Institute of Arts Établissement public du château, du musée et du domaine national de Versailles The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia George Glazer Gallery Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt Robert W. Hoge and Immaculada Socias Hoge Independence National Historic Park Joslyn Art Museum Library of Congress Maryland Historical Society Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association Museum of Fine Arts, Boston National Gallery of Art National Gallery of Art Library National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution The New-York Historical Society New York State Museum Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Norfleet Jr. Olana State Historic Site, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Smithsonian American Art Museum Smithsonian Libraries Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Sons of the Revolution in the State of California Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie Terra Foundation for American Art The Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello Timken Museum of Art Alan V. Weinberg and one Private Lender

"America," Mural in Schrafft's Restaurant, New Rochelle, N.Y.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Three Native American figures are seen in an open meadow near a stream, sending smoke signals by means of a blanket. Below, inscriptional ribbon bearing title.

"American Cities A.D. Scenery. City Hall New York"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Brown decoration over white. There is a floral border around rim. Central design shows figures in a park overlooking City Hall.

"American Modern"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Dinner knife (a): flat strip of stainless steel with curved protrusion where blade merges into handle forming finger support; dinner fork, salad fork (b,c): each four-tined with slightly tapering, curved handle with rounded, square terminal, rectilinear handle, ovoid bowl; teaspoon, soupspoon (d,e): each with circular bowl and tapering stem with rounded, square terminal and rectilinear handle.

"An Alligator in the Coal Scuttle" and "She Felt Behind the Books," Illustrations for "Little April Fool" in "Pinafores and Pantalets"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Design for chapter 5 of, “Pinafores and Pantalets” by Florence Choate and Elizabeth Curtis. Two drawings on one page- one on upper left-hand corner marked: First picture, An Alligator in the Coal Scuttle!; the other, lower right-hand corner marked: She Felt Behind the Books, Second Picture; Alligator faces right with curved tail at left. The little girl, back view, fumbles in bookshelf, rising on toes.

"An Army Encampment"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recto: Horizontal composite of various scenes in an army encampment.

Verso: Vertical sketches, a saluting Zouave, probably shown from the back; head is show in profile, at left. Partially drawn over a "wash" list.

"Angel Cage" Exhibit at Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
from a press release kit; photographs sent from Carl Byoir & Associates, Inc., 800 Second Avenue New York, N.Y. 10017

The "Angel Cage," designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, was part of "Man transFORMS: Aspects of Design," the opening exhibition of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design (Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum) at its new home in the renovated Carnegie Mansion.

"Angle"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

"Angle"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

"Angle"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
flat

"Angle"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
salad bowl #2

"Angle"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

"Angle"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

"Angle"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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