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Celebrated jazz musician and composer Victor Goines will expand on key aesthetic and cultural themes of "The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s" to explore the innovative and evolving forms of jazz during the decade. Goines will also perform original compositions inspired by objects in the exhibition.

Garden Reception: 6:30 p.m.
Lecture: 7 p.m.

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The Morse Historic Design Lecture with Victor Goines

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Cooper Hewitt
03/22/2017 at 21:22. Facebook
In 1920s New York, Harlem was the undisputed center of the jazz world. This tour connects the themes of "The Jazz Age: American Style of the 1920s" to the built environment of this historic neighborhood. Starting at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, historian John Reddick will lead attendees through the streets of Harlem, with stops at historic homes and Jazz Age landmarks. The walk will...
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A Jazz Age Night in Harlem Walking Tour

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Cooper Hewitt
03/22/2017 at 21:17. Facebook
Over afternoon tea, enjoy an insiders’ perspective of "The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s." Join the exhibition’s curators Sarah D. Coffin and Emily M. Orr, who will be in conversation with design historian Pauline Metcalf about the pioneering role of American women in the era’s new profession of interior design. Many innovations of the Jazz Age involved women—as designers, pioneers of...
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Tea and Talk: The Jazz Age

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Cooper Hewitt
03/22/2017 at 21:01. Facebook
In conjunction with "The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s," a Design Talk on the revolutionary fashion trends that marked the era, with special emphasis on style in New York and the influence of Paris.

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The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s is made possible by the generous support of Madeleine K. Rudin and Grant S. Johnson in memory of Jack Rudin.

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Stepping Out: 1920s Fashion

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Cooper Hewitt
03/22/2017 at 20:58. Facebook
Delve into "The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s" with Cooper Hewitt curators Sarah D. Coffin and Emily M. Orr, and Stephen Harrison, curator of decorative art and design from the Cleveland Museum of Art. Discover how Americans adopted and created multiple styles in the 1920s for new fashions, architecture, and decor, and learn how the exhibition has prompted new scholarship on the design...
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New Discoveries of the Jazz Age

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Cooper Hewitt
03/22/2017 at 20:49. Facebook
In conjunction with the exhibition "Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse," a discussion with two fashion leaders whose companies are at the forefront of the industry’s sustainability movement. Eileen Fisher, who founded her namesake company in 1984, and Nellie Cohen, Patagonia’s Worn Wear program manager, will explain how their organizations have innovated the reuse of textiles in the...
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Sustainable Fashion with Eileen Fisher and Patagonia

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Cooper Hewitt
03/22/2017 at 20:41. Facebook
Over afternoon tea, enjoy an enlightening conversation with Curators Matilda McQuaid and Susan Brown, who will discuss the process behind organizing "Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse." Gain insight into the exhibition, which examines three designers’ approaches to the high human and environmental costs of textile and apparel production: Luisa Cevese, founder of Riedzioni in Milan;...
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Tea and Talk: "Scraps"

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It's the final weekend to enter the National High School Design Competition, which challenges teens to design a solution that improves a community’s access to healthy, fresh foods. Entries are due March 20. Prizes include a trip to Boston, New York City, and Minneapolis to meet leading designers and participate in mentoring workshops. Visit for more information and to enter. #GoodForAll
See what's in store for #JazzAgeAmerica, opening April 7, with extensive public programs extending beyond the museum's walls (via @nytimes) [ Nyti.ms Link ]

A Jazz Age Exhibition With a Syncopated Sweep

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On February 16, 2017, Cooper Hewitt members and guests attended an exclusive tour of the Chilewich Store followed by a discussion with Sandy Chilewich, founder, and Matilda McQuaid, Cooper Hewitt's Curator of Textiles.
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Due to expected severe weather, the museum and garden will be closed Tuesday, March 14. All events are canceled. For up-to-date information, please visit cooperhewitt.org. Stay safe and warm!
Print by Christina Malman, ca. 1940, Cooper Hewitt collection. #StellaBlizzard
Congratulations to #Moonlight on its win for Best Picture! #Oscars2017 [Drawing, Maine Coast moonlight, 1845–55; Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900); USA; brush and oil on cardboard; 25 x 32 cm (9 13/16 x 12 5/8 in.); Gift of Louis P. Church]
On Saturday, March 11, before the museum opens to the public, we will be offering free programs for children with cognitive and sensory processing disabilities and their families. For more information and to register: [ S.si.edu Link ]

Morning at the Museum | Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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ICYMI: Watch last night's Design Talk with Curatorial Director Cara McCarty, who examines modern industrial design objects from #EnergizingtheEveryday and the impact of material innovations. [ Youtu.be Link ]

From Plastics to 3-D Printing: Manufacturing a Consumer Culture

Using design objects from the current exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts from the George R. Kravis II Collection and works from Cooper Hewitt's collec...

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Over afternoon tea, enjoy an enlightening conversation with Curators Matilda McQuaid and Susan Brown, who will discuss the process behind organizing "Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse." Gain insight into the exhibition, which examines three designers’ approaches to the high human and environmental costs of textile and apparel production: Luisa Cevese, founder of Riedzioni in Milan;...
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Tea and Talk: "Scraps"

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Morning at the Museum provides access to Smithsonian museums for individuals with cognitive and sensory processing disabilities. For program participants, Cooper Hewitt offers pre-visit materials, early entrance for registered families, a gallery scavenger hunt, design activities, and a “take a break” space.

This program is free. Preregistration required. Email access@cooperhewitt.zendesk.com...
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Morning at the Museum

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Architect and 2016 National Design Award winner for Lifetime Achievement Moshe Safdie discusses the four design principles that have guided his work over the past five decades, and how they relate to the evolution of architecture in the era of globalization. Safdie sheds light on the ramifications of “megascale” and “megastructure,” examining scale, site, buildability, and purpose in...
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Mega Architecture: An Evening with Moshe Safdie

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Tonight at 6:30 pm, join Curatorial Director Cara McCarty for a discussion on material innovations and industrial design. [ S.si.edu Link ]

From Plastics to 3-D Printing: Manufacturing a Consumer Culture | Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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