Start

Mon

,

Dec 7

10:00 am

End

Wed

,

Apr 6

6:00 pm

How

In-Person

Type

Exhibition

Location

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Dec

7

Nature by Design: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Start

Mon

,

Dec 7

10:00 am

End

Wed

,

Apr 6

6:00 pm

How

In-Person

Type

Exhibition

Location

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

A photo of large, hyperrealist botanical models in a glass case.

Thirteen botanical models on loan from the National Museum of American History are featured in the exhibition.

Discover how nature and design have intersected in the past and continue to converge in our world. Nature by Design transforms the second floor of Carnegie Mansion into a treasure trove of textiles, jewelry, furniture, cutlery, and more drawn from Cooper Hewitt’s collection of over 215,000 design objects. Learn how designers across the centuries have observed nature, investigated its materials, and imitated and abstracted its patterns and shapes.

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