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Jan 01 2015 - 01:45 PM
Visit to the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum
On East 91st Street. A lot of great stuff on the two floors my wife and I visited, including objects we recognized from 'back in the day' such as a Bob Dylan poster, an IBM Selectric typewriter, and a do-rag. A good selection of tech exhibits also: a replica of a weather satellite from the 1970's, a mesmerizing video wall of a live feed of images from our sun, and more than one Apple product. Mostly there were lovely and fascinating furniture and household objects: a great variety of elegant solutions to design and engineering problems. My only complaint: there was, in general, *way* too much material on the wealth and power of the former owners of the mansion that houses the museum, of the collectors who gathered the objects on exhibit, and of the generous donors.
|By: Andrew Jarcho|980 Reads