Visit to the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
In October 2015 the V&AAF group enjoyed an afterhours tour of the newly renovated Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and a visit to its temporary exhibition Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio.
Caroline Baumann, Director of the Cooper Hewitt, welcomed the group and provided some information on the museum’s history and its recent renovations before handing over to Cara McCarty, Director of Curatorial at the Museum.
Cara showed the group some highlights of the Cooper Hewitt’s permanent collection before leading a fascinating tour of the Heatherwick exhibition – an engaging display of some of the designers most innovative and imaginative works of art.
Dr Christine Checinska, Senior Curator of African and African Diaspora Fashion at the V&A, and Ernestine White-Mifetu, Sills Foundation Curator of African Art at the…
Marta Weiss, Senior Curator, Photography at the V&A, gave an interesting and illuminating talk on her book Autofocus: The Car in Photography.
V&A Curators Corinna Gardner and Johanna Agerman Ross gave the V&AAF a virtual preview of the newly refurbished 20th and 21st century galleries, Design: 1900-Now.