Saturday, June 18, 2011

Trip to the Cooper Hewitt Museum in NYC

Yesterday we came up to NYC for a little time off.  We went to the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum which had two amazing exhibits.  The first is Set in Style - the Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels.  Totally amazing jewelry and so interesting to see their influence on designers that we think are innovative today.  The jewelry is unbelievable.  But there is a second exhibit upstairs on Sonia Delaunay called Color Moves:  Art and Fashion.  I had never heard of her before but she had a tremendous sense of color and how to use it in innovative way.  They have two garments she made on exhibit, one a coat/dress made for a famous film star of the 20's and 30's.  I'm not sure how she made these - looks woven but by hand.  The colors were unbelievable.  I couldn't find a picture of it anywhere on the web so you have to go see it - but fast it closes tomorrow.  The jewelry exhibit goes through July 4th.

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