[Dish by Ludwig Lobmeyr & Georg Rehlender, ca. 1877-87. Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.]
So, I'll say it again: For decorative arts junkies, The Met's exhibition, The World of Khubilai Khan: Chinese Art in the Yuan Dynasty, is one of the most exciting shows opening in the U.S. this month but if you find yourself in NYC between now and January 2, 2011, don't forget Ted Muehling Selects: Lobmeyr Glass from the Permanent Collection currently on view at the Cooper-Hewitt.
Spanning the period from 1835 to the present day, this exhibition highlights guest curator Muehling's picks from the design museum's extensive holdings of J. & L. Lobmeyr Austrian glass. Cooper-Hewitt director Bill Moggridge notes on his blog, "The presentation is enhanced by drawings of the original designs, in themselves excellent works of art."
[Detail view via Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.]
And I'm getting ahead of myself, but there's more to look forward to: Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay is scheduled to open at the Cooper-Hewitt March 18, 2011. Along with fashion, this show will feature Delaunay's textiles. Institutions including the Musée des Arts Decoratifs and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France are loaning pieces for the exhibition.
See also: Seema's Books.