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3.16.2011

Sonia Delaunay: A Conversation Among Friends

[Design 1044
Designed by Sonia Delaunay (French, born Russia, 1885–1979) France, 1930–31. Printed cotton georgette. Private collection © L & M SERVICES B.V. The Hague 20100623
Photo: © private collection.]

The countdown is almost complete; in two days Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay opens to the public. In celebration of this major U.S. exhibition, the Cooper-Hewitt is hosting a special talk on Friday, March 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 [Detail view.]

For those of us unable to attend in person, the event will be webcast live here. Petra Timmer, design scholar and Delaunay expert, will moderate as Matteo de Monti and Elaine Lustig Cohen share their own experiences involving the artist/textile designer. Lustig Cohen, a graphic designer, wrote The New Art of Color: The Writings of Robert and Sonia Delaunay, and de Monti is the grandson of the director of Metz and Co, a Dutch department store Delaunay designed for in the 1930s.

Click here to register.

Update 3.17.11.

The exhibition catalogue, accessibly priced at $35, is now available through the museum's online shop.

4 comments:

Kate Lewis said...

oh, i so want to see this show!

Jamie Herzlinger said...

I am so excited for this show! The CH is one of my favorite museums in the world!
Thanks for the post!
Have a great evening!
Jamie Herzlinger

quintessence said...

The Cooper Hewitt is on a serious roll!! I had planned to attend this talk but a photo shoot got postponed til Friday and I'll be getting home late so I'm afraid I'm going to miss the whole thing!! Ugh!! I was dying to hear Lustig Cohen talk - she has so many interesting tales to tell! Well hopefully I'll be able to see the show soon - that bookstore is so darn addictive!!

Shannon Morris (Georgia College Curator) said...

The Cooper Hewitt is hands down one my favorite places to be in NYC!