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Matilda McQuaid Lecture: What is Nature? Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial

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The history of design reflects the human conquest of nature. To create the earliest tools and dwellings, people harnessed the energy of the Earth and its creatures. Since the industrial revolution, technologies have transformed the world’s atmosphere and ecosystems. Designers today are seeking new ways to feed, clothe, house, and protect future generations often by emulating natural processes, drawing inspiration from natural systems or directly relying on natural phenomena. Join Matilda McQuaid, Deputy Director of Curatorial and Head of Textiles at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, as she discusses some of the museum’s recent research in areas of architecture, urbanism, product design, landscape design, fashion, visual communication, and materials as the Cooper Hewitt prepares for the next Design Triennial in 2019.

Matilda McQuaid Lecture: What is Nature? Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial
  • The Rockwell Museum: A Smithsonian Affiliate
  • 111 Cedar Street
  • Corning, NY 14830
  • March 22, 2018 to March 22, 2018
  • Members: Free, Not-Yet-Members: $10, Students: $5

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The Rockwell Museum: A Smithsonian Affiliate

111 Cedar Street
Corning, NY 14830
(607) 937-5386
Come experience our collection of art about America that tells the story of the American experience! The diverse collection includes a mix of contemporary Native American art with traditional bronze sculptures, landscape paintings and other works that embody America. There are many reasons why you should bring your family to experience The Rockwell. We offer guided tours that you can book as a group, or you are welcome to explore the Museum on your own. Open daily, The Rockwell welcomes the young and the young-at-heart to explore Art About America. From Art Hunts to our NEW Family Exploration Studio, the museum is designed to make art accessible to kids, and inspire an appreciation for art at a young age. Kids love our activities, and parents become gallery experts to guide their families through the story of art throughout America. Young museum-goers will adore the opportunity to explore on their own. Housed in the beautifully restored 19th century Old City Hall building Historic Old City Hall in Corning, New York, The Rockwell lays at the heart of the greater Finger Lakes fine arts community. Kids and teens 17 and under are always free and enjoy the complimentary shuttle from The Corning Museum of Glass.