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Visiting the Cooper Hewitt, Part II 

Even before we set out on our family field trip, I am asked about "The Chair", whose lucky sitter can rock from side to side, or spin around in a complete circle – reminiscent of a top twirling off its axis to slow down. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick and distributed by Herman Miller, the Spun Chair (also …

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Visiting the Cooper Hewitt, Part 1 

One morning I arrive at work to find a cartload of framed art pulled from the library's closed stacks for the Brushes with History: Imagination and Innovation in Art Education History conference and exhibit – select pieces from the Dow and Ziegfeld collections loaded up for loan to Macy Gallery. As I compile the inventory, I discover a …

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The Twenty-first Annual Parsons/Cooper-Hewitt Graduate Student Symposium on the Decorative Arts and Design 

April 13 & 14, 2012 Parsons the New School for Design Anna Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium 2 West 13th Street, New York, NY Friday, April 13 5:30 p.m. "Consumed by the Past" The Catherine Hoover Voorsanger Keynote Address Dr. Thomas Denenberg, Director, The Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont Reception to follow. Saturday, April 14 Session I. …

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