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Cocktails at the Cooper Hewitt
July 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join the STUDIO Committee for its first-ever visit to the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Museum of Design. Attendees will gather for a drink from 6:00 – 6:30PM and enjoy a guided tour at 6:30PM of the Energizing the Everyday exhibit,
followed by a performance by artist KAMAU.
Energizing the Everyday recognizes the collecting vision of George R. Kravis II and its synergy with Cooper Hewitt’s broad and diverse collection of modern and contemporary design. An early interest in records and a background in broadcasting inform Kravis’s enthusiasm for and knowledge of radios, televisions, and technology. As Kravis’s passion for design grew, he expanded his collecting efforts beyond American electronic devices to include industrial design and furnishings for the home and office from the United States, Europe and Asia. The exhibition features highlights of the Kravis collection dating from the early 20th century to the present. From industrial design and furniture to tableware and textiles, the exhibition makes visual and material connections across time and geography to relate the far-reaching impact of design on the enhancement of daily life.
KAMAU is a singer, rapper and producer who fuses his lifelong musical, cultural, physical and emotional influences to create soundtracks to his life that speak of both his internal and external experiences. Attendees are free to stay until 9:00PM when the performance ends.
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