Passion for the Exotic: Japonism

Cooper Hewitt

New York

09 SEP 2017 - 18 JUN 2018
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An installation of ceramics, furniture, metalwork, and other objects from the permanent collection in the museum’s Teak Room. The exhibition will explore how American and European designers, following the opening of Japan to the West in the late 19th century, created objects inspired by Japanese imports and other examples of Eastern design through form, technique, motifs, and materials.