Enfilade

Exhibition | Foreign Exchange: 18th-Century Design on the Move

Posted in exhibitions by Editor on February 7, 2022

Tea and Sugar Caddies, made by William Cripps (d. 1767, active in England, 1758–1767), silver; each approximately 15 cm high (New York: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 1960-1-1-a/d). In addition to Foreign Exchange, the pair was previously on display as part of the exhibitions Rococo: The Continuing Curve, 1730–2008 and The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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Now on view at the Cooper Hewitt:

Foreign Exchange: 18th-Century Design on the Move
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, 22 January — 25 September 2022

Drawing from the museum’s permanent collection, Foreign Exchange: 18th-Century Design on the Move explores the unprecedented circulation of labor, skills, aesthetics, and luxury goods across international borders in the 18th century. The exhibition traces the movement of people, ideas, and objects across borders, challenging notions of foreign and domestic, community member and outcast, and national style.

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