Exhibitions: Thinking Big: Recent Design Acquisitions

  • 1st Floor
    Arts of Africa, Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden
  • 2nd Floor
    Arts of Asia and the Islamic World
  • 3rd Floor
    Egyptian Art, European Paintings
  • 4th Floor
    Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
  • 5th Floor
    Luce Center for American Art

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Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

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    On View: High Priest of Amun, Men-kheper-re-seneb

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    Thinking Big: Recent Design Acquisitions

    Press Releases ?
    • March 4, 2011: To inaugurate new first-floor gallery space, the Brooklyn Museum will present the special exhibition Thinking Big: Recent Design Acquisitions from March 4 through May 29, 2011. The installation of forty-five twentieth- and twenty-first-century objects from the Museum’s permanent collection of decorative arts that have been acquired since 2000 will include a number of large-scale objects that will be exhibited for the first time.

      Several important themes that have guided these acquisitions will be highlighted, including Brooklyn-designed objects; young designers; unusual materials and innovative methods of production; designs for children; and mid-twentieth century modernism.

      The Brooklyn Museum has been actively acquiring twentieth- and twenty-first-century objects since the 1970s. Among the works featured in the exhibition are Cinderella Table, by Jeroen Verhoeven, 2005; Chest of Drawers, Model #45, “You Can’t Lay Down Your Memories,” by Tejo Remy, for Droog, 1991; “Nirvana” Armchair, by Wendell Castle, 2007; Spacelander Bicycle, by Benjamin Bowden, 1946; and Womb Chair, by Eero Saarinen, 1947–48. Objects by Charles Eames, Cindy Sherman, Konstantin Grcic, Francis Jourdain, and Harry Allen will also be included.

      Thinking Big will be the first exhibition in a gallery that has been reclaimed from nonpublic space. The gallery is part of a renovation that is the first phase in a program that will redesign and transform much of the Museum’s first floor beyond the Rubin Pavilion and Lobby, which opened in 2004.

      The exhibition is organized by Barry R. Harwood, Curator of Decorative Arts, Brooklyn Museum.

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    • INSIDE ART; Sweeping Changes At Brooklyn MuseumFebruary 25, 2011 By CAROL VOGEL"While the exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum have recently been aimed at capturing younger and hipper audiences, its latest renovation project looks like a step back in time, to an era when museums were grand palaces of culture. An extensive redesign of its Great Hall has transformed it into an imposing space, defined by a dense grid of classical..."
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