Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1913

  • Work on this object began.

2022

Map, Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration

This is a Map. It is dated 1913. Its medium is ink on paper. It is a part of the department.

The floor plan of the museum’s galleries outlines how the space was organized for viewing and studying objects. Eleanor explained, “People come to this museum to learn . . . and the arrangement of the Museum in small sections and with a mass of objects in each . . . does invite comparison and discussion as to material, workmanship, and design.” Emphasizing the functional purpose of this museum, work tables are stationed in many of the galleries. In 1924, the open area in the center was floored over to create more exhibition space for the growing museum.

It is credited Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Its dimensions are

H x W (Estimate): 21.6 × 27.9 cm (8 1/2 in. × 11 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Sarah & Eleanor Hewitt: Designing a Modern Museum.

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