Beauty at the Cooper Hewitt at 2 East 91st Street
The Young Friends of FAI enjoyed a private, after-hours guided visit of “Beauty” at the Cooper Hewitt. The exhibition “Beauty” celebrates design as a creative attempt to engage mind, body and the senses with a focus on aesthetic innovation. The group had the unique opportunity to view the fifth exhibition in Cooper Hewitt’s renowned Triennial exhibition series featuring four Italian artists: Giambattista Valli, Delfina Delettrez, Formafantasma e Francesco Franchi. Curated by Andrea Lipps, Assistant Curator, and Ellen Lupton, Senior Curator of Contemporary Design, the exhibition features more than 250 works by 63 designers and teams from around the globe, and is organized around seven themes: extravagant, intricate, ethereal, transgressive, emergent, elemental, and transformative.