Rococo: The Continuing Curve
March 11, 2008
From its inception, the exuberant, organic, and sensuous Rrococo style has inspired subsequent revivals and new movements. As rrococo’s influence once again gains momentum, Cooper-Hewitt invites scholars Laura Auricchio and Paul Greenhalgh, to discuss the social and cultural histories behind Rrococo in eighteenth-century France and its revival in Art Nouveau at the end of the nineteenth century. Exhibition viewing to follow.
Crossing Borders: The Transmission of Rococo
April 29, 2008
During its first wave of influence, the sinuous and sensuous curves of rococo rapidly spread between across France, Holland, and Germany, developing a unique personality in each location. Cooper-Hewitt invites curators Henry Hawley, Reinier Baarsen, and Wolfram Koeppe to a panel discussion that examines the diapsora diaspora of rococo during the eighteenth century, and the regional differences in its expression. Exhibition viewing to follow.