Cooper-Hewitt to Present "Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay"


NEW YORK, NY.- The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will present the exhibition “Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay,” from March 18, 2011, to June 5, 2011. Organized by Susan Brown, assistant curator, and Matilda McQuaid, deputy curatorial director, the exhibition will feature Sonia Delaunay’s designs for textiles and fashion in the 1920s through the 1940s, when she was intensively exploring the relationship between fabrics and contemporary art in terms of movement and color. Among the more than 300 works on view are garments and textiles, with correlating designs, fashion illustrations and period photographs. Known primarily as an abstract painter and extraordinary colorist, Delaunay (1885 –1979) applied her talents and theories to all areas of visual expression