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The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York (FIT) (1969–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York (FIT) was originally founded as the Design Laboratory in 1969. It moved to its current location at 7th Avenue and 27th Street in 1974 and held its first exhibition in 1975...

Cooper–Hewitt National Design Museum, New York (1897–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Cooper–Hewitt National Design Museum was originally founded in 1897 and located in the Andrew Carnegie Mansion on “Museum Mile” in New York City at 91st Street and Fifth Avenue, the first structural steel private residence ever built...

Metropolitan Museum of New York: Costume Institute (1870–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Metropolitan Museum of New York founded in 1870 currently consists of two locations: the main site at Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street at Central Park and The Cloisters and Gardens at Fort Tyron Park in northern Manhattan. It was founded...

Cranbrook Academy of Art (1925–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...George Gough Booth and his wife Elaine Scripps Booth founded the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1925 as a school for boys (later an adjacent girls’ school), and they quickly joined forces with Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen not only...

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena (1930–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, was founded in 1930 during the Great Depression in order to address employment needs. Founder Edward “Tink” Adams thought that by employing “working” teachers (those with current...

Pratt Institute, New York (1887–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, was founded in 1887 by wealthy oil industrialist Charles Pratt to assist artists and the working classes in making a living through art. It consists of a School of Architecture, Art and Design...

Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) (1965–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...IDSA was created by a number of earlier organizations, which evolved according to professional and industrial interests. Following Macy’s exhibition of modern design, most notably including pieces from the 1925 Paris Exhibition, a number...

Colonial Williamsburg (1926–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Colonial Williamsburg is a living museum of eighteenth-century American life. Starting in 1926 during a period of American Revivalist interests, the collaborative efforts of Dr. W. A. R. Goodwin and John D. Rockefeller preserved...

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) (1877–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Following the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876 in Philadelphia, the Rhode Island Women’s Centennial Commission (thirty-four women) took the remaining $1,675 from their exhibition budget to start a school for art and craft...

Institute of Design (Chicago) (1939–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In 1937 former faculty of the German Bauhaus, Lázló Moholy-Nagy, György Kepes, and Mies van der Rohe, founded the New Bauhaus School, at the invitation of Chicago’s Association of Art and Industry. This was a precedent for the Institute...