“Rebeca Méndez Selects” Exhibition

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

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Designer, artist, and educator Rebeca Méndez is the 17th guest curator of the Selects series, for which designers, artists, writers, and cultural figures are invited to mine and interpret the permanent collection. Winner of the 2012 National Design Award for Communication Design, Rebeca Méndez was born in Mexico and is the founder of Los Angeles-based Rebeca Méndez Design. For her installation, Méndez draws on the tragic history of Aztec ruler Moctezuma II’s private aviary to reflect on birds as sources of design inspiration and scientific study, as well as victims of climate change and human avarice. Selecting design objects from Cooper Hewitt’s permanent collection, bird specimens from the National Museum of Natural History, and rare books from the Smithsonian Libraries, Méndez evokes the tensions arising from humankind’s conflicting impulses towards nature. Animated with the sounds and images of bird life, Rebeca Méndez Selects invites visitors to consider how culture, design, technology, and the natural world have converged throughout history.

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Schedule

from April 11, 2019 to June 16, 2019

Website

http://www.cooperhewitt.org/ (venue's website)

Fee

Adults $18, Seniors $12, Students with IDs $9, Members and Children under 12 Free. $2 discounts online.

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
saturdays closing at 21:00,

Access

Address: 2 E 91st St., New York, NY 10128
Phone: 212-849-8420

Corner of 5th Ave., Subway: 4/5/6 to 86th Street or 96th Street

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