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Button, Button

June 22, 1982 – August 22, 1982

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY

Location: 1st Floor, Decorative Arts Gallery

Decorative and functional uses of the button are considered in an exhibit of more than 1,000 examples, selected largely from the Cooper-Hewitt permanent collection. Included are buttons from around the world made from a variety of materials--wood, bone, ivory, horn, metal, shell, glass, porcelain, rubber, plastic, and composites. Related objects range from button molds to salesmen's sample books.

Cooper-Hewitt Collection Handbook