Events March 2023

Installation photo of "Hector Guimard: How Paris Got Its Curves." Photo: Matt Flynn, Smithsonian Institution. Courtesy

Hector Guimard: How Paris Got its Curves Curator Tour

March 17, 2023

Cooper Hewitt’s exhibition Hector Guimard: How Paris Got Its Curves invites a new understanding of France’s most famous art nouveau architect, Hector Guimard (1867–1942). Guimard is perhaps best known for his designs for the Paris Métro stations and private residences like Castel Béranger—both important commissions broadcasting the art nouveau style he was developing at the turn of the century. In this guided tour, visitors will be invited to explore the full range of Guimard’s design work. The tour will be led by the exhibition’s curator Yao-Fen You, senior curator and head of product design and decorative arts at Cooper Hewitt. 

Hector Guimard: How Paris Got Its Curves is made possible with major support from Denise Littlefield Sobel.

Friday March 17, 1:30 – 2:10 pm
Cooper Hewitt