In this short film, artist Maira Kalman walks us through an exhibition she's curating for Cooper Hewitt. In the process, she and composer Nico Muhly bring Abraham Lincoln's timepiece to life.
Join artist and author Maira Kalman as she curates a new exhibit at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum about the extraordinary ways objects characterize our lives. In this digital original, the celebrated visual storyteller picks a roomful of rare items from Cooper Hewitt, the National Museum of American History, and her own collection. Then, in an incredible act of restoration, we'll see Abraham Lincoln's own timepiece reanimated and sampled in new music by composer Nico Muhly, a piece of history literally brought back to life.
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