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Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial The Unseen: Lauren Bowker, Jacket, from the AIR collection, 2014. Leather, wind-reactive ink: Photo: Johnny Lee Photography.

The San Jose Museum of Art will present Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, the fifth installment of the popular contemporary design exhibition series organized by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, from October 8, 2016, through February 19, 2017. With a focus on aesthetic innovation, Beauty celebrates design as a creative endeavor that engages the mind, body, and senses. Featuring projects that range from experimental prototypes and interactive games to fashion ensembles and architectural interventions, the exhibition comprises some 285 works by 60 designers from 27 countries, including Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Iran, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, and the Unites States. SJMA is the only West Coast venue for Beauty. Beauty was organized by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum, under the curatorial direction of Ellen Lupton and Andrea Lipps.