This beautiful short film follows one of my all-time favorite visual storytellers, Maira Kalman, as she curates her exhibition “Selects.” The reopening of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum features this collection—an exploration of life, love, joy and loss.
The film traces the story behind one of the exhibition’s highlights: Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch, restored to tick again for the first time in 150 years. It’s an extraordinary opportunity, Maira observes, to “connect us to history, dreaming and the future.”
Beautifully executed by Gael Towey! Don’t miss the other videos in her series Portraits in Creativity.
This is so wonderful. Maira has been an inspiration to me in so many ways, but hearing her thought process behind this exhibition has made me appreciate her so much more. Thank you for sharing!
Feb 17th, 2015 / 10:44 am
Breathtaking! Ms. Kalman is our bridge between the ordinary and the divine.
Feb 17th, 2015 / 1:40 pm
This is a beautiful testament to thoughtfulness.
Feb 18th, 2015 / 12:32 am
Looooooooove Maira Kalman! Thank you!
Feb 18th, 2015 / 6:54 pm
really sensational women
Feb 19th, 2015 / 12:55 pm
Oh so so wonderful, thank you so much Swiss Miss for posting this!
Mar 9th, 2015 / 4:02 pm
A most excellent film.
Mar 13th, 2015 / 3:41 pm