Fork and Knife, Germany, 17th century. Steel, brass, horn, and bone. Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum, New York, The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, Gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg, 1985-103-10 (fork), 1985-103-11 (knife).

Explore the Staging the Table exhibition with the curator! These tours are not comprehensive studies of the exhibitions; rather they offer an opportunity to experience various ways of studying objects alongside BGC curators and scholars. Tours last 40 minutes and focus on a curated selection of objects. You are invited to stay and explore the rest of the exhibition at your own pace after the tour ends.

Stop by for a studio visit before your tour to see the books in the exhibition come to life as virtuoso napkin folder Joan Sallas teaches BGC students the art of the fold and how to turn simple linen napkins into three-dimensional wonders. The Studio is on the 4th floor of the Gallery, open February 18, 2–4pm.