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Portable Garden, Portable Garden, 2016

This is a Portable Garden. It was designed by Kate Cutlip.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It has been able to spend time at the museum on loan from Pratt Institute (American, founded 1887) and Kate Cutlip.

It is dated 2016.

For safety reasons, many people with Alzheimer’s are no longer able to cook. The Portable Herb Garden enables them to still participate and contribute to the seasoning of the food. In addition to stimulating the senses, the Garden becomes an activity the whole family can enjoy together, even as conversation becomes challenging in later stages of Alzheimer’s.

It is credited Lent by Kate Cutlip.

Our curators have highlighted 13 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Bulb Pot, ca. 1795
  • porcelain, polychrome and gilt decoration.
  • Bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane.
  • 1926-22-455-a,b

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 81.3 × 61 × 61 cm (32 × 24 × 24 in.)

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