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Picture Mirror, Picture Mirror, 2016

This is a Picture Mirror. It was designed by Hsing-Yin Liang.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Pratt Institute (American, founded 1887) and Hsing-Yin Liang as part of Access+Ability.

It is dated 2016.

Mirrors can be disturbing to people with Alzheimer’s, who sometimes interpret their self-image as a stranger, causing both confusion and distress. This mirror operates in two modes as a mirror or as an illuminated picture frame—and can serve the needs of the entire family.

It is credited Lent by Hsing-Yin Liang.

  • Cabinet (Italy), 1890–1900
  • joined hardwood, sheet vellum, applied, cut, and molded copper ornaments,....
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
  • 1982-22-1

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 61 × 45.7 × 20.3 cm (24 × 18 × 8 in.)

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