See more objects with the tag night, contrast, urban, abstract, energy.

Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.


  • Work on this object began.


  • Work on this object ended.



  • You found it!

Painting, Brooklyn Bridge

This is a painting. It was created by Joseph Stella. Its medium is oil on canvas.

In this large canvas Stella explored fractured light through the suspension cables of the Brooklyn Bridge. His combination of Italian heritage, French study, interest in Futurism, and early appreciation of the New York urban environment distinguished him in the art and design world of the 1920s.

  • Skyscraper Radio, 1935
  • compression-molded plaskon, metal, glass, woven textile.
  • Gift of George R. Kravis II.
  • 2018-22-20

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

This object has not been digitized yet.
We have 1 media file that features Painting, Brooklyn Bridge.

"Weather Bird," Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines (1928)

Joseph Stella’s oil painting of the Brooklyn Bridge is captivating and somewhat avant-garde for the time period. Coincidentally, “Weather Bird” by Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines was deemed to...

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

This object may be subject to Copyright, loan conditions or other restrictions.

Use of this image must also be in compliance with our terms of use.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Painting, Brooklyn Bridge |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=14 December 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>