The Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, is contributing to the United States' salute to the bicentennial of the French Revolution with "L'Art de Vivre: Decorative Arts and Design in France, 1789-1989."

The exhibition incorporates more than 500 examples of furniture, silver, glass, ceramics, textiles, wallpaper, couture and jewelry, created by the great names in French design and manufacturing.The installation involved the redesign of the museum's Great Hall and museum shop. The exhibition, on show through July 16 in New York, will not travel to any other venue.