"Aerospace Design: The Art of Engineering From NASA's Aeronautical Research," a look at aeronautically engineered forms and their relationship to architecture and design, at the Octagon Museum. Through Dec. 5.
"Floral Perspectives in Carpet Design," an exhibition tracing intricate motifs from Turkey to China, at the Textile Museum. Through Feb. 6.
"Humble Masterpieces," a celebration of simple, functional design, from paper clips to Post-it Notes, at the Museum of Modern Art in Queens, N.Y. (212-708-9400). Through Sept. 27.
"Isamu Noguchi: Sculptural Design," a special exhibition on the legendary sculptor and designer; created at the Vitra Design Museum, it inaugurates the renovated Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, N.Y. (718-204-7088). Through Oct. 3.
"Lebbeus Woods: Experimental Architecture," a graphic exhibition of the defiant visionary's world, at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh (412-622-3131). Through Jan. 16.
"Masterpieces of American Jewelry," a survey of three centuries of finery, at the American Folk Art Museum in New York (212-265-1040). Through Jan. 23.
"Playing the Field: the art + design of Godley-Schwan," a remembrance of 18 spirited years of furniture and objects from the design team of Lyn Godley and the late Lloyd Schwan, at the Design Center at Philadelphia University (215-951-2860). Through Nov. 19.
"Right at Home: American Studio Furniture," a survey of craftsmanship at the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery. Through Jan. 17.
"Seaman Schepps: A Century of New York Jewelry Design 1904-2004," a retrospective of a jeweler to Roosevelts, Windsors, Rockefellers and Marlene Dietrich, as well as stylists for leading fashion magazines on whose covers the jewels appeared, at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York (212-956-3535). Through Jan. 2.
"Solos: FutureShack," a walk-in tour of a prototype emergency shelter for refugees by Australian architect Sean Godsell, at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York (212-849-8420). Through Oct. 10.
"Tall Buildings," a survey of 25 recent structures that are redefining the skyscraper, at the Museum of Modern Art in Queens, N.Y. (212-708-9400). Through Sept. 27.
"Vasemania -- Neoclassical Form and Ornament: Selections From the Metropolitan Museum of Art," a rare collaboration between the Met and the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, at which the show appears in New York City (212-501-3000). Through Oct. 17.
10 -- "Design Is Not Art: Functional Objects From Donald Judd to Rachel Whiteread," an exploration of the little-known functional designs of 18 minimalist and post-minimalist artists, at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York (212-849-8420). Through Feb. 20.
22 -- "Frank Gehry Furniture," an exhibition of the architect's design genius on a small scale, in the Hemicycle Gallery of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, through Nov. 16.
1 -- "A Garden of Shawls: The Buta and Its Seeds" explores the aesthetics of Mughal India, at the Textile Museum. Through March 6.
1 -- "Josef and Anni Albers: Designs for Living" revisits the impact of this extraordinary modernist couple on domestic design, at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York (212-849-8420). Through Feb. 27.
2 -- "Frank Gehry, Architect: Designs for Museums" features eight models of Gehry-designed buildings from Minneapolis to Germany, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Through Feb. 21.
2 -- "Massive Change: The Future of Global Design," Toronto design guru Bruce Mau's long-awaited take on life, style and change, at the Vancouver (B.C.) Art Gallery (604-662-4719). Through Jan. 3.
6 -- "Frank Lloyd Wright: The Vertical Dimension," a startling look at the master architect's proposals for living tall, at the Skyscraper Museum in New York (212-968-1961). Through Jan. 9.
17 -- "Florence Knoll Bassett: Defining Modern," an exhibition of furniture and interiors by a legendary American modernist, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (215-763-8100). Through mid-March.
18 -- "The Castellani and Italian Archaeological Jewelry," a display of 19th-century jewels inspired by Roman antiquity, at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture in New York (212-501-3000). Through Feb. 6.
20 -- "Evolution/Revolution: A Century of Modern Seating," a study of chair design from 1849 to 1946, at the Wolfsonian -- Florida International University in Miami Beach (305-531-1001). Through June 5.
1 -- "Noguchi and Graham: Selected Works for Dance," an inaugural installation in a new design gallery at the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, N.Y. (718-204-7088). Through May 31.