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Artist/writer Maira Kalman (The Principles of Uncertainty; Looking at Lincoln) admits to being a collector: "Books. Old ephemera. Old notebooks, boxes, fezzes, café napkins, moss, doll clothes, interesting packaging." Her new My Favorite Things indulges our shared fascination with incidental objects. Browsing through Manhattan's Cooper-Hewitt and her own hoard, she has gathered an eclectic collection (to say the least!) of things seen and found. In paintings, words, and photographs, she shows us a pair of Arturo Toscanini's pants, first editions of children's book classics, and even the pocket watch Abraham Lincoln wasn't consulting when he was assassinated. If this all sounds perplexing, remember that Kalman is a treasure whose work must be sampled.