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Cooper Hewitt to Present Special Exhibition “Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio”
This June, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will present “Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio,” the first museum exhibition to introduce the imaginative work of British designer Thomas Heatherwick and his London-based studio to an American audience. Heatherwick is known for his unique design concepts ranging from products, infrastructure and temporary structures, such...
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Cooper Hewitt to Present the Guest-Curated Exhibition “David Adjaye Selects”
For the next installment of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s popular “Selects” series, architect David Adjaye presents 14 West and Central African textiles from the museum’s permanent collection in “David Adjaye Selects.” On view June 19 through Feb. 7, 2016, in the renovated Marks Gallery located on the museum’s first floor, the exhibition is the...
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Cooper Hewitt to Present Special Exhibition “How Posters Work”
Featuring nearly 125 works from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition “How Posters Work” shows how dozens of different designers—from prominent pioneers like Herbert Matter, Paul Rand, Philippe Apeloig and M/M (Paris), to lesser-known makers—have mobilized principles of composition, perception and storytelling to convey ideas and construct experiences. On view at Cooper...
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Emily Orr Joins Cooper Hewitt as Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Design
  Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Emily Orr as assistant curator of modern and contemporary design, effective Jan. 26. In this newly created role, supported by Cooper Hewitt trustee Elizabeth Ainslie and her husband Lee Ainslie, Orr will be responsible for building and researching the museum’s modern and...
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Meet the Staff: Steve Langehough
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do at Cooper-Hewitt? I organize the insurance, packing, shipping and installation of exhibitions, loans and travel shows. I am also very involved with our off site collection moves, planning of storage space and the care of our collections. What was your background before...
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Meet the Staff: Chad Phillips
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do at Cooper-Hewitt? Sure, it is part Buyer, part Creative Direction, part Product Development. On a daily basis I look for great products for the museum’s store. I also work with young designers and custom manufacturers who make pieces especially for us. Additionally,...
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Meet the Staff: David Rios
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do? As the Youth Programs Manager, I run DesignPrep, the museum’s series of free teen programs. DesignPrep offers designer-led workshops, studio visits, and college tours that focus on various design disciplines from fashion and architecture, to graphic design and product design. I also...
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Meet the Staff: Pamela Horn
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do? I develop content for publication in multiple formats: print books, ebooks, magazines, blog posts, web content, in gallery interactives, and as exhibition labels. What do you enjoy most about your work? The collaboration among the various departments at the museum. I adore...
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Meet the Staff: Vassiliki Giannopoulos
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do? I manage the National Design Awards program – organizing everything from the nomination, submission, and jury processes to the White House and Gala celebrations. What do you enjoy most about your work? Working with passionate people, both at the Museum and in...