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Cooper Hewitt Opens Reimagined Arthur Ross Terrace & Garden
The Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum opens Friday, Nov. 27 following a redesign by Hood Design Studio, in collaboration with Raft Landscape Architects and Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The revamped garden features new terrace pavers, garden pathways, plantings, a reimagined rock garden and a transformed northwest garden. It will be open to...
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Cooper Hewitt Announces 2016 exhibition, “Beauty―Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial”
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will present “Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial,” the fifth installment of the museum’s popular contemporary design exhibition series, from Feb. 12 through Aug. 21, 2016. With projects ranging from experimental prototypes and interactive games to fashion ensembles and architectural interventions, “Beauty” will feature work by 63 designers, filling most of two floors...
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Cooper Hewitt Launches Advertising Campaign to Celebrate Its Reopening on the Upper East Side
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has collaborated with Wieden+Kennedy New York on a new advertising campaign to celebrate its recent reopening in the landmark Andrew Carnegie Mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The out-of-home advertising campaign will run in design-centric neighborhoods throughout New York City, as well as on social media platforms through...
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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. 14, 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 more than 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...
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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,...