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Officials cut an orange ribbon to open the museum on 121214
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Full remarks from Smithsonian leadership and New York City government officials at the grand-reopening of the Cooper Hewitt museum on December 12th, 2014.
Damián Ortega on Controller of the Universe
Artist Damián Ortega speaks about his piece, Controller of the Universe, which is on view at Cooper Hewitt as part of our Tools exhibition, opening 12/12/14.
Michael Eden on Bloom Vase
Maker Michael Eden talks about the thinking and process behind his “Tall Green Bloom” urn, created with CAD software and 3D printing techniques. This urn will be on view at Cooper Hewitt as part of “Making Design,” our new exhibition of works from the permanent collection. Opening 12/12/14.
Philippe Apeloig on the VIVO IN TYPO poster
Graphic designer Philippe Apeloig describes the process and thinking behind the VIVO IN TYPO poster. The gigantic poster is part of the Cooper Hewitt permanent collection. You can see it on 12/12 when the museum re-opens, as part of our “Making Design” exhibition. Thanks to Erik Hougen at the Lower East Side Printshop for demonstrating...
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Great Hall
The Great Hall serves as the main entry to the Museum and is resplendent with extraordinary architectural detail. This space offers elegance and flexibility. Maximum capacity: 70 seated dinner; 250 standing reception Dance floor & bands are permitted.
gathering of people in a lush green walled garden.
Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden
With views of Central Park and the magnificent Carnegie Mansion, this colorful garden offers year-round beauty in its flower beds and plantings. The space can be tented and offers tremendous flexibility. Maximum capacity: 500 seated dinner; 1,000 standing reception. Dance floor & bands are permitted. No amplified sound after 9pm.
DISEÑO | FASHION
Join us to hear fashion luminaries Maria Cornejo, Francisco Costa, and Narciso Rodriguez speak with NBC’s Natalie Morales about their influences, process, and inspirations. DISEÑO is a partnership between Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and El Museo del Barrio. This program received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Design by Hand | Public Lecture with Heath Ceramics
Join us as Catherine Bailey (Creative Director), Robin Petravic (Managing Director), and Tung Chiang (San Francisco Studio Director) of Heath Ceramics talk about the history and inspiration behind the iconic American brand.
Design by Hand: The Spirit of Marimekko Design
Join us for a discussion with Marimekko designers Aino-Maija Metsola, Mika Piirainen, and Sami Ruotsalainen, as they speak about their approach to design, and the unique vision of the iconic brand. Design by Hand is made possible by the support of Van Cleef & Arpels