red, black and gold old-fashioned car
Meet the Hewitts: Part Nine
Meet the Hewitts: Part 8 told about good times at Ringwood Manor and the Hewitt home in Bar Harbor, Maine. This snippet discusses the Hewitt Sisters in their mature years. Travels and Eccentricities, 1910-1930 “It seems in 1905 that the Hewitts went to Europe and Sally and Nelly thought they would go modern, and purchase...
lively colorful painting of horse drawn carriage
Meet the Hewitts: Part Eight
Meet the Hewitts: Part Seven described gifts to the Cooper Union Museum by the Hewitt sisters and their friends, establishing a world-class museum collection. With summer now upon us, let’s escape to the country as the Hewitts would have! Sue Shutte, Historian at Ringwood Manor Margery Masinter, Trustee, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum A Charming Country...
Sherine Brown
Meet the Staff: Sherine Brown
What is your Title? Museum Logistics Support Manager Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do? I control the museum’s incoming and outgoing shipments. I verify, record, and prepare items for shipment by comparing its count, weight, or measurement to verify information against bills of ladings, invoices, orders, or other...
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Education Innovation Award
The Education team was excited to take a field trip to Washington DC to be part of the Smithsonian Education Innovation Awards. Although, we often travel for individual programs, this was one of those rare chances where the whole team got to travel together. After a short flight and a nice celebratory lunch, we headed...
Food is a Weapon / Don't waste it!
Cleaning Your Plate for Your Country
During WWII, the US government depended on Americans to volunteer in the war effort. Over 85 million Americans–nearly two thirds of the population–purchased war bonds providing much needed financial support. Women entered the workforce in large numbers helping to produce the thousands of ships, tanks, and airplanes required overseas.  Food shortages were a major problem...
1959-134-1-22 Matt Flynn
Arabian Nights
Arabian Nights is one mural from a collection of five produced in 1948. The mural is divided into three distinct views, the two ends showing building exteriors while the center view looks through a colonnade into a courtyard. Through this view one can see all manner of decorative fences, roof tops, a cupola, even a...
Maquette, Maquette of book cover design: Dylan Thomas, Portrait of a Young Artist as a Young Dog
Lux in Tenebris/ Artists are Dogs
Lux in Tenebris, Latin for "Light in Darkness," is a line from Dylan Thomas’s “One Warm Saturday," the last story in “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog.” “The barman switched on the light. ‘A bit of lux in tenebris.’” A Latin-quoting barman, a high remark in a lowly setting, light and dark; such...
Drawing, Proposal for Pershing Sq, 1986
A Magic Carpet
“Sustainability,” “green,” “eco-friendly”: these terms have become bywords associated with the contemporary city. With the inception of LEED certification in 1998, and the advent of sustainable technologies such as solar panels, today’s urban designers are increasingly immersed in the conversation around sustainable design. Architect and sculptor James Wines (b. 1932), however, has been grappling with these questions since...
Man standing inside a picture frame holding a squash racket over one eye.
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...
Sidewall, 1830
A Wallpaper View of Early New York
This wallpaper shows a view of New York harbor as seen from Castle Williams on Governor's Island. The design features a landscape view that alternates with an eagle bearing an E Pluribus Unum banner. The paper is woodblock-printed in grisaille or shades of gray with a green filigree running through the design that outlines and...