Press Room

Welcome to Cooper-Hewitt’s online Press Office. Members of the press can view information for museum news and events and access the press release archive. High-resolution images for publication are available through the password-protected Press Image Gallery.

Contact information for media only:

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Department of Communications & Marketing
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128-0669

Jennifer Northrop
Director of Communications & Marketing

Laurie Olivieri Bohlk
Associate Director of Communications & Marketing

Telephone: 212-849-8420
Email: CooperHewittPress@si.edu
Fax: 212-849-1549

Recent News

Cooper-Hewitt to Celebrate NYCxDesign 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

This May, the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will celebrate NYCxDesign—New York City’s citywide event to showcase and promote design of all disciplines—with several initiatives, including the Design by Hand series, a programmatic takeover of Public School 124 in Queens, Design Tales for toddlers and design fair partnerships.

Cooper-Hewitt Announces Appointment of New Trustees

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Smithsonian Institution’s board of regents recently appointed to the board of trustees of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Jon Iwata, senior vice president, marketing and communications, IBM; Avi Reichental, president and CEO, 3D Systems; and Todd Waterbury, senior vice president, executive creative director, marketing, Target Corporation.

Cooper-Hewitt to Present Design by Hand Series Featuring Heath Ceramics

Monday, March 24, 2014

This May, the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will present the next installment of its Design by Hand series, which focuses on the craftsmanship, innovations and merits of pioneering design organizations. Held May 6–10 during NYCxDESIGN, the weeklong program will spotlight Heath Ceramics, whose iconic tableware and tile are still made in small runs on the premises of its Sausalito, Calif., dinnerware factory and new San Francisco tile factory, just as they have been since 1948.

Cooper-Hewitt Releases a New E-book, Favelization: The Imaginary Brazil in Contemporary Film, Fashion & Design

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum today announced the release of its fourth DesignFile e-book, Favelization: The Imaginary Brazil in Contemporary Film, Fashion & Design by Adriana Kertzer. DesignFile is a line of e-books on design writing and research published by the museum in consortium with academic and institutional partners.

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