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Learning the ABCs of Design

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will celebrate NYCxDesign—New York City’s inaugural citywide event to showcase and promote design of all disciplines—with several educational initiatives, including a programmatic takeover of Public School 3 in lower Manhattan, Design Tales for toddlers and a design expo for teachers.

Cooper-Hewitt Announces Harlem Focus Series

Friday, April 19, 2013

This spring, the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will launch the Harlem Focus programming series highlighting designers, architects and artists whose work engages and affects the local Harlem community. The museum will feature a series of talks curated and led by architectural consultant and Harlem historian John Reddick at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Center (111 Central Park North, New York).

New Collection Acquisitions Span Centuries and Disciplines at Cooper-Hewitt

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Design Watch members have chosen architect and glassmaker Carlo Scarpa’s “Model 3461” vase, made at the Venini glassworks, as a gift to join the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Members of Design Watch, museum supporters, were invited to hear object presentations from curators in each of the museum’s four curatorial departments and vote on a design object to be purchased using proceeds from their membership dues. The museum today announced the acquisition, along with several other works.

Cooper-Hewitt Announces Publication of White Paper and Panel Event on Socially Responsible Design

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum today announced the publication of the white paper Design and Social Impact: A cross-sectoral agenda for design education, research and practice, along with a panel discussion on the paper’s findings and proposals to be held Feb. 21 in New York. The paper is an outgrowth of the 2012 Social Impact Design Summit at The Rockefeller Foundation, which was hosted by Cooper-Hewitt, The Lemelson Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Surdna Foundation to discuss strategies and actions to advance the field of socially responsible design—one term that refers to the practice of design for the public good, especially in disadvantaged communities.

2013 Design Talks Series to Feature National Design Award Winners

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Design Talks, a vibrant conversation and presentation series organized by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, will run from March through May at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Center in Harlem in New York City. This year’s series will feature winners from the 2012 National Design Awards and focus on collaborative aspects of design.
 

Cooper-Hewitt Launches DesignFile Publishing Initiative

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum today announced the launch of DesignFile, a new line of e-books on design writing and research published in consortium with academic and institutional partners. The line will release at least six to 12 titles annually during its first three years. Among the three publications to be released Feb. 1 are Design Cult by Steven Heller, The Miser’s Purse by Laura Camerlengo and Hacking Design by Avinash Rajagopal, all of which are priced at $2.99. DesignFile is the latest publishing initiative of Cooper-Hewitt, following the establishment of an independent publishing imprint in 2006.

Cooper-Hewitt Launches Object of the Day to Expand Collection Access

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum today announced the launch of Object of the Day, a new section of the website designed to foster ongoing engagement with Cooper-Hewitt’s collection while the museum is undergoing renovation (www.cooperhewitt.org/object-of-the-day). Object of the Day features a new collection work daily and draws from more than 217,000 objects spanning 30 centuries in four curatorial departments—Drawings, Prints and Graphic Design, Product Design and Decorative Arts, Textiles and Wallcoverings—and the National Design Library.

Cooper-Hewitt to Host Seventh Annual National Design Week Oct. 13–21

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Cooper-Hewitt to Host Seventh Annual National Design Week Oct. 13–21

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will host its seventh annual National Design Week from Oct. 13 through Oct. 21. The museum will offer a series of public programs and a range of online resources for students, teachers, design professionals and the general public to celebrate the important role that design plays in all aspects of daily life. All Cooper-Hewitt programs are free with advance registration at www.cooperhewitt.org/ndw. 

Fall Exhibition Tour Schedule

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cooper-Hewitt Announces Fall Exhibition Tour Schedule

Several exhibitions organized by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will be traveling across the country and around the world this fall, including “Romantic Interiors: Watercolours 1820–1890,” “Design with the Other 90%: CITIES” and “Graphic Design—Now in Production.”

Cooper-Hewitt Mourns the Loss of Director Bill Moggridge

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Bill Moggridge, director of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum since 2010, died Sept. 8, following a battle with cancer. He was 69 years old. Designer of the first laptop computer and co-founder of IDEO, the renowned innovation and design firm, Moggridge pioneered interaction design and integrated human factors into the design of computer software and hardware.

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