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Stamps of Approval

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A traveling exhibition featuring the work of American industrial designers recognized by the U.S. Postal Service in a new series of Forever stamps will open at the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, D.C. Nov. 15. “Stamps of Approval” includes nine objects from the collection of George R. Kravis II, which helped shaped the look of everyday life in the 20th century. The exhibition will be on view 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily in the Schermer Hall through April 29, 2012.

Design Matters Wins the 2011 People’s Design Award

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum presented its sixth People’s Design Award to Design Matters, a show about design and culture, Thursday, Oct. 20, at its 12th annual National Design Awards gala in New York. White House Social Secretary Jeremy Bernard and musician and fashion designer Pharrell announced the winning design and presented the award to Design Matters creator Debbie Millman.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Announces New Trophy for the 2011 National Design Awards

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A new trophy will be introduced at the 2011 National Design Awards Gala Oct. 20 at Pier Sixty in New York. Created by The Corning Museum of Glass in collaboration with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, the trophy features a new take on the original twisted asterisk form, designed in 2000 by William Drenttel and Jessica Helfand.

Cooper-Hewitt to Host Sixth Annual National Design Week Oct. 15-23

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will host its sixth annual National Design Week from Oct. 15 through Oct. 23. 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.

First Lady Michelle Obama Celebrates the National Design Awards with White House Ceremony and Luncheon

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum today announced First Lady Michelle Obama will celebrate the 2011 National Design Awards Tuesday, Sept. 13, with a White House ceremony for the winners and finalists of the awards. In support of the First Lady’s emphasis on education and outreach to the Washington, D.C. community, the award winners will participate in an education program for local high school students before the luncheon. First Lady Michelle Obama serves as the honorary patron for this year’s National Design Awards.

“Quicktake: Stamps of Approval”

Thursday, August 11, 2011

“Quicktake: Stamps of Approval” features the work of American industrial designers recognized by the U.S. Postal Service in a new series of Forever stamps. The stamps commemorate 12 pioneers of American industrial design whose designs helped shaped the look of everyday life in the 20th century.

"Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels" Sets Attendance Record

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The “Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels” exhibition attracted a record-breaking 172,000 visitors during its 20-week run at the Smithsonian‟s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. On view from Feb. 18 through July 4, visitation to “Set in Style” exceeded the previous exhibition attendance record holder, “Design Life Now: National Design Triennial 2006.”

Design with the Other 90%: CITIES

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

“Design with the Other 90%: Cities,” the second in a series of themed exhibitions by Cooper-Hewitt that demonstrate how design can address the world’s most critical issues, opens Oct. 15 at the United Nations and runs through Jan. 9, 2012. Organized by Cynthia E. Smith, the museum’s curator of socially responsible design, the exhibition will feature more than 60 projects from 23 countries around the globe. Admission to the exhibition will be free of charge.

Cooper-Hewitt to Present “Graphic Design: Now In Production” Exhibition at Governors Island in Summer 2012 As Part of Off-Site Programming

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum today announced that its off-site exhibition programming will continue with the “Graphic Design: Now In Production” exhibition at Governors Island in summer 2012. Co-organized by the Walker Art Center and Cooper-Hewitt, the exhibition explores some of most vibrant sectors and genres of graphic design, including posters, books, magazines, identity and branding, information graphics, typography and typefaces, and film and television title graphics.

Cooper-Hewitt, “Design with the Other 90%: Cities” at the United Nations

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

“Design with the Other 90%: Cities,” the second in a series of themed exhibitions by Cooper-Hewitt that demonstrate how design can address the world’s most critical issues, opens Oct. 15 at the United Nations and runs through Jan. 9, 2012. Organized by Cynthia E. Smith, the museum’s curator of socially responsible design, the exhibition will feature more than 60 projects from 22 countries around the globe. Admission to the exhibition will be free of charge.

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