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Cooper-Hewitt Exhibition Galleries to Close July 4 for Two-Year Renovation The Shop and Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden to Remain Open This Summer

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The exhibition galleries at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will close Monday, July 4, as the museum embarks on an extensive renovation and expansion. Admission to the museum will be free of charge 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 4 to mark the closing of the final exhibition, “Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels.” Visitors can continue to enjoy the museum’s Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden and the Shop at Cooper-Hewitt, which will remain open this summer without an admission fee.

Last Chance to See “Set in Style” and “Color Moves” Exhibitions at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Two popular exhibitions at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will close in the next few weeks. “Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay” is on view throughSunday, June 19, and “Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels” is on view through Monday, July 4. Admission to the museum will be free of charge July 4 to mark the closing of “Set in Style.”

Cooper-Hewitt Announces Winning Schools in Community Design Competition

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and Ford Motor Co. Fund today announced three winners from a design competition challenging students to identify an opportunity in their community that could be solved using the design process. A jury of design leaders reviewed the student-driven design proposals and chose the first-, second- and third-place winners, whose schools will receive prize money to implement the design proposal during the 2011-2012 school year.

Cooper-Hewitt Launches “Get Set in Style” Facebook Application in Celebration of the “Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels” Exhibition

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Smithsonian‟s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum today launched a Facebook application that allows users to virtually try on more than 25 objects from the “Set in Style: TheJewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels” exhibition, on view at the museum through July 4. Developed in collaboration with the digital agency Kettle, the “Get Set in Style” Facebook app is the first of its kind for the Smithsonian Institution.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Announces Winners and Finalists of the 12th Annual National Design Awards

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will celebrate outstanding achievement in design this fall with its 12th annual National Design Awards program. Today, Cooper-Hewitt Director Bill Moggridge announced the winners and finalists of the 2011 National Design Awards, which recognize excellence across a variety of disciplines. The award recipients will be honored at a gala dinner Thursday, Oct. 20, at Pier Sixty in New York.

Quicktake: Tangible Earth

Friday, February 18, 2011

Tangible Earth, the world’s first digital interactive globe, will be on view at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in a special “Quicktake” installation from Feb. 18 through spring 2011. Conceived in 2001 by Shinichi Takemura, a professor at the Kyoto University of Art and Design, this interactive digital globe is designed as an integrated media platform to raise awareness of global environmental issues.

Color Moves: Art & Fashion by Sonia Delaunay

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will present the exhibition ―Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay,‖ from March 18, 2011, to June 19, 2011. Organized by Susan Brown, assistant curator, and Matilda McQuaid, deputy curatorial director, the exhibition will feature Sonia Delaunay’s designs for textiles and fashion in the 1920s through the 1940s, when she was intensively exploring the relationship between fabrics and contemporary art in terms of movement and color. Among the more than 300 works on view are garments and textiles, with correlating designs, fashion illustrations and period photographs.

Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef and Arpels

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

“Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels” examines the renowned jewelry firm’s significant historical contributions to jewelry design and design innovation, particularly during the 20th century. Organized by Sarah Coffin, curator and head of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department, the exhibition opens Feb. 18 and will run through July 4, 2011.

Designing Media, a New Book by Bill Moggridge, Explores New and Traditional Media

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Designing Media, written by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt Director Bill Moggridge and published by MIT Press Nov. 29, examines connections between old and new media. In his book, Moggridge describes the changing media landscape and the growth of new patterns of media consumption. The long-dominant forms—television, radio, newspapers, magazines and books—have had to respond to emergent digital media. Newspapers have interactive websites, television broadcasts over the Internet and books are published in both electronic and print editions.

Bill Moggridge, Designer of the First Laptop and Cooper-Hewitt Director, Wins Britain's 2010 Prince Philip Designers Prize

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Bill Moggridge, director of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, was awarded the 2010 Prince Philip Designers Prize Tuesday, Nov. 9. The U.K.’s most prestigious design prize is awarded annually to recognize a lifetime contribution to design. As one of the pioneering designers of the 20th century, the jury, chaired by Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, determined that Moggridge has been central to how design helps people understand and use technology. “I am astonished to have been chosen when my fellow short-listed candidates have achieved such amazing work,” said Moggridge.

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