Andrew Carnegie

Tiffany and Carnegie


I love the fact that this Tiffany lamp was purchased by the Carnegies, and that Cooper-Hewitt is located in their former house—a Fifth Avenue mansion completed in 1902.
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Carnegie's Libraries: A Sesquicentennial Celebration


To mark the 150th exhibition of Andrew Carnegie's birth, this exhibition focuses on the architectural impact of Carnegie's philanthropic public library program in the United States, which helped construct more than 1,600 buildings. Architectural drawings, photographs, cartoons, posters, and 300 vintage postcards, illustrate the program's broad geographic scope as well as the skillful planning solutions developed by architects in response to the problem of designing a relatively new type of building.
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An Introduction to the Andrew Carnegie Mansion


An introduction to the house the Carnegie family called home. In 1902, Andrew Carnegie, his wife, Louise, their daughter, Margaret, and a staff of 19 servants moved into the 64 room mansion designed by the architects Babb, Cook and Willard in the style of an English country manor house. Carnegie’s wealth and philanthropy are famous, and his love of learning was incomparable. The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum stands as a memorial to his aspirations for society.
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At Home from Roof to Basement


Yes, I’m starting to feel at home at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, having started work here this week. On the first day Angela Hall, who looks after everyone’s well being here, gave me a complete tour of the place.
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Video: Provoking Magic


Ingo Maurer’s most lively exhibit in the historic Andrew Carnegie mansion was his installation of the Carnegies’ portraits above the grand staircase.
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"It was time for a change, Louise..."


Ingo Maurer and his extraordinary team of designers and technicians have managed to dramatically transform the second floor of the Carnegie Mansion into a fiesta of lights and objects.
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