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Members' Tour | David Webb Jewelry


Open to Patron and National Design Council members. Join us for a behind-the-scenes event at David Webb with Sarah Coffin, Curator and Head of Product Design and Decorative Arts, and Ruth Peltason, author of David Webb: The Quintessential American Jeweler. This rare visit to the jewelry workshop, where all of the goods are made on the premises, offers an appreciation of the technical mastery associated with the making of Webb jewelry. Enjoy a special viewing of the archives, led by Ruth, showcasing original drawings and production records that continue to direct the efforts of David Webb today.
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Eventbrite - Members' Tour | David Webb Jewelry

Members' Collection Visit | Cooper-Hewitt’s Textiles Collection


Open to Design Watch Members and above. Join us for a rare glimpse into Cooper-Hewitt’s textiles collection with Matilda McQuaid, Deputy Curatorial Director and Head of Textiles. Get a peek at what the department is planning for the museum’s reopening later this year. Examine these extraordinary works that form the core of the textiles collection and guide our acquisitions efforts today.
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Eventbrite - Members' Collection Visit | Cooper-Hewitt’s Textiles Collection

New Collection Acquisitions Span Centuries and Disciplines at Cooper-Hewitt


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.
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The Art Museum Reciprocal Network


As an added benefit, Contributing Members and above receive reciprocal privileges and free admission at more than 40 museums nationwide.
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Become a Member


Become a member to be involved with Cooper-Hewitt at this exciting time as we prepare for the museum’s reopening, scheduled for late 2014. Your support will help to realize our vision of becoming the world’s preeminent design resource. Members receive: 
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Sensational Set in Style Opening


Cooper-Hewitt Members and friends celebrated at the Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef and Arpels opening reception on February 17. Guests explored the expansive exhibition, meandered among gem stones, and danced to the beat of a DJ in a tented garden.
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10 Membership Moments in 2010


2010 was a year to remember for Cooper-Hewitt Members. Check out the 10 Membership Moments in 2010 slideshow below.
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