Talks

Richard Schermerhorn’s design for the Carnegie garden, 1901.
09/20
Tuesday
Tue. September 20, 2016
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Unlocking the Secret Garden: A Celebration of Cooper Hewitt’s Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden In 1901, Andrew Carnegie commissioned an innovative garden to complement his new home just off of Central Park. This idyllic space is now open to the public after its renovation designed by Walter Hood, principal of Hood Studio and winner of the 2009... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Installation view of “Fragile Beasts.” Photo by Matt Flynn © Smithsonian Institution.
09/24
Saturday
Sat. September 24, 2016
11:00am to 12:00pm
Join Caitlin Condell, Assistant Curator, Drawings, Prints & Graphic Design, for a tour of Fragile Beasts, an exhibition of nearly 70 rarely seen ornamental prints and drawings from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Within the confines of ornamental designs, artists turned elements from nature into otherworldly beings, known as grotesques. These creatures, fearsome or playful,... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Installation view of “Energizing the Everyday: Gifts from the George R. Kravis II Collection.” Photo by Matt Flynn © Smithsonian Institution.
09/24
Saturday
Sat. September 24, 2016
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Join curators Emily Orr and Cynthia Trope for a Design Talk inspired by the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts from the George R. Kravis II Collection. Discover how twentieth-century designers made the daily routines of home and work the inspiration for new developments in style, technology, and materials for everything from cocktail shakers and coffee pots... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Photo courtesy of Dan Barry
09/26
Monday
Mon. September 26, 2016
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Dan Barry is a former NASA astronaut and a veteran of three space flights, four spacewalks, and two trips to the International Space Station. He will describe experiences unknown to most: the sensations of flying in space—from the g-forces at launch to the joy of weightlessness—and how design choices for color and utilities of the... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Recycled Jamdani panel, 2008; Designed by Christina Kim (American b. South Korea, 1957), produced by dosa (Los Angeles, California), embroidered by Rajka Designs (Gujarat, India), beaded by Devi Export (India); appliquéd and embroidered cotton with brocading, glass beads; Gift of Christina Kim and dosa inc., 2016-6-1; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Photo© dosa inc.
10/01
Saturday
Sat. October 1, 2016
1:00pm to 3:00pm
The textile and apparel industries are the second-largest polluters in the world. Confronted with this overwhelming issue, many people are seeking an alternative to fast fashion and overconsumption. There is a growing movement toward repair and mending as a way to combat waste and add a personal touch to the garments and textiles we treasure.... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Kibiso Tsugihagi, 2016; Designed by Reiko Sudo (Japanese, b. 1953), manufactured by NUNO Corporation (Tokyo, Japan); kibiso remnants machine-embroidered to a water-soluble base, base dissolved; Photo: Sue McNab
10/01
Saturday
Sat. October 1, 2016
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse will present three designers’ approaches to the shockingly high human and environmental costs of textile and apparel production. Please join us for a discussion with the designers featured in the exhibition––Christina Kim, founder of Los Angeles–based fashion brand dosa; Reiko Sudo, director of Tokyo textile design firm Nuno; and... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Installation view of “Passion for the Exotic: Louis Comfort Tiffany and Lockwood de Forest.” Photo by Matt Flynn © 2016 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
COPYRIGHT:Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Photo Courtesy of Corning Incorporated, Photo © Bruce Damonte
10/13
Thursday
Thu. October 13, 2016 to Wed. November 16, 2016
6:30pm to 8:00pm
  By the People: Housing for all Thursday, October 13, 2016 Lecture 6:30-8:00  p.m. Part of a series of Design Talks to accompany the exhibition By the People: Designing a Better America, “Housing for All” addresses the critical importance of providing affordable housing. National Design Award winner Rosanne Haggarty, the president of Community Solutions, and San... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Photo © Bruce Damonte
10/13
Thursday
Thu. October 13, 2016
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Part of a series of Design Talks to accompany the exhibition By the People: Designing a Better America, “Housing for All” addresses the critical importance of providing affordable housing. National Design Award winner Rosanne Haggarty, the president of Community Solutions, and San Francisco–based affordable housing architect David Baker discuss the future of affordable housing in... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Winners' Salon_Wordpress
10/18
Tuesday
Tue. October 18, 2016
7:00pm to 8:30pm
As part of National Design Week, the 2016 National Design Award winners will lead concurrent salons for discussion of new ideas and advancements in design. Forge valuable connections with the brightest minds in the design world and network with fellow attendees. Light refreshments will be served. ABOUT NATIONAL DESIGN WEEK Launched in 2006, National Design Week... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
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