Installation view of "How Posters Work." Photo by Matt Flynn.
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January 12, 2016
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum announces the launch of Student Design Challenge #ThinkOutside, its first-ever nationwide competition for high school students, inviting them to submit ideas for an outdoor chair inspired by objects from the museum’s collection. Organized by Cooper Hewitt in collaboration with Target, the challenge’s winning chair design will be manufactured by the retailer for exclusive use in the museum’s recently redesigned Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden. The deadline for entries is Feb. 21. “As the nation’s design museum, we have the responsibility to encourage and celebrate our country’s aspiring young designers,” said Caroline Baumann, director of Cooper…
December 21, 2015
For the next installment of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s popular “Selects” series, fashion designer Thom Browne explores ideas of reflection and individuality with an installation that includes more than 50 of the museum’s historic and contemporary mirrors and frames. “Thom Browne Selects,” on view in the Nancy and Edwin Marks Collection Gallery March 4–Oct. 2, 2016, is the 13th in the ongoing series in which prominent designers, artists and architects are invited to mine and interpret the museum’s collection of more than 210,000 objects. Known for his meticulous approach to tailoring in men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, Browne reexamines codes…
November 24, 2015
The Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum opens Friday, Nov. 27 following a redesign by Hood Design Studio, in collaboration with Raft Landscape Architects and Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The revamped garden features new terrace pavers, garden pathways, plantings, a reimagined rock garden and a transformed northwest garden. It will be open to the public free of charge starting at 8 a.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. on weekends. The opening of the garden marks the final phase of Cooper Hewitt’s renovation of the Carnegie Mansion and museum campus, which was recently recognized with LEED Silver certification. “National…
November 10, 2015
This November, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will present the fourth installment of its Design by Hand series, which celebrates the craftsmanship, innovations and merits of pioneering design organizations. Held Nov. 12–14, the fall series will spotlight and feature creative staff from Pixar Animation Studios, and takes place in conjunction with “Pixar: The Design of Story,” on view in the museum’s Process Lab through Aug. 7, 2016. “As seen in Cooper Hewitt’s current installation ‘Pixar: The Design of Story,’ Pixar’s design process most often commences with hand sketches, paintings and models, which inform their imaginative characters and films,” said Caroline…
October 16, 2015
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum announced today a new campaign initiative to take its Design in the Classroom program, which introduces classes K-12 to design thinking and learning through interactive hands-on workshops, nationwide. Launched in 2011, the Design in the Classroom program has reached more than 80,000 students in the five boroughs of New York and in five other pilot cities across the United States. ED by Ellen, the lifestyle brand of the television host and ED Creative Director, Ellen DeGeneres, matched contributions up to $100,000 at the 2015 National Design Awards Gala Oct. 15, and to date, more than…
September 15, 2015
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will present “Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial,” the fifth installment of the museum’s popular contemporary design exhibition series, from Feb. 12 through Aug. 21, 2016. With projects ranging from experimental prototypes and interactive games to fashion ensembles and architectural interventions, “Beauty” will feature work by 63 designers, filling most of two floors of the museum with more than 250 works from around the globe. “Featuring recent work from the most outstanding voices in the global design scene, ‘Beauty’ will expand the discourse around the transformative power of aesthetic innovation,” said Caroline Baumann, director of the museum. “The…