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May 1, 2015
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum announces a wide range of program offerings this spring and summer, including the third installment of the Design by Hand series with world-renowned fashion designer Ralph Rucci, lectures on graphic design in conjunction with the exhibition “How Posters Work,” talks with pioneering designers such as Bruce Mau and engaging family activities, such as the museum’s first-ever Design Camp. “We are greatly honored to welcome National Design Award winner Ralph Rucci to kick off an inspiring calendar of programs for all ages at Cooper Hewitt,” said Caroline Baumann, director of the museum. “From the Morse Lecture…
April 7, 2015
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has collaborated with Wieden+Kennedy New York on a new advertising campaign to celebrate its recent reopening in the landmark Andrew Carnegie Mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The out-of-home advertising campaign will run in design-centric neighborhoods throughout New York City, as well as on social media platforms through the month of April. “When Cooper Hewitt reopened its doors for the first time in three years following its massive transformation, we set out to remind the nation that its design museum is open again on Manhattan’s Upper East Side,” said Caroline Baumann, director of…
Cooper Hewitt to Present Special Exhibition “Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio”
February 5, 2015
This June, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will present “Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio,” the first museum exhibition to introduce the imaginative work of British designer Thomas Heatherwick and his London-based studio to an American audience. Heatherwick is known for his unique design concepts ranging from products, infrastructure and temporary structures, such as the U.K. Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, to, most recently, large-scale architecture projects around the world. Organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Cooper Hewitt is the only East Coast venue in the national tour of the exhibition, which debuted…
For the next installment of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s popular “Selects” series, architect David Adjaye presents 14 West and Central African textiles from the museum’s permanent collection in “David Adjaye Selects.” On view June 19 through Feb. 14, 2016, in the renovated Marks Gallery located on the museum’s first floor, the exhibition is the 12th in the ongoing series, in which prominent designers, artists and architects are invited to mine and interpret the museum’s collection. Hailed as an architect with an artist’s sensibility and with projects underway on four continents, Adjaye is known for combining the aesthetics of his…
Featuring more than 125 works from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition “How Posters Work” shows how dozens of different designers—from prominent pioneers like Herbert Matter, Paul Rand, Philippe Apeloig and M/M (Paris), to lesser-known makers—have mobilized principles of composition, perception and storytelling to convey ideas and construct experiences. On view at Cooper Hewitt from May 8 through Jan. 24, 2016, the exhibition is organized by Ellen Lupton, senior curator of contemporary design at Cooper Hewitt. “A true visual feast, ‘How Posters Work’ features 14 principles of how designers look at the world,” said Caroline Baumann, director…
January 30, 2015
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Emily Orr as assistant curator of modern and contemporary design, effective Jan. 26. In this newly created role, supported by Cooper Hewitt trustee Elizabeth Ainslie and her husband Lee Ainslie, Orr will be responsible for building and researching the museum’s modern and contemporary American design collection and engaging museum audiences through exhibitions, public programs and print and online platforms. “As the nation’s design museum, we are pleased to bring onto the team a dynamic curator who will conduct new research in the field of 20th- and 21st-century…
Featured Image: Installation view of "How Posters Work." Photo by Matt Flynn.