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Cooper Hewitt Announces Winners of 2020 National Design Awards 
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum announced the winners of the 2020 National Design Awards at a virtual gala tonight. The 21st class of National Design Award winners were honored for design innovation and impact in nine categories.
Cooper Hewitt to Host Virtual National Design Awards Gala and Expand Programming for the First-Ever National Design Month in October
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will host a virtual National Design Awards gala Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. ET featuring an announcement of the 2020 award winners. The gala will kick-off National Design Month in October, which will highlight the work of the award winners through free educational programming for design enthusiasts of all...
“PARTNERING WITH NATURE” EXHIBITION TO BE PRESENTED AT THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM’S 2020 ANNUAL MEETING
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has announced that a special exhibition, “Partnering with Nature,” will be on view at the World Economic Forum’s 50th Annual Meeting, Jan. 21 through Jan. 24 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. Drawing from the “Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial” exhibition originally organized by Cooper Hewitt and Cube design museum, this adaptation is a collaboration...
Cooper Hewitt to Present Acclaimed “Contemporary Muslim Fashions” Exhibition
“Contemporary Muslim Fashions,” the first major museum exhibition to explore the rise of the modest fashion industry, will be on view in winter 2020 at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, this pioneering exhibition examines how Muslim women—those who cover and those who do not—have become arbiters...
Cooper Hewitt Launches Open Call for “Willi Smith: Street Couture” Digital Community Archive
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum today, Dec. 3, announced plans to launch a digital community archive in conjunction with its upcoming “Willi Smith: Street Couture” exhibition (on view March 13 through Oct. 25, 2020). The digital community archive, which will be powered online by Cargo, will share public anecdotes, personal photographs, ephemera and garments documenting...
COOPER HEWITT TO PRESENT “HERBERT BAYER: BAUHAUS MASTER” EXHIBITION
“Herbert Bayer: Bauhaus Master” marks the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany, in 1919 and features rare works by the groundbreaking 20th-century graphic designer Herbert Bayer. On view in the second-floor permanent collection galleries from Nov. 16 through April 5, 2020, the exhibition follows Bayer’s role as both student and teacher...
COOPER HEWITT ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD CHAIR AND APPOINTMENT OF NEW TRUSTEE
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon C. Iwata as chair of its board of trustees. Iwata succeeds Elizabeth Ainslie, who will remain on the board as a trustee and a member of the executive committee. The Smithsonian’s board of regents also voted Oct. 21 to appoint Crystal English...
MARK CHAMBERS HONORED WITH DIRECTOR’S AWARD AT 20TH NATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS GALA
Mark Chambers Honored with Director’s Award at 20th National Design Awards Gala New Climate Action Award Announced for 2020 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum held its 20th annual National Design Awards Gala in New York City last evening, honoring design excellence and innovation in 12 categories. The Director’s Award, which was revealed live, was presented...
COOPER HEWITT ANNOUNCES LINEUP OF 2019 NATIONAL DESIGN WEEK EVENTS
FREE ADMISSION TO THE MUSEUM AND NATIONAL DESIGN WEEK PROGRAMS, OCT. 12–19 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum today announced its National Design Week event lineup, which features action-packed programming for all ages from Saturday, Oct. 12, through Saturday, Oct. 19. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the National Design Awards, Target will offer free...