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ALEXANDRA CUNNINGHAM CAMERON AND YAO-FEN YOU JOIN COOPER HEWITT CURATORIAL STAFF
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of new curatorial staff. Alexandra Cunningham Cameron has been named as the Edward and Helen Hintz Secretarial Scholar, serving as curator of contemporary design, effective Sept. 20. Yao-Fen You will serve as senior curator and head of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department,...
COOPER HEWITT AND CUBE DESIGN MUSEUM TO CO-ORGANIZE 2019 DESIGN TRIENNIAL
In spring 2019, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and Cube design museum in Kerkrade, Netherlands, will co-organize the exhibition “Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial,” which will open simultaneously at both museums. On view May 10 through Jan. 20, 2020, the Design Triennial will feature innovative projects, from 2016 and later, that highlight the ways designers are...
A photographic simulation of a streetscape of the future with multiple modes of public transport, people walking along expanded sidewalks, and dedicated bike lanes. Click on the image for information about the museum's upcoming exhibitions.
COOPER HEWITT EXPLORES THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY IN NEW EXHIBITION
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will present “The Road Ahead: Reimagining Mobility” exhibition Dec. 14 through March 31, 2019. Featuring 40 projects that explore salient topics around the future of mobility and the urban environment, the exhibition will be punctuated with six provocations and a selection of design responses that reimagine livable streets and the way...
The National Design Awards trophy, a stout glass asterisk, against a black background. Click on this image to learn more about the 2018 National Design Award winners.
COOPER HEWITT ANNOUNCES LINEUP OF 2018 NATIONAL DESIGN WEEK EVENTS
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will host National Design Week from Oct. 13 through Oct. 18. National Design Week is a highlight of Cooper Hewitt’s full suite of fall programs, including interactive, hands-on activities, design workshops, an educator open house, panel discussions and master classes with National Design Award winners. National Design Week will culminate...
Fabric samples designed by the Dutch design studio Scholten & Baijings. Click on the image for information about a lecture and workshops.
COOPER HEWITT PRESENTS DESIGN BY HAND PROGRAMS WITH SCHOLTEN & BAIJINGS
For the eighth installment of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s popular Design by Hand series, the museum will present hands-on workshops with the celebrated Dutch industrial design studio Scholten & Baijings. Taking place September 25–27, the programs will offer a unique opportunity for the public to explore the design studio’s process and investigations of color,...
Installation view of "Face Values," organized by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum for the 2018 London Design Biennale. Photo David Levene.
COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM RECEIVES LONDON DESIGN BIENNALE 2018 EMOTIONAL STATES MEDAL
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum was awarded the London Design Biennale 2018 Emotional States Medal for the most inspiring interpretation of the 2018 theme, supported by Panasonic. This medal has been selected by the Biennale’s International Jury, a group of 14 world-leading design experts and influencers. “We are honored to receive this recognition from London...
Rendering of the exhibition design for Face Values.
COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM TO REPRESENT THE UNITED STATES AT THE 2018 LONDON DESIGN BIENNALE
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (New York) will once again represent the United States at the London Design Biennale with “Face Values,” an immersive installation that explores the pervasive yet often hidden role of facial detection technology in contemporary society. The exhibition is curated by Ellen Lupton, senior curator of contemporary design at Cooper Hewitt,...
DARREN WALKER, PRESIDENT OF THE FORD FOUNDATION, TO RECEIVE 2018 DIRECTOR’S AWARD
Caroline Baumann, director of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, has announced the selection of Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, as the Director’s Award recipient of the 2018 National Design Awards. Unlike the other National Design Awards, which are selected by an interdisciplinary jury of design leaders and educators, the Director’s Award is chosen...
COOPER HEWITT ANNOUNCES WINNER OF THIRD ANNUAL NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DESIGN COMPETITION: ALL ACCESS
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum announced the design team of Emily Bryson, 18, and Natasja Enriquez, 18, students of Design and Architecture Senior High in Miami, as the winner of the third annual National High School Design Competition: All Access, organized in collaboration with Target. The winning design concept, titled “Art-Share,” is a tactile art-making...