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Cooper Hewitt Presents “Access+Ability” with More Than 70 Empowering Designs
Providing a major platform for the growing movement toward accessibility and inclusive design, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum presents products, projects and services developed by and with people with disabilities—physical, cognitive and sensory—that expand their ability to lead independent lives and engage more fully in the world. On view Dec. 15 through Sept. 3, 2018,...
“JEWELRY OF IDEAS: GIFTS FROM THE SUSAN GRANT LEWIN COLLECTION” PRESENTS THE RARE AND RADICAL
Fall exhibition brings 150 avant-garde works to the public, showcasing the limitless potential of jewelry design. “Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection,” opening Nov. 17, celebrates the recent gift from the renowned collector to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. On view through May 28, 2018, the exhibition, co-curated by Ursula Ilse-Neuman...
National High School Design Competition Judges and Winner
COOPER HEWITT ANNOUNCES WINNER OF SECOND ANNUAL NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DESIGN COMPETITION
After a nationwide call for entries, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum announced Tova Kleiner, 15, of New York City as the winner of the National High School Design Competition: Good for All. Organized in collaboration with Target, the second annual competition invited students to submit design ideas that improve a community’s access to healthy, fresh...
Skyscrapers in the Jazz Age: A Tour with Curator Sarah Coffin
Join curator Sarah Coffin for a Facebook Live tour of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.
COOPER HEWITT ANNOUNCES 2017 NATIONAL DESIGN AWARD WINNERS
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has announced the winners of the 2017 National Design Awards, recognizing design excellence and innovation in 11 categories. Now in their 18th year, the annual awards promote design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world and are accompanied by robust educational programs. The award recipients will be honored...
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COOPER HEWITT PRESENTS “DESIGN BY HAND” PROGRAMS WITH SÈVRES PORCELAIN
For the seventh installment of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s popular Design by Hand series, the museum will present hands-on workshops with world-renowned Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory, celebrated for its technical innovation in form and materials throughout its 250-year history. Taking place May 15–20, the programs offer a unique opportunity for the public to engage with...
COOPER HEWITT PRESENTS EXHIBITION GUEST-CURATED BY ESPERANZA SPALDING
As guest curator of the next exhibition in Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s “Selects” series, musician and four-time Grammy Award–winner Esperanza Spalding has lent her creative vision to shed light on the museum’s collection. On view June 9 through Jan. 7, 2018, in the Nancy and Edwin Marks Collection Gallery, “Esperanza Spalding Selects” is the...
November Designgrams
Enjoy our monthly round-up of some of our favorite moments captured by visitors. Make sure to tag your photos #cooperhewitt on Instagram to be featured next month! @chui_1125 is delighted by the magic of the Immersion Room. @garcia.nyc finds balance in unlikely places. @armyofgreenmen positioned in our signage. @hdkim311 holds education among the most important...
Cooper Hewitt Presents “Ellen DeGeneres Selects”
American television host, actress, writer and entrepreneur Ellen DeGeneres has guest curated the next exhibition in Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s “Selects” series. On view Nov. 11–May 21, 2017, in the Nancy and Edwin Marks Collection Gallery, “Ellen DeGeneres Selects” is the 14th in the ongoing series in which prominent designers, artists and architects are...