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Repeating pattern of illustrated binoculars with eyes for lenses. Has eyelashes on rims of lenses.
Digital Scavenger Hunt: Exploring the Collection
Cooper Hewitt is dedicated to making our collection available to everyone interested in the power of design. In 2016, over 200,000 objects were digitized for the public to explore and even download from anywhere in the world. We invite you to browse the collection using various features of the Cooper Hewitt Collection homepage to find...
Five Questions with: Yao-Fen You
Yao-Fen You is Senior Curator at Cooper Hewitt and head of Product Design and Decorative Arts. She is also Acting Deputy Director of Curatorial. As a curator, Yao-Fen is a champion of the collection and works hard researching, writing, and presenting our permanent collection, while also finding new design treasures for acquisition. We at Cooper...
The Hewitt Sisters Make a Museum: The Early Collections, 1895–1930
Written by Margery Masinter, Trustee, Cooper Hewitt, Design Museum and Design and Decorative Arts Historian In 1895, sisters Sarah and Eleanor Hewitt realized a childhood dream and opened the Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration with the objective of educating and inspiring American artists and designers. Sarah (1859–1930) and Eleanor (1864–1924) planned for...