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...
Installation view of "Face Values," organized by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum for the 2018 London Design Biennale. Photo David Levene.
COOPER HEWITT TO BRING ITS AWARD-WINNING “FACE VALUES” INSTALLATION TO NEW YORK
“Face Values: Exploring Artificial Intelligence” at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, explores the possibilities and limits of artificial intelligence through interactive works featuring technologies such as face detection, emotion recognition and eye-tracking. On view in the museum’s Process Lab Sept. 20 through May 17, 2020, the immersive installation features commissioned work by R. Luke DuBois,...
Cooper Hewitt Exhibition to Feature American Textile Designer Suzie Zuzek
CELEBRATING THE DESIGNER BEHIND THE ICONIC PRINTS USED BY LILLY PULITZER, 1962-1985   Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will present an exhibition celebrating the prolific textile designer Suzie Zuzek (Agnes Helen Zuzek de Poo, American, 1920–2011) in spring 2020. Her imaginative designs and playful prints played a key role in the success of the Lilly...
A portrait of Willi Smith, hip cocked and looking at the viewer, against a drapey white studio background. He is wearing jeans, a white t-shirt, and sneakers.
Cooper Hewitt to Present “Willi Smith: Street Couture”
In March 2020, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will present the first museum exhibition of American designer Willi Smith (1948–1987). “Willi Smith: Street Couture” will feature key works by this pioneer of streetwear fashion who founded the iconic brand WilliWear with partner Laurie Mallet in 1976 and leveraged innovative partnerships with artists, designers and performers...
In Cooper Hewitt's gallery, a mannequin wearing a stretchy green athletic suit (including a ski mask) is on display. The mannequin is presented alongside a white chair with branch-like form, a minimalist grey and yellow prosthetic leg, and a white prosthetic leg that is bulky. The gallery is white with historic, ornate gold decorations on the wall and ceiling.
WYSS INSTITUTE GUEST CURATES “SELECTS” EXHIBITION AT COOPER HEWITT
The next exhibition in Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s “Selects” series will be guest curated by members of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. Organized by the Wyss Institute’s founding director Don Ingber, in collaboration with his co-faculty, Joanna Aizenberg, Jennifer Lewis, Radhika Nagpal and Pam Silver, the exhibition examines the...
COOPER HEWITT CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS PROGRAM AND ANNOUNCES 2019 WINNERS
COOPER HEWITT CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS PROGRAM AND ANNOUNCES 2019 WINNERS Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum today announced the 20th class of National Design Award winners, honored for design excellence and innovation in 11 categories, including the inaugural Emerging Designer Award. Established in 2000 as a project of the White House...