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Cooper Hewitt Announces Appointment of New Trustees and Staff
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum today announces new trustee and staff appointments. Helen Hintz and Margaret Gould Stewart join Cooper Hewitt’s board of trustees. Led by chair Barbara Mandel and president Beth Comstock, the board includes 34 distinguished civic and business leaders dedicated to the growth of the museum. The museum also welcomes Ruki Ravikumar,...
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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...
CHRISTINA DE LEÓN JOINS COOPER HEWITT AS ASSOCIATE CURATOR OF U.S. LATINO DESIGN
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Christina De León as associate curator of U.S. Latino design, effective Feb. 6, 2017. In this newly created position, supported by the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center, De León is responsible for researching modern and contemporary U.S. Latino design...
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Cocktails at Cooper Hewitt Returns with Sizzling Roster of Performers, June 8–Aug. 24
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s popular summer performance series Cocktails at Cooper Hewitt returns to its Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden Thursday evenings from June 8 through Aug. 24. The expanded season, set in one of the largest enclosed museum gardens in New York City, will showcase a wide array of performers from musicians to...
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“Making | Breaking: New Arrivals” Explores Emerging Technologies and Techniques
EXHIBITION FEATURES RECENTLY ACQUIRED CONTEMPORARY WORKS Pushing the boundaries of materials, making and form, 43 new objects recently acquired by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will be on view in “Making | Breaking: New Arrivals” from May 19 through Oct. 29. Presented in the museum’s first-floor Process Galleries, the exhibition features contemporary works along with...
Joris Laarman Bone Chair
COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM TO PRESENT “JORIS LAARMAN LAB: DESIGN IN THE DIGITAL AGE”
FIRST U.S. MUSEUM EXHIBITION OF EXPERIMENTAL DUTCH DESIGNER Furniture generated by smart algorithms, the world’s first fully functional 3-D printed steel bridge and a 3-D printable Makerchair that can be downloaded from the internet. These are but a few examples of the ingenious oeuvre of designer/inventor Joris Laarman, who works at the intersection of design,...
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...