Purchase tickets to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, located in the historic, landmark Carnegie Mansion on New York City’s Museum Mile.

Explore Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color, the exhibition that the Wall Street Journal calls “vibrant from any angle!”

Gallery view of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color shows vibrant design objects and textiles in every hue of the rainbow.

The exhibition includes nearly 200 objects spanning 30 centuries from the extraordinary collections of Cooper Hewitt and Smithsonian Libraries.

Plus, follow the striped walkway of the Color Factory Manhattan Color Walk in our Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden to experience the colors and stories that bring New York City to life.

Cooper Hewitt is located at 2 East 91st Street at Fifth Avenue in New York City. Hours are Sunday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color is made possible in part by support from the August Heckscher Exhibition Fund, Judy Francis Zankel, PeclersParis, and The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.

Display of hand-painted papers, ink bottles, and brushes
Careers in Color: Peclers Paris
As research for the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color (May 11, 2018–January 13, 2019), the curators interviewed color specialists working in diverse industries and fields, from fashion forecasting to early childhood education. For our Careers in Color blog series, we asked these specialists to tell us about their work and how their...
Image features a poster depicting a triangle made up of colored blocks with a black circle at the top with atomic symbol; above: atoms for peace; lower margin: GENERAL DYNAMICS. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
Looking Ahead in the Atomic Age
This blog post was originally published on August 4, 2014. The year is 1955, and Cold War tensions have begun to escalate. General Dynamics is a newly formed parent company overseeing eleven manufacturers, producing cutting edge technology for the defense of the United States. The company is capitalizing on the American policy of nuclear deterrence,...