Public Programs

07/24
Wednesday
Wed. July 24, 2024
1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. ET
In this curator-guided tour of Acquired! Shaping the National Design Collection, visitors will explore the historical foundations and the future direction of Cooper Hewitt’s permanent collection. The national design collection, which has been part of the Smithsonian since 1967, is a living one that continues to grow and change as new works and ideas that... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E 91st St
New York, NY 10128
Free with museum admission
08/01
Thursday
Thu. August 1, 2024
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Experience the Cooper Hewitt collection objects and exhibitions through drawing! An Atlas of Es Devlin is the first monographic exhibition of British artist and stage designer Es Devlin. The exhibition traces the throughline from Devlin’s early artwork, to sketches and stage plans, to models and videos of her stage designs activated. This exhibition is full of visual imagery to spark the imagination for sketching!  .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E 91st Street New York, NY 10028
Free with museum admission
08/07
Wednesday
Wed. August 7, 2024
1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. ET
Come tour the galleries and learn about how conservators work to preserve the collections for future generations. Specific examples of pieces that require special handling or treatment will be highlighted and the challenges of exhibiting in an historic mansion discussed.  Questions about the conservation process will be welcomed. Tour led by Sarah Barack, Head of Conservation and Senior Objects Conservator. .
Event Address:
2 E. 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Free with museum admission
08/10
Saturday
Sat. August 10, 2024
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Experience the Cooper Hewitt collection objects and exhibitions through drawing! The Acquired! Shaping the National Design Collection exhibition highlights how Cooper Hewitt acquires new objects to shape the collection to better reflect current issues and design’s evolving role in daily interactions. The exhibition has over 150 works on view – which ones will you sketch? .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E 91st Street New York, NY 10028
Free with museum admission
08/21
Wednesday
Wed. August 21, 2024
1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. ET
In this curator-guided tour of Acquired! Shaping the National Design Collection, visitors will explore the historical foundations and the future direction of Cooper Hewitt’s permanent collection. The national design collection, which has been part of the Smithsonian since 1967, is a living one that continues to grow and change as new works and ideas that... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E 91st St
New York, NY 10128
Free with museum admission