Public Programs

Two side-by-side abstract drawings in black ink on off-white paper.
03/27
Wednesday
Wed. March 27, 2019
6:30pm to 8:30pm
In celebration of the publication of draftsman and sculptor Stephen Talasnik’s new book, Unearthed, a panel discussion about the relevance of drawing by hand across all disciplines in design and art, as well as tangential aspects of drawing that complete an idea—everything from intimacy to smell to tactility. Following the discussion, Talasnik will sign copies of... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Designer Rebeca Mendez stands next to a yellow and light blue gradient textile.
03/28
Thursday
Thu. March 28, 2019
6:00pm to 8:00pm
A conversation with designer and artist Rebeca Méndez and Christina De León, Associate Curator of Latino Design at Cooper Hewitt will focus on the process of organizing the installation Rebeca Méndez Selects, an exploration on humanity’s complex relationship with the natural world and our ties with other species. The exhibition is framed by the Spanish... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
A colorful map of queens depicting the 1939 World's Fair buildings and events.
03/31
Sunday
Sun. March 31, 2019
10:30am to 12:00pm
Cooper Hewitt offers a free program for individuals with Alzheimer's, dementia, and their care partners to experience and discuss design objects and exhibitions in a small group. Led by museum educators, these dialogues provide a social environment for exploring design objects and stories and participate in hands-on learning experiences . .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Free, Non-Ticketed Event
Embroidered flowers in rich warm tones on a white cloth. Flowers fill the bottom half of the image.
04/05
Friday
Fri. April 5, 2019
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Dynamic verbal description tours of exhibitions are offered the first Friday of every month at 1:30p.m. Join a Cooper Hewitt educator in conversation and explore a selection of objects through detailed verbal description and touch. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Free, Non-Ticketed Event
Fashion beyond Function panel. A bright purple child's winter jacket. With velcro sides on a white background.
04/06
Saturday
Sat. April 6, 2019
5:00pm to 6:30pm
How are designers and marketers working to change fashion for people with disabilities? What is Universal Design? How does representation further inclusive practices? What is the future of fashion and disability? A conversation between brand ambassadors, designers, and industry pioneers will explore the development of fashion for people with disabilities, representation, and the business case... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Four panelists and four images showcase their work in design.
04/17
Wednesday
Wed. April 17, 2019
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Join Cooper Hewitt, in collaboration with the DesignSingapore Council, for a thoughtful reflection with winners from Cooper Hewitt’s 2018 National Design Awards and Singapore’s 2018 President*s Design Awards. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
On the left an organic leaf-like small pitcher made from a green reflective material. On the right, a deep teal vase.
05/03
Friday
Fri. May 3, 2019
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Dynamic verbal description tours of exhibitions are offered the first Friday of every month at 1:30p.m. Join a Cooper Hewitt educator in conversation and explore a selection of objects through detailed verbal description and touch. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Free, Non-Ticketed Event
05/16
Thursday
Thu. May 16, 2019
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Designing the Sublime: Mechanism, Risk, and Wonder World-renowned antiquarian horologist Brittany Nicole Cox will explore the diverse utilization of the machine in design through a selection of objects drawn from the collections of Cooper Hewitt and other Smithsonian museums. Examples will range from an eighteenth-century singing bird box to the world’s first tuning fork watch.... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, New York