Public Programs

Photograph of a spiral staircase on the lefthand side with light emanating from the center of the spiral and furthest stair. The right side features a pearl and beige porcelain vessel shaped like a spiral conch shell.
09/26
Thursday
Thu. September 26, 2019
7:00pm to 8:00pm
The beauty of natural forms and their underlying design principles provide living organisms with their incredible strength, resilience, and efficiency. Join us for a lively conversation with Matilda McQuaid, Deputy Director of Curatorial and Head of Textiles, and Don Ingber, founding director of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, and his... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
A woman on the left side makes a surprised expression with her mouth agape. An image to her right shows a man with a similar expression, but his face appears distorted and is overlaid by a web or network of white lines, from which his eyes, nose, and mouth are poking out.
10/03
Thursday
Thu. October 3, 2019
3:30pm to 8:00pm
What does it feel like to have your face registered as a data point? To be seen or evaluated by a computer? While artificial intelligence has become a pervasive technology in our daily lives, it often goes unnoticed. Join us for a night of interactive experiences with the creators of Face Values, an exhibition which explores the power and limits of A.I., provoking us to think more critically about how facial data has been and continues to be interpreted. .
Event Address:
2 E 91st Street New York, NY 10128
10/16
Wednesday
Wed. October 16, 2019
11:30am to 8:30pm
Participate in a day of design exploration with intimate conversations, skill drills, and unique tours with National Design Award winners. End the day with a glass of wine and thought-provoking conversations with National Design Award winners and fellow design lovers. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
A light-skinned woman with grey hair draws on white paper. Design Dialogue program, scroll down for additional information
11/10
Sunday
Sun. November 10, 2019
10:30am to 12:00pm
Cooper Hewitt offers a free program for individuals with Alzheimer's or other dementias 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