Public Programs

11/20
Wednesday
Wed. November 20, 2019
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Students will work with 3D printing, clay model making, and traditional jewelry techniques to create a capsule collection of jewelry objects with guest designer Jocelyn DeSisto. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Three sculptual rings made by designer Karl Fritsch. Each ring is made with a different metal and features rough and sculptural elements, beset with colorful gems.
11/20
Wednesday
Wed. November 20, 2019
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Celebrate NYC Jewelry Week with Cooper Hewitt and Munich-based artist Karl Fritsch. Playful and tough, intricate and coarse, Fritsch’s avant-garde pieces challenge the concept of what jewelry, and sculpture, can be. Join us for a presentation and lively discussion of Fritsch’s work along with Jeanne Greenberg and Alexandra Cunningham Cameron, Curator of Contemporary Design. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
12/05
Thursday
Thu. December 5, 2019
11:00am to 1:30pm
Join us for a lively afternoon exploring the experimental materials, novelty textures, and “vibrating” color palette in textiles generated by designer and entrepreneur Dorothy Wright Liebes (1897-1972), nationally recognized in her own time as America’s “First Lady of the looms.” .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
12/05
Thursday
Thu. December 5, 2019
2:30pm to 5:00pm
In mid-twentieth century San Francisco, two women explored new directions in weaving and the design of fabrics and wallcoverings. Join us to discover the works of émigré Trude Guermonprez (1910-1976), an inventive and inspiring weaver, textile designer, and teacher, and her contemporary Lanette Scheeline (1910-2001), a Bay Area native who operated a successful textile and wallpaper design business. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
01/19
Sunday
Sun. January 19, 2020
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