Talks

09/28
Thursday
Thu. September 28, 2017
6:30pm to 8:00pm
In conjunction with the exhibition Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age, curator Andrea Lipps will sit down with Laarman to discuss how his boundless curiosity and experimental design thinking informs the creative output of Joris Laarman Lab.  Known for their pioneering and elegant applications of digital technologies, Joris Laarman Lab straddles tradition and... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, New York
10/02
Monday
Mon. October 2, 2017
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Join us for a conversation with musician and four-time Grammy Award–winner Esperanza Spalding, and Caitlin Condell, Associate Curator and Head of Drawings, Prints & Graphic Design at Cooper Hewitt. Spalding is guest curator of the exhibition Esperanza Spalding Selects, which features nearly 50 objects from the museum’s permanent collection, including drawings, prints, textiles, jewelry and... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
10/12
Thursday
Thu. October 12, 2017
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Ilonka Karasz: Elusive Modernist Though best known for her covers for The New Yorker and home furnishings of the late 1920s, Ilonka Karasz (1896–1981) expressed her modernist voice in a remarkable range of media, from wallpapers to railroad china, children’s chairs to book jackets, printed silks to paintings. She arrived in New York from Hungary... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
10/17
Tuesday
Tue. October 17, 2017
7:00pm to 8:30pm
As part of National Design Week, the 2017 National Design Award winners will lead concurrent salons for discussion of new ideas and advancements in design. Forge valuable connections with the brightest minds in the design world and network with fellow attendees. Light refreshments will be served. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
10/26
Thursday
Thu. October 26, 2017
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Join us for tea and a guided tour of Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age. The program will be led by the exhibition’s curator Andrea Lipps, who will discuss key themes and exciting new developments in digital technology and furniture design. Find out about Cooper Hewitt’s accessibility services. Joris Laarman Lab: Design in... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, New York
11/13
Monday
Mon. November 13, 2017
6:30pm to 8:00pm
The Rhode Island School of Design Glass Department is celebrating the launch of its new book, Wonder: 50 Years RISD Glass, with a panel discussion, book signing, and reception. This comprehensive publication brings together contributions from scholars, cultural critics, and makers, giving context to the breadth of the field of glass, and supports a deep and expansive understanding of... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, New York
11/16
Thursday
Thu. November 16, 2017
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Join us for an opening reception, exhibition viewing, and book signing with collector Susan Grant Lewin and contemporary jewelry scholar Ursula Ilse Neuman, who will discuss works on view in Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection. Celebrating a major gift of contemporary jewelry from Susan Grant Lewin to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, New York
12/05
Tuesday
Tue. December 5, 2017
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Test your knowledge, win prizes, and explore the role of storytelling in the design process in a delightful evening of short talks and trivial disputes. Cooper Hewitt curator Ellen Lupton will talk about her new book, Design Is Storytelling, a guide to narrative thinking for designers. Also on deck: Peter Mendelsund, a brilliant graphic designer... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, New York
12/12
Tuesday
Tue. December 12, 2017
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Over afternoon tea, enjoy an insider’s perspective of Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection. Join renowned collector, Susan Grant Lewin who will share her insights and discuss exciting new developments in the design of contemporary jewelry today. Celebrating a major gift of contemporary jewelry from Susan Grant Lewin to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, New York