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Design Career Fair
This year, Cooper Hewitt is pleased to host the Design Career Fair for students enrolled at the High School of Art and Design in New York City. This annual event welcomes students to speak with National Design Award winners, guest designers, and colleges on the many pathways toward creative careers. Designers from every discipline, including fashion, architecture, product design, graphic design, UX, and more, will be available to discuss everything from mentorship and education to the future of the field. While this year’s program is limited to students enrolled at the High School of Art and Design, we encourage you to browse the resources below to explore career opportunities in design and more.
Designing Peace Tour
What would be possible if we were to design for peace? In this guided exhibition tour of Designing Peace, visitors will encounter a wide range of design responses from around the world that look at ways to create and sustain a more durable peace—from creative confrontations that challenge existing structures to designs that demand embracing justice and truth in a search for reconciliation.
Carnegie Mansion Tour
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is housed in the former home of industrial magnate Andrew Carnegie. The 64-room mansion, built from 1899 to 1902, is an impressive testament to the desire of Carnegie and his wife, Louise Whitfield Carnegie, to build a spacious, comfortable, and light-filled home in which to raise their daughter, Margaret. The mansion, designed in the Georgian style with Beaux Arts accents, was groundbreaking in its uptown location, technological features, and steel-frame construction. Join us on this tour exploring the Carnegie Mansion, its history, and highlights of the art and design still found within.
Designing Peace Tour
What would be possible if we were to design for peace? In this guided exhibition tour of Designing Peace, visitors will encounter a wide range of design responses from around the world that look at ways to create and sustain a more durable peace—from creative confrontations that challenge existing structures to designs that demand embracing justice and truth in a search for reconciliation.
Carnegie Mansion Tour
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is housed in the former home of industrial magnate Andrew Carnegie. The 64-room mansion, built from 1899 to 1902, is an impressive testament to the desire of Carnegie and his wife, Louise Whitfield Carnegie, to build a spacious, comfortable, and light-filled home in which to raise their daughter, Margaret. The mansion, designed in the Georgian style with Beaux Arts accents, was groundbreaking in its uptown location, technological features, and steel-frame construction. Join us on this tour exploring the Carnegie Mansion, its history, and highlights of the art and design still found within.
Three images of colorful ornament drawings by Michel Angelo Pergolesi set against a vibrant rainbow background.
Verbal Description and Touch Tour of Mr. Pergolesi’s Curious Things: Ornament in 18th-Century Britain
Join us for a hands-on exploration of the work of 18th-century designer and printmaker Michel Angelo Pergolesi, featured in the upcoming exhibition, Mr. Pergolesi’s Curious Things: Ornament in 18th-Century Britain.
Design Hive | Virtual Q + A Session
Design Hive is a paid, youth-led initiative at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. High school juniors and seniors dive deep into design objects and processes to develop their own collaborative projects. Along the way, they will learn how designers move from an initial idea to final design! 
The History of Carnegie Hill Lecture with Keith Taillon of KeithYorkCity
In this illustrated talk presented at Cooper Hewitt, historian Keith Taillon will take us through a history of the mansion built by Andrew Carnegie, the current home of the museum, placed within the greater timeline of New York City's rapid growth and transformation during the period known as the Gilded Age (approximately 1870–1910). Why was it built here and when? What was the neighborhood like before Carnegie's arrival?
Carnegie Hill Walking Tour with Keith Taillon of KeithYorkCity
Join us for a walking tour of Manhattan’s Carnegie Hill neighborhood, home to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. New York City expert historian Keith Taillon will share the fascinating history of Cooper Hewitt’s neighborhood and inhabitants.