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.

Modernist American designer Marguerita Mergentime’s bold textiles blend typographic and pictorial representations of American culture and graphic design principles. A selection of Mergentime’s work is currently on view in Tablescapes: Designs for Dining.


Programs take place on select Sunday mornings from 10:30am – noon. Space is limited, registration is required at or 212-849-8381.


Find out about Cooper Hewitt’s accessibility services.


Accessibility initiatives are made possible by the generous support of Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional funding is also provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.