Join Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum at Brooklyn’s Industry City, 220 36th Street, for design workshops. We invite all audiences to come gain exposure to design and the design process. No prior experience with design is needed to participate.

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Invisible apples performances and design workshop— illusions and experiments

Performance Times: 12:30 – 1:00pm, 1:30pm – 2:00pm 

Workshop: On-going

Join sensory illusionist and magician Jeanette Andrews in a series of illusions, magic, and experiments exploring the concept of being hidden in plain sight. Be beguiled as Andrews vanishes an apple into thin air and unveils an unexpected surprise hidden in walnuts. Andrews may even imbue you with the ability to do the impossible!

All materials will be provided. This is a free event and offered on a first-come, first-served basis to audiences of all ages. Children must be over the age of 5 to participate.

3:00–4:30 pm: Designing the impossible— Explore the process

Explore the intricate design process behind illusionist Jeanette Andrews’s one-of-a-kind work. Join Andrews in conversation with Emily Orr, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary American Design at Cooper Hewitt for a conversation on the multi-faceted design process behind her work “Invisible Roses.” Later, Andrews will share how she designs the seemingly impossible in a discussion spanning from psychology, object making, and writing to performance, installation, and choreography.

All materials will be provided. Recommended for audiences 18 years and older. Registration is required.

$30 General Admission; $20 Cooper Hewitt Member, Student, Educator; $10 Seniors

Registration required. Register here.


Jeanette Andrews is an artist who specializes in creating performative, interactive sensory magic. Her work explores how illusions construct reality via moments of the seemingly impossible and her performances have been praised by the Chicago Tribune and PBS.

Jeanette Andrews presented by Praise Shadows Art Partners.

Industry City programming made possible by Jamestown.