Family Program | Set the stage to express yourself

Visit the exhibition An Atlas of Es Devlin and explore artist and designer Es Devlin’s set creations, which help some of the biggest performers in the world convey who they are to audiences. Then, consider: How would you express yourself on stage? Create a portrait of yourself exactly how you want to be seen and turn it into a fabulous set for your own pop star alter ego!

Drop in any time during these sessions:
Session 1: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Session 2: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


  • Program Length:  No set time, enjoy as much time as you need.
  • Interactivity Level: High
  • Intended Audience: Youth ages 5-12 with their adult guardian/family.  No previous design knowledge is required. Material will be presented at a K-6th grade level. Family Programs are designed for youth and their adult guardian/caregivers. Adults must stay with their youth during the activity and are encouraged to participate.
  • Free with museum admission; admission is free for children under 18 with an adult. No registration required; first come, first seated.


Location: This program will take place in person in the Lecture Room at Cooper Hewitt (2 East 91st Street, New York, NY). The Lecture Room is on the ground floor of the museum and fully wheelchair accessible. Read more about accessibility at Cooper Hewitt. 

What to Expect: This in-person program will be a hands-on design drop-in workshop (stay for as little or as much time as you like). 

Accommodations: For general questions, or if we can provide additional accessibility services or accommodations to support your participation in this program, please email us at or let us know when registering. Please make your accommodation request as far in advance as possible—preferably at least one week before the program date when possible. 

Special Thanks

Design learning at Cooper Hewitt is made possible by eBay Inc., The Hirsch Family Foundation, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Pinkerton Foundation, PwC Charitable Foundation, The Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation, with internal Smithsonian Institution funds from the Youth Access Grants for Youth Innovation in Rural America, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.