05/11
Tuesday
Tue. May 11, 2021
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Step into 1890s Manhattan and explore the stories of the women who founded Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Hear from curators, writers, and historians who have studied the legacy of Sarah and Eleanor Hewitt—their lives, travels, and the making of a museum.   .
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05/13
Thursday
Thu. May 13, 2021
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Have you ever wondered how the building or library in your neighborhood was built? In this intergenerational workshop, learn the ins-and-outs of architecture design and use creative problem solving to tackle hands-on challenges inspired by the world around us. Then, put your creativity to the test as you use materials from around your home to create an architectural design of your own with guest designers from Snøhetta, 2020 National Design Award winner for Architecture Design. This intergenerational program is suitable for families, youth, and adults. Participate as a family or join us on your own to learn more about the basic principles and elements of design. .
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Watercolor map of New York City
05/18
Tuesday
Tue. May 18, 2021
12:30pm to 1:15pm
Watercolor Maptiles Join Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum for the latest installment in the Behind the Design program series. Curator Andrea Lipps, conservator Jessica Walthew, and Stamen Design’s founder and creative director Eric Rodenbeck will discuss Watercolor Maptiles—a web-based, open-source mapping tool that displays OpenStreetMap’s data with the hand-hewn textures of watercolor paint. Launched by... .
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Virtual Program
 
05/25
Tuesday
Tue. May 25, 2021
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Join Cooper Hewitt for an engaging discussion about fashion and identity in the Arab world and diaspora. .
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This is a virtual program.