12/06
Monday
Mon. December 6, 2021
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET
Looking for inspiration? Enter renowned graphic designer Lucille Tenazas.  In this workshop, we will unlock creativity through a series of quick, exciting prompts. Combine two unexpected words to see how many ways you can visualize them, and through Tenazas’ guidance, see what happens next! What can we discover when we let loose?   No prior experience in design required. Recommended for ages 16+. .
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12/08
Wednesday
Wed. December 8, 2021
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET
Which foods do you find yummy or yucky? How might we persuade someone to try a food that might be yucky? In this hands-on intergenerational workshop for children ages 5­–12, participants will use line, shape, and color to design a persuasive food advertisement of their own inspired by the work of designer, E. McKnight Kauffer. This intergenerational program is designed for children ages 5-12, but all are welcome to join.  Participate as a family or kids can join on their own to learn more about the basic principles and elements of design. This is a beginner workshop facilitated by a museum educator. No prior experience in design is required to participate.  .
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12/09
Thursday
Thu. December 9, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
In celebration of Cooper Hewitt’s current exhibition, Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer, this dynamic discussion will trace the increasing impact of women in the design of the transit experience from the early 20th century to the present in London and New York. .
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12/14
Tuesday
Tue. December 14, 2021
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET
What is architecture’s impact on the physical and social wellness of society? Why are our buildings making us sicker? MASS Design Group explores these questions and more in its latest book, The Architecture of Health: Hospital Design and the Construction of Dignity (Nov. 2021), published by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (Artbook DAP, distributors). The book examines how our built world was shaped by disease and reveals how historical examples can offer us caution and inspiration. Join us for a virtual book talk with author Michael Murphy, Founding Principal and Executive Director of MASS Design Group, in conversation with Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic for the New York Times. .
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