Through September 3, 2018
From low-tech products that assist with daily routines to the newest technologies, over 70 innovative designs demonstrate how users and designers are expanding and adapting accessible products and solutions in ways previously unimaginable.
Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection
Through May 28, 2018
Featuring nearly 150 brooches, necklaces, bracelets, and rings created by seminal designers from Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, Jewelry of Ideas illuminates the radical conceptual and material developments in jewelry design that have transformed the field.
Moustiers Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Collection
Through January 21, 2019
Showcasing nearly 60 works of faience, alongside related prints and textiles, produced in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, France during the 18th century, the exhibition celebrates the substantial gift of Moustiers ceramics from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw collection to Cooper Hewitt.
The Virtue in Vice
through april 15, 2018
A lively exploration of the seven deadly sins through a design lens, a selection of over 100 objects from Cooper Hewitt’s collection showcases the virtuosity of objects designed to make our indulgences more scintillating.
Passion for the Exotic: Japonism
Through June 18, 2018
Showcasing nearly 50 works from the permanent collection installed in the Teak Room, this focused exhibition celebrates the inspired dialogue between Western design and Japanese aesthetics in the late 19th century.
Hear, See, Play: Designing with Sound
Through July 29, 2018
Installed in the museum’s Process Lab, an interactive exploration of how designers use and create sounds to enhance the user experience and give objects human-like personalities. Visitors will test their newfound knowledge by designing their own sound effects for Trash Bot, a robotic street-cleaning machine.
Through April 22, 2018
One of the most successful American women designers of the early 20th century, Karasz deployed her modern aesthetic to design everything from ceramics and toys to rugs, silver, furniture, and more as seen in her works from the permanent collection.
Cooper Hewitt’s extraordinary collection of wallcoverings is featured in a new high-tech space, the Immersion Room, offering visitors the unprecedented experience of using the Pen to select digital images of wallpapers or sketch their own design and then project them onto the walls at full scale to see their impact. More than an entertaining interactive experience, the Immersion Room gives museum visitors their first opportunity to discover Cooper Hewitt’s wallcoverings as they were intended to be viewed.
Models & Prototypes Gallery
The second floor of Cooper Hewitt features a Models & Prototypes gallery, where rotating installations provide insights into the important role of models in the design process. Currently, the gallery showcases the exceptional models of staircases donated to Cooper Hewitt by Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw.
Designing the new cooper hewitt
The museum itself is a grand design object, as shown in the ground-floor exhibition Designing the New Cooper Hewitt. Design briefs, sketches, photographs, blueprints and other illustrations from the team of designers reveals the process behind three years of renovation and transformation at Cooper Hewitt.
Access+Ability is made possible in part by major support from the Ford Foundation. Funding is also provided by Esme Usdan Exhibition Endowment Fund, Cooper Hewitt Master’s Program Fund, and August de los Reyes.
Access+Ability is presented in partnership with New York City’s Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities.
Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection is made possible in part by the Rotasa Fund, the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), Gallery Loupe, Sienna Patti, William P. Short III, in memory of Nancy Jean Fulop Short, Helen W. Drutt English, Kim and Al Eiber, and Ornamentum Gallery.
Digital Experience supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Exhibitions of the permanent collection are made possible by major support from Nancy Marks. Additional support is provided by Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie and the Henry Luce Foundation.
The Immersion Room is made possible by major support from Amita and Purnendu Chatterjee.
Process Lab is made possible by major support from Alice Gottesman.
Passion for the Exotic: Japonism is made possible in part by The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.