Upcoming Exhibitions

An outdoor performance space is delineated by a canopy of bamboo trees that encircle an earthen stage. The branches meet to form an oculus through which sunlight streams down on the stage.Two men costumed in traditional Asian robes perform for a woman seated on one of several large flat stones that serve as seating. The theater will be included in the museum's upcoming Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial opening in May. Scroll down for more information about upcoming exhibitions.

Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial

On view May 10, 2019 through January 20, 2020

Co-organized with Cube design museum in the Netherlands, the exhibition will feature more than 60 groundbreaking works from designers across all disciplines who are collaborating with scientists, engineers, farmers, environmentalists, and nature itself to design a more harmonious and regenerative future. Learn more.


Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial is made possible by support from The Ainslie Foundation. Funding is also provided by Amita and Purnendu Chatterjee, the August Heckscher Exhibition Fund, the Esme Usdan Exhibition Endowment Fund, the Creative Industries Fund NL, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.