Upcoming Exhibitions

SX-79 Camera, 1972, designed by Henry Dreyfuss (American, 1904–1972) and James M. Conner (American, b. 1922. This object will be featured in the upcoming exhibition described below.

Bob Greenberg Selects

Opening February 2018

The 16th installation in Cooper Hewitt’s series inviting designers, artists, architects, and public figures to examine and interpret the museum’s collection. Bob Greenberg is the founder, chairman, and CEO of R/GA, a 2003 National Design Award winner for Communication Design, and a pioneer in the advertising and communications industry.

Bob Greenberg Selects is made possible by the Marks Family Foundation Endowment Fund.


opening may 2018

Explores the elusive, complex phenomenon of color perception and how it has captivated artists, designers, scientists and philosophers. Featuring over 170 objects spanning from antiquity to the present, the exhibition reveals how designers apply the theories of the world’s greatest color thinkers to bring order and excitement to the visual world.

Featured Image: SX-70 Camera; 1972; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss (American, 1904–1972) and James M. Conner (American, b. 1922); Project Manager: Edwin Land (American, 1909–1991); Manufactured by Polaroid Corporation (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA); Polysulfone plastic with a layer of copper-nickel-chromium alloy, applied leather; 12.5 x 10.5 x 17.7 cm (4 15/16 x 4 1/8 x 6 15/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Neil Sellin, 1999-2-2-a,b