The two designs on the far left feature a textile dyed using bacteria and biologically created jewelry. The middle designs feature simple geometric blocks and other bulky shaped objects made out of novel materials of the Anthropocene era. The far right images capture natural landscapes with simply structures and architecture that aims to blend in with the surrounding natural environment.
05/10
Friday
Fri. May 10, 2019
2:30pm to 8:00pm
Participate in a day of intimate conversations focused on different topics under the theme of nature with designers featured in Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
 
Four images: members of Design for American accepting their 2018 National Design Award; bamboo forest featured in the Triennial; and Cooper Hewitt galleries; next to the work of Design for America alumnae.
05/14
Tuesday
Tue. May 14, 2019
6:00pm to 8:00pm
In collaboration with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, DFA Alumni + Friends presents Sustaining Workplace Ecosystems, an evening of lightning talks, exhibitions, and networking. This program brings together leaders in their fields to share how they define, implement, and build sustainability within the workplace, and how these principles enliven their ability to create social impact. Sustaining Workplace Ecosystems is inspired... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
 
Workshop for artists. Colorful wallpaper with overlapping pattern of trees and people.
05/16
Thursday
Thu. May 16, 2019
10:30am to 1:30pm
Join Cooper Hewitt, Tealeaves, Microsoft, Land Gallery, and YAI Arts Studio for an inclusive design workshop focusing on using technology to further creative expression. This workshop is open to artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are interested in integrating digital tools into their work. For more information and to register, please contact CHAccess@si.edu. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
 
Color wheel of chamomile tea on left showcasing colorful notes including earthy, floral, minty. On right a woman in a floral shirt stands in front of a colorful circular work of art.
05/16
Thursday
Thu. May 16, 2019
12:00pm to 2:00pm
How do we use our senses to interact with the world around us? How do multisensory experiences create more access? We often ignore one of our most powerful senses – smell. But what if we could recognize, understand, and communicate aroma? How might we connect with ourselves and the world around is in more ways? .
Event Address:
The Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden
90th Street between Madison and 5th Avenue
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, NY 10128
 
05/16
Thursday
Thu. May 16, 2019
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Designing the Sublime: Mechanism, Risk, and Wonder World-renowned antiquarian horologist Brittany Nicole Cox will explore the diverse utilization of the machine in design through a selection of objects drawn from the collections of Cooper Hewitt and other Smithsonian museums. Examples will range from a nineteenth-century singing bird box to the world’s first tuning fork watch.... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, New York
 
05/18
Saturday
Sat. May 18, 2019
11:00am to 3:00pm
This is a beginner workshop, no prior experience in design required to participate. This program is suitable for adults and children ages 5 and up. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Free, Non-Ticketed Event
 
05/18
Saturday
Sat. May 18, 2019
11:00am to 4:30pm
Celebrate NYCxDesign with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum .
Event Address:
Industry City
220 36th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232
 
Image of Tree of 40 Fruit, 2008–ongoing; Sam van Aken (American, b. 1972); Cultivar tree with grafts; Dimensions variable; Courtesy of Sam van Aken and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts
05/18
Saturday
Sat. May 18, 2019
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Throughout history, people have sought connections with nature. In particular, designers have observed nature, investigated its materials, and imitated and abstracted its forms and qualities. In this program, participants will learn more about biomimicry and biophilia and how designs inspired by the natural world contribute to humanity from a panel of experts and explore Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial,... .
Event Address:
2 E 91st Street New York, NY 10128
 
Design Dialogue program for visitors with memory loss. A light pink flower with neon yellow burst at center on a black background.
05/19
Sunday
Sun. May 19, 2019
10:30am to 12:00pm
Cooper Hewitt offers a free program for individuals with Alzheimer's or other dementias and their care partners to experience and discuss design objects and exhibitions in a small group. Led by museum educators, these dialogues provide a social environment for exploring design objects and stories and participate in hands-on learning experiences . .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Free, Non-Ticketed Event