An evening FOR DESIGN LOVERS
The annual Garden Party celebrates Cooper Hewitt’s mission— to inspire, educate, and empower people through design— and design lovers like you. Come enjoy a beautiful, outdoor evening inspired by Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, and join us in honoring Cooper Hewitt patrons Barry Friedman and Susan Grant Lewin for the generous contributions they have made to Cooper Hewitt’s permanent collection of historic and contemporary design objects. The evening features a strolling supper, signature cocktails, and special performances in Cooper Hewitt’s iconic Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden.
purchase YOUR tickets
In lieu of tickets, your name(s) will be on the guest list at the door. All donors will be listed on event materials.
$25,000 10 tickets, reserved table, VIP champagne toast, lunch with the Director, one-year Design Watch membership, 10 tickets to Cocktails at Cooper Hewitt summer performance series, curator-led tour, and Jewelry of Ideas: The Susan Grant Lewin Collection book.
$10,000 8 tickets, reserved table, VIP champagne toast, one-year Design Insider membership, 8 tickets to Cocktails at Cooper Hewitt summer performance series, curator-led tour, and Jewelry of Ideas: The Susan Grant Lewin Collection book.
$5,000 6 tickets, VIP champagne toast, and 6 tickets to Cocktails at Cooper Hewitt summer performance series.
$2,250 4 tickets and 4 tickets to Cocktails at Cooper Hewitt summer performance series.
$500 1 ticket and 1 ticket to Cocktails at Cooper Hewitt summer performance series.
$250 1 ticket
$175 1 ticket (young supporters, age 21–45)
about the EXHIBITION
Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, on view May 10, 2019 through January 20, 2020, tracks the efforts of designers working with scientists, technologists, artists, advocates, and nature itself. Co-organized with Cube design museum in the Netherlands and presented simultaneously on both sides of the Atlantic, the sixty-two projects work towards a more harmonious future with nature, from innovative solutions to through-provoking conceptual statements. As the world mobilizes to counter the impact of anthropogenic climate change, the exhibition offers an optimistic vision for a renewed relationship with the natural world.
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.
IMAGE: Project Coelicolor, 2011-present; Natsai Audrey Chieza (British Zimbabwean, b. 1985), Faber Futures (London, England, UK, founded 2017) in collaboration with Professor John Ward, Department of Biochemical Engineering, University College London; Silk, Streptomyces coelicolor pigment; dimensions variable
Thursday, June 6, 2019
6:30–9:00 p.m. Garden Party
7:00 p.m. Welcome Remarks
The Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
East 90th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues, New York City
Attire: Garden-Inspired Cocktail
- Christine Abbate
- Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie
- Vivian Haime Barg
- Erica Boginsky
- Amita Chatterjee
- Cooper Cox and Serena Altschul
- Laura Currie
- Joan K. Davidson
- Tiffany L. Edwards
- Shelby and Frederick Gans
- Jackie Goldberg
- Susan Hermanos
- Ed and Helen Hintz
- Jack Lenor Larsen
- Barbara A. Mandel
- Dung Ngo
- Bill Oberlander
- Nicole Polletta
- Mauro Porcini
- Lisa S. Roberts
This event supports Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. For more information, please call 202.633.2011 or send us an email.