Gala

Gala: October 19, 2017

The National Design Awards are bestowed each year at a benefit dinner and awards ceremony hosted by Cooper Hewitt.

RESERVE YOUR PLACE TODAY!

Celebrate the National Design Award winners at the National Design Awards Gala in Cooper Hewitt’s spectacular Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden or honor the winners by making a contribution if you cannot attend. All proceeds support Cooper Hewitt’s programs to educate, inspire, and empower people through design.

Reserve your tables and tickets online, call 212.849.8340, or email ndatickets@si.edu. Seating is limited. Contributions may be made here.

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2017 Gala Co-Chairs

  • Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie
  • Kurt Andersen and Anne Kreamer
  • Susan Avarde
  • Scott and Erica Belsky
  • Agnes Bourne
  • Amita and Purnendu Chatterjee
  • Alex Constantinople
  • Bart Friedman and Wendy Stein
  • Shelby and Frederick Gans
  • Alice Gottesman
  • Helen and Edward Hintz
  • Jon and Shigemi Iwata
  • Jon Kamen
  • Elizabeth Lowrey
  • David and Cindy Lubars
  • Barbara A. and Morton Mandel
  • David Manfredi
  • Dung Ngo
  • Ellen Niven
  • David Rockwell
  • Madeleine K. Rudin
  • Rachel Shechtman
  • Margaret Gould Stewart
  • Michael Ventura
  • Todd Waterbury
  • Judy Francis Zankel and Norman S. Benzaquen

2016 National Design Awards

The 2016 National Design Award winners were honored during a gala benefit dinner and awards ceremony set in the spectacular Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden at Cooper Hewitt on October 20, 2016. All proceeds support Cooper Hewitt’s programs that educate, inspire, and empower people through design.

2017 Special Thanks

Featured Image: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design museum hosts the National Design Awards Gala during National Design Week in New York, New York on October 20, 2016. Photo by Angela Jimenez for Cooper Hewitt