National Design Week

National Design Week: October 12–19, 2019

National Design Week celebrates the important role that design plays in all aspects of daily life. Launched in 2006, National Design Week is held each year in conjunction with the National Design Awards, Cooper Hewitt’s largest and most visible education initiative. During National Design Week, Cooper Hewitt’s award-winning Education Department hosts a series of programming broadening access to the vision and work of the country’s design leaders and inspiring people of all ages to engage with design and design thinking. National Design Week culminates with the National Design Awards Gala benefit and awards ceremony.

In celebration of the milestone 20th anniversary of the National Design Awards, Cooper Hewitt offered free admission to all museum visitors during National Design Week, courtesy of Target, and hosted a series of programming broadening access to the vision and work of the country’s design leaders and inspiring people of all ages to engage with design and design thinking.

For Cooper Hewitt Education resources, check out the Smithsonian Learning Lab which hosts digital learning tools that help inspire and empower educators, parents, administrators, curriculum developers, and the next generation of problem solvers to find inspiration beyond the walls of Smithsonian museums.

2019 Special Thanks

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Past Events

View videos and read more about past National Design Week events.