National Design Week

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National Design Week: October 2–8, 2023

Celebrate National Design Week with America’s design museum! Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s doors are open with free museum admission for all October 2–8.

Located in the landmark Andrew Carnegie mansion, Cooper Hewitt makes design come alive with temporary exhibitions and installations of the permanent collection. Now’s your chance to experience Cooper Hewitt’s groundbreaking current exhibitions, including Give Me a Sign: The Language of Symbols and A Dark, A Light, A Bright: The Designs of Dorothy Liebes.

Launched in 2006, National Design Week is held in conjunction with the National Design Awards. National Design Week celebrates the important role design plays in all aspects of everyday life and will feature a range of in-person and virtual programs.

2023 Special Thanks

National Design Awards Partners

Shelby and Frederick Gans
Helen and Edward Hintz

National Design Awards Sponsors
Alexandra and Paul Herzan
Lisa Roberts and David Seltzer
Crystal and Chris Sacca

National Design Awards Patrons
Kimberly Schuessler
Richard M. Smith and Dr. Soon-Young Yoon
Jon C. Iwata
Agnes Gund
Scott Belsky
Champions Design
Heller Furniture
Bobby Martin
Thomas Robinson
Margaret Stewart

Design learning at Cooper Hewitt is made possible by eBay Inc., The Hirsch Family Foundation, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Pinkerton Foundation, PwC Charitable Foundation, The Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation, with internal Smithsonian Institution funds from the Youth Access Grants for Youth Innovation in Rural America, and public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

National Design Awards trophies are created by The Corning Museum of Glass.