Press Room

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Ashley Tickle
Director of Communications & Marketing

Laurie Bohlk
Associate Director of Communications & Marketing

Contact information for media only:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Department of Communications & Marketing
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128-0669
Telephone: 212-849-8420

May 22, 2019

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s popular summer performance series, Cocktails at Cooper Hewitt, returns to the Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden. On Thursday evenings from June 13 to Aug. 15, live music, DJ sets and dance performances will activate one of the largest enclosed museum gardens in New York City. A launch party for the...

January 31, 2019

“NATURE—COOPER HEWITT DESIGN TRIENNIAL” WILL EXPLORE DESIGN’S ABILITY TO ADDRESS CRITICAL ISSUES SURROUNDING NATURE, CLIMATE AND THE ENVIRONMENT Designers are striving to transform people’s relationship with the natural world. “Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial,” co-organized by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and Cube design museum in Kerkrade, Netherlands, will feature over 60 projects to demonstrate how designers are collaborating with...

December 17, 2018

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has announced that a special installation of the “Access+Ability” exhibition has been selected to be shown at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting, Jan. 22 through Jan. 25, 2019 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. Originally organized by Cooper Hewitt, this adaptation is a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the World Economic Forum. The exhibition...

November 26, 2018

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of new curatorial staff. Alexandra Cunningham Cameron has been named as the Edward and Helen Hintz Secretarial Scholar, serving as curator of contemporary design, effective Sept. 20. Yao-Fen You will serve as senior curator and head of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department,...

November 15, 2018

In spring 2019, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and Cube design museum in Kerkrade, Netherlands, will co-organize the exhibition “Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial,” which will open simultaneously at both museums. On view May 10 through Jan. 20, 2020, the Design Triennial will feature innovative projects, from 2016 and later, that highlight the ways designers are...

November 8, 2018

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will present “The Road Ahead: Reimagining Mobility” exhibition Dec. 14 through March 31, 2019. Featuring 40 projects that explore salient topics around the future of mobility and the urban environment, the exhibition will be punctuated with six provocations and a selection of design responses that reimagine livable streets and the way...

Featured Image: Installation view of "How Posters Work." Photo by Matt Flynn.