Young Patrons

Who are Cooper Hewitt Young patrons?

Cooper Hewitt’s Young Patrons are a group of professionals between the age of 21-45, with a passion for design and an appreciation for its power to educate, inspire, and empower people. Participation starts at the Design Insider ($350) membership level.

The Young Patron Steering Committee is a dedicated group of members responsible for shaping the program through events, planning, and outreach.

Steering Committee
Rae Cohen Bernamoff
Erica Boginsky
Luke Cohler
Laura Currie
Rachel Libeskind
Junyao Peng
Abby Pucker
Emma Scully
Rae Tao
Jonathan Yaraghi

How do I sign up?

  • Step 2: Indicate “Young Patrons” in the comments section during your transaction.

What are the benefits of being a Young Patron?

  • Special invitations for two to exhibition previews, select studio visits, and design events and parties
  • Access to select design and art fairs
  • Invitation to the annual Holiday Celebration
  • Free access to Cocktails at Cooper Hewitt
  • Access to the Art Museum Reciprocal Network
  • Special design offers
  • Unlimited gallery admission for two adults and children under 18
  • Discounts at the museum cafe and SHOP, and on program tickets
  • Subscription to the museum’s Design Journal

Visit our Special Membership Groups page for information on additional benefits at higher membership levels.


Questions about membership or Cooper Hewitt Young Patrons? Contact or call 212.849.8349.


Featured Image: Katie Stout studio visit (Image by Chris Gauthier)