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Good news folks! Today we begin phase two of our reopening! Our much-loved Immersion Room and our interactive installati...
07/01/2021

Good news folks! Today we begin phase two of our reopening! Our much-loved Immersion Room and our interactive installation "Face Values: Exploring Artificial Intelligence" are now ready for visitors! A brand new exhibition "Jon Gray of Ghetto Gastro Selects" opens today, featuring objects from our collection selected by Jon Gray that celebrate Black culture, Black innovation, and Black lives. AND our shop and garden are back in business too, but you'll need a ticket to the museum to access both—just so we can manage the flow of people. All tickets remain free until Oct 31! More tickets will be released soon and a limited number of walk-in tickets are available everyday on site. Check out our What's On page here: s.si.edu/current and feel free to message/comment if you have any questions 🤗

Good news folks! Today we begin phase two of our reopening! Our much-loved Immersion Room and our interactive installation "Face Values: Exploring Artificial Intelligence" are now ready for visitors! A brand new exhibition "Jon Gray of Ghetto Gastro Selects" opens today, featuring objects from our collection selected by Jon Gray that celebrate Black culture, Black innovation, and Black lives. AND our shop and garden are back in business too, but you'll need a ticket to the museum to access both—just so we can manage the flow of people. All tickets remain free until Oct 31! More tickets will be released soon and a limited number of walk-in tickets are available everyday on site. Check out our What's On page here: s.si.edu/current and feel free to message/comment if you have any questions 🤗

Good news, folks! Our much-loved Immersion Room will reopen beginning July 1! If you’ve not been before, now’s your chan...
06/29/2021

Good news, folks! Our much-loved Immersion Room will reopen beginning July 1! If you’ve not been before, now’s your chance to experience one of our most interactive installations for free! The Immersion Room allows you to select wallpapers from the Museum’s vast wallcoverings collection and see them projected on the walls of Margaret Carnegie’s old bedroom from floor to ceiling. You can even play designer by creating your own wallpaper designs on the digital table. Redecorate the Mansion as you see fit! Admission is free until Oct 31, new tickets added to our website on a rolling basis.

Good news, folks! Our much-loved Immersion Room will reopen beginning July 1! If you’ve not been before, now’s your chance to experience one of our most interactive installations for free! The Immersion Room allows you to select wallpapers from the Museum’s vast wallcoverings collection and see them projected on the walls of Margaret Carnegie’s old bedroom from floor to ceiling. You can even play designer by creating your own wallpaper designs on the digital table. Redecorate the Mansion as you see fit! Admission is free until Oct 31, new tickets added to our website on a rolling basis.

In the words of writer Fran Lebowitz, “there’s nothing that’s better for a city than a dense population of angry homosex...
06/28/2021

In the words of writer Fran Lebowitz, “there’s nothing that’s better for a city than a dense population of angry homosexuals.” The Stonewall Uprising began on this day in 1969 when a group of angry q***r people fought back against police oppression. These ruby slipper pins were made to commemorate Stonewall 25 years later. They were conceived by design critic Jonathan Boorstein and designer Seth Joseph Weine—they chose ruby slippers because, in Boorstein’s words, “the rebellion that is now called Stonewall was sparked when the police raided a wake for Judy Garland at the Stonewall Bar. And what was one of Garland’s most famous songs? ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow.’ And what is an old-fashioned euphemism for gay? A friend of Dorothy. Where do all these come from? The Wizard of Oz.” Read more about Stonewall and these pins on our blog: https://s.si.edu/ruby
Ruby Slipper Pins (USA), 1994; Designed by Jonathan Boorstein (American) ; Plastic, metal; 4 x 2 cm (1 9/16 x 13/16 in.); Gift of Jonathan Boorstein; 1995-9-1

In the words of writer Fran Lebowitz, “there’s nothing that’s better for a city than a dense population of angry homosexuals.” The Stonewall Uprising began on this day in 1969 when a group of angry q***r people fought back against police oppression. These ruby slipper pins were made to commemorate Stonewall 25 years later. They were conceived by design critic Jonathan Boorstein and designer Seth Joseph Weine—they chose ruby slippers because, in Boorstein’s words, “the rebellion that is now called Stonewall was sparked when the police raided a wake for Judy Garland at the Stonewall Bar. And what was one of Garland’s most famous songs? ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow.’ And what is an old-fashioned euphemism for gay? A friend of Dorothy. Where do all these come from? The Wizard of Oz.” Read more about Stonewall and these pins on our blog: https://s.si.edu/ruby
Ruby Slipper Pins (USA), 1994; Designed by Jonathan Boorstein (American) ; Plastic, metal; 4 x 2 cm (1 9/16 x 13/16 in.); Gift of Jonathan Boorstein; 1995-9-1

"Viewfinder: Women’s Film and Video from the Smithsonian" is a Smithsonian-wide series held on the first Thursday of eac...
06/24/2021

"Viewfinder: Women’s Film and Video from the Smithsonian" is a Smithsonian-wide series held on the first Thursday of each month to celebrate the breadth of women-made films and videos held within Smithsonian collections. July 1 is our turn 💪

Explore the relationship between nature and technology with “The Substitute” by Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg. Ginsberg’s work presents a digital iteration of the northern white rhino, a species perilously close to extinction. Check out our event page for more info and a link to register for free!
https://www.facebook.com/events/182607663752334

"Viewfinder: Women’s Film and Video from the Smithsonian" is a Smithsonian-wide series held on the first Thursday of each month to celebrate the breadth of women-made films and videos held within Smithsonian collections. July 1 is our turn 💪

Explore the relationship between nature and technology with “The Substitute” by Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg. Ginsberg’s work presents a digital iteration of the northern white rhino, a species perilously close to extinction. Check out our event page for more info and a link to register for free!
https://www.facebook.com/events/182607663752334

06/18/2021

Free tickets for the first two weeks of July have just been released! Admission to Cooper Hewitt includes access to our incredible fashion exhibitions "Contemporary Muslim Fashions"; "Willi Smith: Street Couture"; and "Suzie Zuzek: the Prints That Made the Fashion Brand". All this, and more, is waiting for you!
🎟 Reserve your free ticket at cooperhewitt.org. #DesignLivesHere

Fashion, Culture, Future is happening now! Thanks to all those who joined in our Facebook live stream, you can watch the...
06/17/2021
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Fashion, Culture, Future is happening now! Thanks to all those who joined in our Facebook live stream, you can watch the rest of the symposium live at this link: cooperhewitt.org/fashionculturefutures

Welcome to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Cooper Hewitt is the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historical and contemporary design, and is the steward of one of the most diverse and comprehensive design collections in existence—more than 210,000 design objects spa...

What would you design to create a healthier world? That was the question posed to participants in the National High Scho...
06/14/2021

What would you design to create a healthier world? That was the question posed to participants in the National High School Design Competition, and boy did they have some great responses! Today we are thrilled to announce the winners, huge congratulations go to Aditi Jha from duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY, Nidhi Malpani from Westwood High School, Austin, TX , and Yasmina Muradova from The Gatton Academy, Bowling Green, KY! 👏 👏 👏

Their design, named Aegle, encourages self-care and supports personal health with community participation, including to help deal with addiction. The care of a physical-mechanical plant is linked to a virtual plant shown on an app. The app tracks and responds to an individual’s well-being based on the goals they set, whether the plant flourishes depends on how well you treat yourself. Do you think this could help you and your life?

Find out more about all of the incredible finalists here: s.si.edu/3wpfUYQ

What would you design to create a healthier world? That was the question posed to participants in the National High School Design Competition, and boy did they have some great responses! Today we are thrilled to announce the winners, huge congratulations go to Aditi Jha from duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY, Nidhi Malpani from Westwood High School, Austin, TX , and Yasmina Muradova from The Gatton Academy, Bowling Green, KY! 👏 👏 👏

Their design, named Aegle, encourages self-care and supports personal health with community participation, including to help deal with addiction. The care of a physical-mechanical plant is linked to a virtual plant shown on an app. The app tracks and responds to an individual’s well-being based on the goals they set, whether the plant flourishes depends on how well you treat yourself. Do you think this could help you and your life?

Find out more about all of the incredible finalists here: s.si.edu/3wpfUYQ

06/10/2021

🎉 How sweet it is—Cooper Hewitt is officially reopen! 🎉

We've missed our visitors SO much—you make Cooper Hewitt what it is. So to welcome back as many people as possible we will remain free to enter until Oct 31st, thanks to the generous support of our Trustees.

Reserve your free ticket and check out our safety guidelines at cooperhewitt.org. Book fast, June is already pretty much sold out!

#DesignLivesHere #WelcomeBack

The countdown begins! Only one more day until we reopen!🎟 Reserve your free ticket and check out our safety guidelines a...
06/09/2021

The countdown begins! Only one more day until we reopen!

🎟 Reserve your free ticket and check out our safety guidelines at cooperhewitt.org. Any questions? PM us! #DesignLivesHere

🕗 Ball Wall Clock, 1949; Designed by George Nelson (American, 1907 – 1986); Gift of The Mel Byars Collection

The countdown begins! Only one more day until we reopen!

🎟 Reserve your free ticket and check out our safety guidelines at cooperhewitt.org. Any questions? PM us! #DesignLivesHere

🕗 Ball Wall Clock, 1949; Designed by George Nelson (American, 1907 – 1986); Gift of The Mel Byars Collection

Wanna stare at a different kind of screen?Cooper Hewitt reopens June 10th with free admission thanks to generous support...
06/08/2021

Wanna stare at a different kind of screen?

Cooper Hewitt reopens June 10th with free admission thanks to generous support from Cooper Hewitt’s Board of Trustees.

🎟 Reserve your free ticket and check out our safety guidelines at cooperhewitt.org. Any questions? DM us! #DesignLivesHere

📷 Fire-Orange Folding Screen, 1978; Jack Youngerman (b. 1926); 1981-67-1

Wanna stare at a different kind of screen?

Cooper Hewitt reopens June 10th with free admission thanks to generous support from Cooper Hewitt’s Board of Trustees.

🎟 Reserve your free ticket and check out our safety guidelines at cooperhewitt.org. Any questions? DM us! #DesignLivesHere

📷 Fire-Orange Folding Screen, 1978; Jack Youngerman (b. 1926); 1981-67-1

06/04/2021

Cooper Hewitt is reopening June 10th, with free admission to all—including to our special exhibition "Contemporary Muslim Fashions"! This pioneering exhibition examines how Muslim women—those who cover and those who do not—have become arbiters of style within and beyond their communities.

🎟 Reserve your free ticket and check out our safety guidelines at cooperhewitt.org. Any questions? PM us! #DesignLivesHere

"Contemporary Muslim Fashions" was organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

06/02/2021

We are thrilled to announce an incredible symposium co-organized by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

“Fashion, Culture, Futures: African American Ingenuity, Activism, and Storytelling” is a two-part virtual symposium that explores the influence and impact of African Americans on the fashion system.

Presented virtually Thursday, June 17, and Thursday, Oct. 21, both programs will bring together academics, designers, critics, models, artists, activists and others to share new perspectives on the relationship between fashion and the African American experience. Register and learn more through our event page https://fb.me/e/RrUpSTaT

Cooper Hewitt is reopening June 10th, with free admission to all—including to our special exhibition "Willi Smith: Stree...
05/28/2021

Cooper Hewitt is reopening June 10th, with free admission to all—including to our special exhibition "Willi Smith: Street Couture"! Considered to be the most commercially successful Black American designer of the 20th century, Willi Smith pioneered “street couture”—fashion inspired by the creativity of people from the cities to the suburbs. This exhibition surveys Smith’s pathbreaking imagination of an inclusive, collaborative, and playful new society.

🎟 Reserve your free ticket and check out our safety guidelines at cooperhewitt.org. Any questions? PM us! #DesignLivesHere

Cooper Hewitt is reopening June 10th, with free admission to all—including to our special exhibition "Willi Smith: Street Couture"! Considered to be the most commercially successful Black American designer of the 20th century, Willi Smith pioneered “street couture”—fashion inspired by the creativity of people from the cities to the suburbs. This exhibition surveys Smith’s pathbreaking imagination of an inclusive, collaborative, and playful new society.

🎟 Reserve your free ticket and check out our safety guidelines at cooperhewitt.org. Any questions? PM us! #DesignLivesHere

Finished Netflix?Cooper Hewitt reopens June 10th with free admission thanks to generous support from Cooper Hewitt’s Boa...
05/27/2021

Finished Netflix?

Cooper Hewitt reopens June 10th with free admission thanks to generous support from Cooper Hewitt’s Board of Trustees!

🎟 Reserve your free ticket and check out our safety guidelines at cooperhewitt.org. Any questions? DM us! #DesignLivesHere

📷 TV8-301 Portable Television, 1959; Manufactured by Sony Corporation (Japan); Gift of Hiroko Onoyama, 2013-40-1

Finished Netflix?

Cooper Hewitt reopens June 10th with free admission thanks to generous support from Cooper Hewitt’s Board of Trustees!

🎟 Reserve your free ticket and check out our safety guidelines at cooperhewitt.org. Any questions? DM us! #DesignLivesHere

📷 TV8-301 Portable Television, 1959; Manufactured by Sony Corporation (Japan); Gift of Hiroko Onoyama, 2013-40-1

05/26/2021

🎉 We have big news folks! Cooper Hewitt is reopening on June 10th! And to make this joyous news even better, we are reopening with free admission! 🎉

Your visit to the museum will be free of charge until Oct 31st, thanks to generous support from Cooper Hewitt’s Board of Trustees.

🎟 Reserve your free ticket and check out our safety guidelines at cooperhewitt.org. Any questions? PM us!

We can't wait to see you again! #DesignLivesHere

Registration for Summer 2021 Design Camp at home is now open to everyone! Register now: https://www.cooperhewitt.org/edu...
05/10/2021

Registration for Summer 2021 Design Camp at home is now open to everyone!

Register now: https://www.cooperhewitt.org/education/designcamp/

Announcing Summer 2021 Design Camp at Home! This summer brings new themes, Smithsonian collaborators, and guest designers—all virtual and free of charge!

Campers will learn the tools necessary to tackle age-appropriate challenges, work collaboratively, and think creatively through design exercises.

Learn more about the programs: https://www.cooperhewitt.org/education/designcamp/

Our camp collaborators: @SmithsonianPanama @americanhistory @airandspace @NationalMuseumOfTheAmericanIndianMuseum and Team Mag

Registration opens:
Monday, April 26 for community organizations
Monday, May 3 for Cooper Hewitt members
Monday, May 10 for the general public

Registration is now open for Cooper Hewitt members! Free of cost, Summer 2021 Design Camp at Home equips campers with de...
05/03/2021

Registration is now open for Cooper Hewitt members! Free of cost, Summer 2021 Design Camp at Home equips campers with design skills on virtual journeys through space, the tropics, American history and more.

Learn more: https://www.cooperhewitt.org/education/designcamp/

Announcing Summer 2021 Design Camp at Home! This summer brings new themes, Smithsonian collaborators, and guest designers—all virtual and free of charge!

Campers will learn the tools necessary to tackle age-appropriate challenges, work collaboratively, and think creatively through design exercises.

Learn more about the programs: https://www.cooperhewitt.org/education/designcamp/

Our camp collaborators: @SmithsonianPanama @americanhistory @airandspace @NationalMuseumOfTheAmericanIndianMuseum and Team Mag

Registration opens:
Monday, April 26 for community organizations
Monday, May 3 for Cooper Hewitt members
Monday, May 10 for the general public

This #EarthDay, learn more about sustainable programs like those designed by Native Renewables. Native Renewables is an ...
04/22/2021
Power Is in Our Hands: Native Renewables | Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

This #EarthDay, learn more about sustainable programs like those designed by Native Renewables. Native Renewables is an Indigenous, women-led organization committed to empowering Navajo families with affordable, reliable, and clean electricity from solar resources and catalyzing systemic change. #EarthOptimism

Read more in this Design Journal excerpt by Wahleah Johns: https://www.cooperhewitt.org/2021/04/22/power-is-in-our-hands/

Written by Wahleah Johns Access to electricity is a human right, essential to people’s health, security, and livelihoods. Of the 20,000 families in the United States without access to electricity, three-quarters live on the Navajo Nation. Despite their lands providing fossil fuels that have powere...

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Cooper Hewitt is America’s design museum. Inclusive, innovative and experimental, the museum’s dynamic exhibitions, education programs, master’s program, publications and online resources inspire, educate and empower people through design. An integral part of the Smithsonian Institution—the world’s largest museum and research complex—Cooper Hewitt is located on New York City’s Museum Mile in the historic, landmark Carnegie Mansion. Steward of one of the world’s most diverse and comprehensive design collections—over 210,000 objects that range from an ancient Egyptian faience cup dating to about 1100 BCE to contemporary 3D-printed objects and digital code—Cooper Hewitt welcomes everyone to discover the importance of design and its power to change the world. Cooper Hewitt knits digital into experiences to enhance ideas, extend reach beyond museum walls, and enable greater access, personalization, experimentation and connection. Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum monitors and may remove posts consistent with the Smithsonian's terms of use. The Smithsonian may also archive materials posted on this website pursuant to its document retention policies. By posting content, you are giving the Smithsonian and those authorized by the Smithsonian permission to use or modify it for any educational, promotional, or other standard museum purpose, in media of all kinds whether now known or later developed. Please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use: http://si.edu/termsofuse for more information.