Find out the latest in Design News from Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Teachers Discover Design Thinking 

Cooper-Hewitt's Education team spent an amazing week in New Orleans with 26 educators from New York City, San Antonio, New Orleans, and Washington, D.C. Although their day jobs include teaching subjects from across the curriculum, including math and science as well as social studies and history, the teachers all became designers for the week and solved a design challenge that focused on school improvement. Working in teams, the educators designed and presented prototypes ranging from apps that help teachers de-stress, a system to help drop-outs reconnect to school, and reconfigured schools that can also serve as community spaces. Learn more.

Check Out Our Collection

Discover a different object from the Museum’s collection every day of the week! Museum curators, conservators, and educators, as well as design enthusiasts like our teen Design Scholars, docents, and Master’s students, are sharing their favorite objects from Cooper-Hewitt’s incredible collection. Subscribe to Cooper-Hewitt's Object of the Day by email.

Graphic Design travels to Houston

During the renovation, Cooper-Hewitt’s usual schedule of exhibitions, education programs and events take place at various off-site locations. Graphic Design: Now in Production, co-organized by Cooper-Hewitt and the Walker Art Center, is currently on view at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston through Sept. 29, 2013. The exhibition explores some of the most vibrant sectors and genres of graphic design today. 

IDSA Chicago Conference 

Join IDSA in Chicago on Aug. 21-24 for the 2013 Breaking the Rules International Conference. The three-day conference will feature thought leaders from outside of design with fresh perspectives on how innovators and game-changers operate in other fields. Also present will be some of the most captivating cutting-edge design leaders out there sharing their successes and failures with breaking the rules. Register now.

Renovation News

A new copper dormer was just installed on the roof of the Carnegie Mansion as part of the larger project that includes exterior restoration and copper roof repairs. The new copper stands out dramatically from the 110 year old historic roof, but over time will meld with the historic copper.  The new dormer was installed over a window after an elevator head house, that was not original to the historic Mansion, was removed from the roof.

Last Chance for 2 for 1 Membership Offer

Join or renew today and take advantage of our special limited-time offer—2 years of Membership for the price of 1—and be among the first to celebrate Cooper-Hewitt’s reopening in fall 2014. 

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Tea Time Towels

Recently added to Cooper-Hewitt's permanent collection, these beautiful tea towels will add a cheerful and colorful addition to your kitchen or serve as the perfect host gift. Buy now.
Meet the Staff: Alvaro Imbrett

Meet the Staff

Alvaro Imbrett shares his experiences working in the facilities department at Cooper-Hewitt.

The Design Event of the Year

Celebrate excellence, innovation, and lasting achievement in design at the 2013 National Design Awards Gala on Thursday, October 17, 2013. The Gala is the centerpiece of National Design Week, October 12–20, 2013. Reserve your tables and tickets now.
Video of the Month: Harlem Focus

Video of the Month

The Harlem Focus series explored and celebrated designers, architects, and artists whose work engaged and affected the Harlem community. Watch any of the talks you might have missed at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Center in Harlem.

Target Design Kids Toddler Programs

Join us as we explore design basics for preschoolers between the ages of 2 – 5. These sessions will engage your littlest designers in visualization, creative play and hands-on activities led by a museum educator. Free with advanced registration. 

Culture Survey

We invite you to participate in NYC & Company's citywide study on the motivations of cultural enthusiasts like you. Take the survey.
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