The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. The collection of more than 210,000 design objects spans thirty centuries thirty centuries of human creativity.
The Museum's temporary exhibitions explore the process of design, both historic and contemporary.
Cooper Hewitt is housed in the landmark Andrew Carnegie Mansion on Fifth Avenue in New York City, and the campus also includes two historic townhouses renovated with state-of-the-art conservation technology and a unique terrace and garden.
Series invites designers, artists, architects, and public figures to interpret the museum’s collection
70 innovative designs that assist with daily routines
60 works of 18th-century French faience, and related prints & textiles
190+ objects from antiquity to now reveal the excitement designers bring to the visual world
20 works plus 3 process drawings explore color relationships
Objects from ancient to contemporary show how optical effects have impacted design
Celebrate the sensory richness of design