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 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.
Objects from ancient to contemporary show how optical effects have impacted design
Explore the experimental design process
Explore how culture, design, technology, and the natural world have converged
3 distinct table settings from different time periods
40 projects inspired by technologies that will change how we move in the future
60 groundbreaking works designed for a more harmonious and regenerative future