Cooper-Hewitt renovation

The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York is currently closed to the public (except for the garden and gift shop) as staff prepare for a major renovation to the Carnegie Mansion to begin this fall.  Sharon Park, associate director of the Smithsonian’s Architectural History and Historic Preservation Division (in the lift) and Mary Jablonski… Continue reading Cooper-Hewitt renovation


November 9, 1993

“The Power of Maps,” opens at the International Gallery and will be on display through January 23, 1994. The exhibition of more than 200 maps from a variety of time periods and cultures was created by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. This is the first Cooper-Hewitt exhibition in Washington, D.C.


October 7, 1976

The Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design and Decorative Arts reopens to the public in New York City with the inaugural exhibition “MAN transFORMS, Aspects of Design.” The museum houses one of the world’s leading collections of decorative arts items, including textiles, glass, ceramics, furniture, and wallpaper. The museum’ director, Lisa Taylor, is the first woman to… Continue reading October 7, 1976

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