Caroline Baumann was discharged from her position as museum director after the Smithsonian investigated an alleged conflict of interest regarding the dress and venue for her 2018 wedding.
Marilyn F. Friedman will discuss her book Making America Modern: Interior Design in the 1930s at Cooper Hewitt’s Design Talk next week.
The centerpiece of the Cooper Hewitt’s The World of Radio exhibition is a rarely seen, 16-foot-long mural that broadcasts moments from the medium’s early history.
An exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt showcases creative solutions to preproduction by three designers based in Tokyo, Milan, and Los Angeles.
Home to drawings, textiles, jewelry, furniture, and thousands of other design objects, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is taking increased advantage of the internet’s digital real estate.
Thanks to the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s 19th-century roots and the Hewitt sisters’ collection, the institution has strong holdings in that era’s decorative arts. This month, the New York museum announced that its 20th-century collections were strengthened with a considerable gift from George R. Kravis II.
Some posters make you pause mid-stride; others disappear into the background like so much white noise.
Today a redesigned Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum opens its doors. Over the past three years the museum has completed an extensive physical renovation of its campus, the Carnegie Mansion, a National Historic Landmark building.