Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Housed in the landmark Andrew Carnegie Mansion on Fifth Avenue in New York City, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. The museum presents compelling perspectives on the impact of design on daily life through exhibitions and educational programs. It was founded in 1897 as part of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and became part of the Smithsonian seventy years later. The museum closed for renovation in 2011 and reopened in December 2014.


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