Visionary Sisters Make a ‘Modern Museum’

The making of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum started with two sisters. Learn more about the sisters, their family and the origins of the nation’s design museum.

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Illustrated by Evan Keeling

Sarah and Eleanor Hewitt are subjects of the museum's exhibition Sarah & Eleanor Hewitt: Designing a Modern Museum (on view through Oct. 10, 2022).

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