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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.

Crimilda in cap and gown, Courtesy of Western Michigan University Special Collections, Crimilda Pontes Graphic Arts Archive.

Crimilda Pontes: The Original Designer of the Smithsonian Sunburst