Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128 - United States
Museum Day Hours: 10:00 a.m. ‐ 9:00 p.m. (EST)
Cooper Hewitt is America’s design museum. Inclusive, innovative, and experimental, the museum’s dynamic exhibitions, education programs, master’s program, publications, and online resources inspire, educate, and empower people through design. An integral part of the Smithsonian Institution—the world’s largest museum and research complex—Cooper Hewitt is located on New York City’s Museum Mile in the historic, landmark Carnegie Mansion. Steward of one of the world’s most diverse and comprehensive design collections—over 210,000 objects that range from an ancient Egyptian faience cup dating to about 1100 BCE to contemporary 3D-printed objects and digital code—Cooper Hewitt welcomes everyone to discover the importance of design and its power to change the world.
The Senses: Design Beyond Vision
Explore experimental works and practical solutions designed to inspire wonder and new ways of accessing our world. With over 65 design projects and more than 40 objects and installations to touch, hear, and smell, The Senses is an inclusive celebration of the sensory richness of design.
Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color
Spanning antiquity to the present, more than 190 objects from the extraordinary collections of Smithsonian Libraries and Cooper Hewitt come together to reveal how designers apply the theories of the world’s greatest color thinkers to bring order and excitement to the visual world.
The Immersion Room
Cooper Hewitt’s extraordinary collection of wallcoverings is featured in this high-tech space, offering visitors the unprecedented experience of using the Pen to select digital images of wallpapers or sketch their own design and then project them onto the walls at full scale to see their impact. More than an entertaining interactive experience, the Immersion Room gives museum visitors their first opportunity to discover Cooper Hewitt’s wallcoverings as they were intended to be viewed.
Participation in Museum Day is open to any tax-exempt or governmental museum or cultural venue on a voluntary basis. Smithsonian magazine encourages museum visitation, but is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of the participating museums and cultural venues, and does not subsidize museums that participate.