Celebrating the New Cooper Hewitt

December 12, 2014

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, reopened today after a three-year renovation, which restored the historic splendor of the landmark Carnegie Mansion and transformed the museum's design experience for the 21st century. The redesign was made possible through generous federal and New York City support and private giving from the museum's board and many other donors and friends.

Support for Cooper Hewitt's transformation has enabled 60 percent more gallery space for presenting major exhibitions, new programs that teach design and design thinking to students, families and educators and the digitization of the museum's historic and contemporary design collection.

The entirely new visitor experience invites everyone to play designer before, during and after a visit and to explore the galleries using breakthrough immersive, interactive technologies. The reopening celebrates Cooper Hewitt's future and exciting new opportunities for the museum to fulfill its mission to educate, inspire and empower through design.



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