Cooper-Hewitt Receives Largest-ever Gift
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum has received the largest gift in its history. Museum friend, trustee and board chair Barbara Mandel and her husband, Morton, have given the museum $10 million. The gift is made through the Morton and Barbara Mandel Family Foundation. The funds will support Cooper-Hewitt’s reopening in late fall 2014, including new programs and initiatives, digitization of the collections, and the creation and maintenance of a 6,000 square-foot, third‐floor gallery in the museum’s main facility, the Carnegie Mansion. The new exhibition space will be designated the Barbara and Morton Mandel Design Gallery in honor of the donors.