Date - April 3, 2016
12:15 pm until 1:30 pm
Cooper Hewitt Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY, 10128
COOPER HEWITT SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM
Join me for a private tour of Cooper Hewitt’s Design Triennial: Beauty. After the tour, we will have an opportunity to explore the rest of the Museum, which has been updated with many new features and interactive technologies since its redesign that was completed in December of 2014. To learn more about the New Cooper Hewitt Experience, you can find out more from Cooper Hewitt’s website here, you can read the New York Times article here, or watch the video on our homepage.
Cost: $31 Cultural Pursuit Member, $25 Cultural Pursuit Senior (62 +), $35 Non-member
Tickets available via Eventbrite
From the website: cooperhewitt.org
COOPER HEWITT DESIGN TRIENNIAL: BEAUTY
Through August 21, 2016
The fifth installment of the museum’s popular contemporary design exhibition series, Beauty celebrates design as a creative endeavor that engages the mind, body, and senses. With a focus on aesthetic innovation, the exhibition features more than 250 works by 63 designers from around the globe, and is organized around seven themes: extravagant, intricate, ethereal, transgressive, emergent, elemental, and transformative. With projects ranging from experimental prototypes and interactive games to fashion ensembles and architectural interventions, Beauty presents works of astonishing form and surprising function from the most outstanding voices of the global design scene.
Also on view:
THOM BROWNE SELECTS
Through October 23, 2016
Fashion designer Thom Browne explores ideas of reflection and individuality with an installation that includes more than 50 of the museum’s historic and contemporary mirrors and frames. The exhibition is the 13th in the ongoing Selects series in which prominent designers, artists and architects are invited to mine and interpret the museum’s collection of more than 210,000 objects.
ABOUT COOPER HEWITT, THE SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. Cooper Hewitt educates, inspires, and empowers people through design by presenting exhibitions and educational programs and maintaining active publications.
The Museum was founded in 1897 by Amy, Eleanor, and Sarah Hewitt—granddaughters of industrialist Peter Cooper—as part of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. A branch of the Smithsonian since 1967, Cooper Hewitt is housed in the landmark Andrew Carnegie Mansion on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
2 East 91st Street, New York NY 10128
Members are invited to join me for an 11:00 am brunch before our tour, around the corner at Island Restaurant. Details will be sent to attending members a few days before our Museum visit.
Island Restaurant, 1305 Madison Avenue (between 92nd & 93rd Street), New York, NY