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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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2 E 91st S
New York , NY 10128 United States
+1 212-849-8400 www.cooperhewitt.org/

March 2016

$15
March 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thom Browne Reflecting on Uniformity

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 E 91st S
New York , NY 10128 United States

Join us for a conversation with Thom Browne, 2012 National Design Award winner for fashion design, and Matilda McQuaid, Deputy Curatorial Director and Head of Textiles for Cooper Hewitt. Browne is guest curator of the forthcoming Thom Browne Selects, which will feature mirrors, frames, and reflective wallcovering chosen by the designer from the museum’s permanent collection, as well as Browne’s own possessions. The exhibition addresses and draws on the tensions between individuality and uniformity, which are recurrent themes in Browne’s…

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March 23, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Emiliano Godoy and Rodrigo Corral: DISEÑO

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 E 91st S
New York , NY 10128 United States

Join us for an evening with the acclaimed Latino designers, Emiliano Godoy and Rodrigo Corral. Born in Mexico City, Godoy’s products are on view in Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.  With a commitment to a socially and environmentally responsible practice, Godoy develops processes that rely on skilled labor and utilize local materials. Graphic designer Rodrigo Corral has designed covers and jackets for some of the most memorable literary works of the last decade, including books written by Junot Díaz, Chuck Palahniuk,…

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Free
March 31, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Kustaa Saksi and Tuomas Markunpoika: New Frontiers of Finnish Design

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 E 91st S
New York , NY 10128 United States

Join us for an evening with the acclaimed Latino designers, Emiliano Godoy and Rodrigo Corral. Born in Mexico City, Godoy’s products are on view in Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.  With a commitment to a socially and environmentally responsible practice, Godoy develops processes that rely on skilled labor and utilize local materials. Graphic designer Rodrigo Corral has designed covers and jackets for some of the most memorable literary works of the last decade, including books written by Junot Díaz, Chuck Palahniuk,…

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April 2016

$15
April 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Richard Niessen & Craig Welsh: Ornament, Type, and History in Contemporary Graphic Design

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 E 91st S
New York , NY 10128 United States

Two short talks and a moderated conversation featuring graphic designers Richard Niessen and Craig Welsh will explore themes of ornament, type, and history in contemporary graphic design. Niessen’s poster series—Palace of Typographic Masonry—creates intricate arrangements of text and pattern, and is now on view in Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial. Welsh collaborated with AIGA Gold Medalist Elaine Lustig Cohen to create Lustig Elements, a new typeface based on modular letterforms designed by Alvin Lustig in the 1930s. Alvin Lustig was inspired by Oliver…

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June 2016

$10 – $20
June 28, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

MORSE HISTORIC DESIGN LECTURE SERIES | SARAH GRANT

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 E 91st S
New York , NY 10128 United States

“Cowcumbers and Cornucopia”: Rediscovering the Grotesque in Design The grotesque is one of the most engaging and enduring motifs in the western ornamental repertoire and has had a profound impact on over four centuries of art and design. Endlessly versatile, the grotesque provided designers with an opportunity to showcase both their artistic imagination and their technical virtuosity. To accompany Fragile Beasts, Cooper Hewitt’s new exhibition of grotesque ornament prints and drawings from its collection, Sarah Grant, Curator in the Word…

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September 2016

September 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Unlocking the Secret Garden: A Celebration of Cooper Hewitt’s Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 E 91st S
New York , NY 10128 United States

In 1901, Andrew Carnegie commissioned an innovative garden to complement his new home just off of Central Park. This idyllic space is now open to the public after its renovation designed by Walter Hood, principal of Hood Studio and winner of the 2009 National Design Award for landscape architecture. Margie Ruddick, 2013 National Design Award winner for landscape architecture, will discuss how Hood’s design adheres to and even amplifies the historic Richard Schermerhorn Jr., design, and will situate the plan within…

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September 30, 2016 - February 26, 2017

By The People: Designing A Better America

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 E 91st S
New York , NY 10128 United States

The third exhibition of Cooper Hewitt’s Design with the Other 90 % series will examine how design is challenging social and economic inequality across America. Curator of Socially Responsible Design Cynthia E. Smith conducted over two years of field research—traveling to shrinking post-industrial cities, sprawling metro regions, struggling rural towns, along our border, areas impacted by natural and man-made disaster, and places of persistent poverty—in search of collaborative designs for more equitable, inclusive and sustainable communities. Sixty-two design projects from…

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September 2018

September 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Diseno Lecture | Architectural Innovations: Conversation with Ronald Rael and Patricio del Real

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 E 91st S
New York , NY 10128 United States

An evening of conversation with Ronald Rael of Rael San Fratello and Emerging Objects discussing his publication Printing Architecture: Innovative Recipes for 3D Printing and his work in architectural design. He is a researcher, design activist, author, and thought leader in the fields of additive manufacturing and earthen architecture. Rael will be in discussion with Patricio del Real, Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University and co-curator of the exhibition Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980 at the…

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