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Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Info

Ticket Info:
Adults - $15, Seniors and Students - $10, Children under 12 - Free

Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 12pm-6pm

When to Go:
Weekdays

Age Restriction:
All ages are welcome.

Nearest Transit:
86th St (4, 5, 6)

Important Information

  • The garden entrance to the Cooper-Hewitt Museum is open May through September (weather permitting).
  • There are no designated parking spaces near the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum for people with disabilities.

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Quick Facts

  • The Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design NYC is housed in the landmark Andrew Carnegie Mansion on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
  • The Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design NYC is a subsidiary of the Smithsonian Institution.
  • The Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design NYC was founded in 1897.

Address:
2 East 91st Street
New York, US

Website: http://www.cooperhewitt.org/

Phone Number: 212.849.8355




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Interesting Museum for the Design-Minded - Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum

For people with an interest in design, the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum will be very engaging and interesting.  This museum changes exhibits frequently, so you likely won't be disappointed if you visit it on more that one occasion.  While some of the pieces can be a bit odd (you may not actually know what "design" you're looking at), this museum is a fun place to visit if you know anything about design or want to know more about design.

 

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Historic and Contemporary Design at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

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Features: The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum boasts a collection of over 250,000 objects that date from the Han Dynasty to present day. Included in the collection are prints, textiles, wallcoverings, and drawings, including a Michelangelo sketch identified by Sir Timothy Clifford, director of the National Galleries of Scotland, while he was on a sabbatical in April 2002.

Why We Go: Housed in the landmark Andrew Carnegie Mansion on Fifth Avenue, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum is the only museum in the United States to focus exclusively on contemporary and historic design. Both one-of-a-kind and mass-produced items are on display at this famous NYC museum.

  • Drawing, Prints, and Graphic Design: The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum houses more than 160,000 works of art dating from the Renaissance to the present. This impressive collection features a rare drawing by Michelangelo, architectural drawings by Hector Guimard and Hugh Ferris, furniture designs by Frank Lloyd Wright, graphic designs by Edward McKnight Kauffer and Paula Scher, and a large collection of American 19th- and early 20th-century art.
  • Wallcoverings: The Wallcoverings Department at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum is home to the largest and most diverse collection of wallpaper in the United States, with over 10,000 articles representing numerous time periods and countries of origin.
  • Library: The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Library contains an astounding 70,000 volumes related to American and European design, including books, periodicals, and catalogues dating from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries. Particularly impressive is the pop-up and movable books collection, which boasts over 1,200 titles.

Inside Knowledge: The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum was founded in 1897 by Amy, Eleanor, and Sarah Hewitt, the granddaughters of American industrialist and inventor Peter Cooper. The main museum building, the Andrew Carnegie Mansion, was completed in 1903 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966. In 1967, the Cooper-Hewitt became a branch of the Smithsonian. 

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Visit the Textiles Department: The Textiles Department at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum features more than 30,000 pieces representing countless woven and non-woven techniques. Here you'll find woven European silks from the 13th through 18th centuries, classic European laces from the 16th and 17th centuries, and an amazing collection of costume accessories, including fans, hats, and bags from the 17th through 19th centuries.
  • Do Visit on a Weekday: The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum is most crowded on the weekends. We recommend visiting this vast museum early on a weekday morning, so that you'll have space and plenty of time to view all the exhibitions.
  • Don't Miss the Decorative Arts: The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum features a stunning Product Design & Decorative Arts collection. Here you'll find the Metzenburg Collection of historic cutlery, the Shapiro Collection of Soviet porcelains, and the Brener Collection of matchsafes, as well as 17th- and 18th-century Japanese tsuba (sword fittings) and designs by Peter Behrens, Walter Dorwin Teague, and Christopher Dresser.
  • Don't Forget to Shop: The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum features a well-stocked gift shop where visitors can buy books, bags, tableware, and T-shirts that celebrate historic and contemporary design.