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Arthur Sinclair Covey/ The Accidental Tourist

In college, one of my favorite ways to relax—and also begin research—was to go to the library and skim the shelves. Even if I were armed with a printout listing books I needed to pull, there was always a discovery waiting. Archives filled with rows and rows of uniform boxes rarely present this same serendipity; there are no brightly colored book spines to catch the eye or give context to what one might find inside.

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Museum Matters/ Caroline Baumann, Director of the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum

From 17th-century wearable textiles to airplane-printed wallpaper to part-Kevlar athletic shoes, design has the task of doing double duty: to function while being beautiful. To trace design’s history stateside, Artsy turns to its partner the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, the only museum in the U.S. devoted exclusively to historical and contemporary design.

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Cooper-Hewitt Tours of Design Miami/ 2012

The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum was opened in 1897 under the auspices of the Smithsonian, with the purpose of enriching the public’s knowledge of the nature and far-flung impacts of design. It is our pleasure to announce that Andrea Lipps, Assistant Curator of the Museum, will be be giving guided tours…

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