26 March 2013
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.
26 November 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…