Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128
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HOURS: Monday–Friday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. –6 p.m.
NEIGHBORHOOD: Upper East Side, Manhattan
A part of the Smithsonian Institute, the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is the only museum in the nation devoted entirely to displaying historic and contemporary design. The institution houses a collection of more than 250,000 design objects, ranging from the Han Dynasty to today, and a world class design library with over 70,000 volumes. Every year, the Cooper-Hewitt hosts the annual National Design Awards, honoring the best in American design. Located in the landmark 1903 Andrew Carnegie Mansion on Fifth Avenue, the museum’s building and campus are just as beautiful as the work inside. Exhibits range from displays of antique wallpaper to shows examining parts of the world not served by professional design to rooms full of handcrafted wooden chairs.
General admission is $15, for students with ID and seniors it is $10.
READER REVIEWS (2)
The Carnegie mansion is gorgeous and a glimpse into what NYC once was. I also love their summer parties in the garden.
I love the Cooper-Hewitt – it is the epitome of a thoughtful, provocative design museum. The special exhibits are always interesting and the permanent collection is awesome. I also love their design programs for kids that they run in the summer.
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