After three long years of renovation the new Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum opens today and we couldn’t be more excited! Combining history and technology, the CH allows visitors to immerse themselves in design in a myriad of ways. Their opening exhibitions include a fascinating examination of tools in Extending Our Reach; a study of the fundamentals shifts and changes in design over the past 50 years in Beautiful Users; and a life story through objects in Maira Kalman Selects. The museum will also kick off an amazing season of family and kid programming, including Sunday's “Design Your Own Tool” with Oscar Lopez, sponsored by Target. Can’t make it for the opening weekend? Be sure to check out their gorgeously designed website. We especially love learning about the smart people who are dedicated to design and design history in the “Meet the Staff” section of their excellent blog and exploring the collection with the "Object of the Day."
The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum is located at 2 East 91st Street (between 5th and Madison) in New York City. It is open weekdays and Sundays from 10am-6pm, and stays open until 9pm on Saturdays. Admissions is $18 for adults and free for children under 18!
Visiting the Cooper Hewitt this weekend? Tell us all about your experience on Twitter or Instagram @kinderMODERN And stay tuned to the kM blog for more updates on the new CH as we visit and explore it ourselves!