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"Design Thinking" Exhibition by World-Famous Innovation Firm, IDEO
IDEO Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection
IDEO, a leading innovation and design firm for more than 20 years, is the fourth guest curator in the exhibition series presented in the Nancy and Edwin Marks Gallery. IDEO organizes works from the permanent collection around the theme of "design thinking," displaying objects such as an array of flashlights from the 1940s-1990s, showing diverse designs for portable lighting; a 19th-century textile panel with instructions for making hand shadow figures; a cane with pull-out map; the 1940s ?Silver Streak? glass iron; the "Divusumma 18" calculator, designed by Mario Bellini; and a child's chair, designed by Charles and Ray Eames.
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is the only museum in the United States devoted solely to historic and contemporary design. With more than 250,000 objects, the Museum holds the largest design collection in the country. Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum presents compelling perspectives on the impact of design on daily life through dynamic exhibitions, educational programs, and publications.
General Admission: $15.00
Senior Citizens and Students with I.D.: $10.00
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and Smithsonian Institution Members and children under age 12 are admitted free.
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ABOUT THE MUSEUM:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. The Museum presents compelling perspectives on the impact of design on daily life through active educational and curatorial programming. It is the mission of Cooper-Hewitt?s staff and Board of Trustees to advance the public understanding of design across the twenty-four centuries of human creativity represented by the Museum?s collection.
The Museum was founded in 1897 by Amy, Eleanor, and Sarah Hewitt?granddaughters of industrialist Peter Cooper?as part of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. A branch of the Smithsonian since 1967, Cooper-Hewitt is housed in the landmark Andrew Carnegie Mansion on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The campus also includes two historic townhouses renovated with state-of-the-art conservation technology and a unique terrace and garden. Cooper-Hewitt?s collections include more than 250,000 design objects and a world-class design library. Its exhibitions, in-depth educational programs, and on-site, degree-granting master?s program explore the process of design, both historic and contemporary. As part of its mission, Cooper-Hewitt annually sponsors the National Design Awards, a prestigious program which honors innovation and excellence in American design.