Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Reopened December 12, 2014

The only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design, with a permanent collection of more than 210,000 objects that span 30 centuries, reopened in the restored Carnegie Mansion after a three year renovation. It opened with ten inaugural exhibitions and installations and features more than 700 objects which visitors will also be able to experience with new interactive capabilities.

Carnegie_Mansion_North_Facade

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, north façade. Photo by Matt Flynn. © 2012 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, South facade

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, south façade. Photo by Jennifer Northrop. © 2014 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Beautiful Users 1

Installation view of “Beautiful Users” at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Photo by Matt Flynn. © 2014 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Beautiful Users

Installation view of “Beautiful Users” at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Photo by Matt Flynn. © 2014 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Maira Kalman Selects 3

Installation view of “Maira Kalman Selects” at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Photo by Matt Flynn. © 2014 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Immersion Room

Installation view of the Immersion Room at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Photo by Matt Flynn © 2014 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Models and Prototypes

Installation view of the Models and Prototypes gallery at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Photo by Matt Flynn. © 2014 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Passion for the Exotic Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Churc 1

Installation view of “Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest. Frederic Church” at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Photo by Matt Flynn. © 2014 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Making Design 3

Installation view of “Making Design” at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Photo by Matt Flynn. © 2014 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Installation view: Making Design. Photo: Matt Flynn

Installation view of “Making Design” at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Photo by Matt Flynn. © 2014 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Making Design 1

Installation view of “Making Design” at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Photo by Matt Flynn. © 2014 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Hewitt Sisters Collect

Installation view of “Hewitt Sisters Collect” at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Photo by Matt Flynn. © 2014 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Hewitt Sisters Collect

Installation view of “Hewitt Sisters Collect” at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Photo by Matt Flynn. © 2014 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Tools- Extending Our Reach

Installation view of “Tools: Extending Our Reach” at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Photo by Matt Flynn. © 2014 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Tools- Extending Our Reach

Installation view of “Tools: Extending Our Reach” at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, featuring Controller of the Universe by Damian Ortega and the Solar Wall. Photo by Matt Flynn. © 2014 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Tools- Extending Our Reach-2

Installation view of “Tools: Extending Our Reach” at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Photo by Matt Flynn. © 2014 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Images courtesy Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum