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Cooper Hewitt, National Museum of Design - Smithsonian Institution
2 East 91st Street
New York, New York
Phone: 212-849-8300 -- 202-357-2700
Statement of Purpose:
Changing exhibitions of design, decorative arts, industrial design, and architecture
Highlights & Collections:
Located in the former Andrew Carnegie Mansion, its collection includes more than 250,000 decorative arts objects spanning over 3,000 years and covering most of the world's culture.
Major categories incude textiles, wallpaper, furniture, drawings, prints, woodwork, glass, embroidery, lace, metalwork and ceramics.
Exhibits & Special Events:
See web site at http://www.si.edu or call Smithsonian Information for a previsit packet, which includes a list of updated temporary exhibitions.
- Wednesday-Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM;
- Sunday, noon to 5 PM;
- Tuesday, 10 AM to 9 PM (free after 5 PM);
- closed Monday.
- Closed federal holidays
Renovations continue through spring 1998. First-floor galleries and the Design Resource Room are open. Call 212-849-8300 for information.
Admission & Directions:
- Adults, $3;
- senior citizens and students over 12 with ID, $1.50;
- free to Smithsonian Associates and museum members.
- Children 12 and under: free
- Tuesday: 5-9 free
2 East 91st Street, New York City
Key Personnel: Dianne H. Pilgrim, Director
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