After a three-year closure for construction works, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum opens today. Restored and expanded, waiting for you to visit and know all the rooms, pieces and design installations.
The visitors of the museum are invited to walk through the galleries, to take part in the activities made to the community, to lounge in the spacious garden, at the café and gift shop, installed in Andrew Carnegie’s 19th century picture gallery, which can be accessed for free. At the museum you could experience the 21st in a 19st space, with 3D designs, digital wallpapers and many other digital devices that are at a touch of finger distance. A traditional museum that is also a technological design inspiration.
On the ground floor, “Designing the New Cooper Hewitt” recounts the museum’s transformation, which involved 12 design teams and took a decade to realize.The first floor is kind a lab with an industrial-size 3-D printer and other tools that defies the visitors.
At the second floor you can find the permanent collection “Hewitt Sisters Collect” that tells the story of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt and their collections of decorative arts.The third floor is the new one, transformed into a 6.000 square foot gallery and some amazing installations.
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