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Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

New York, New York, United States

2 East 91st Street
New York, New York, United States
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Overall Experience: 7 / 10
Date Visited: Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum is a Smithsonian museum located at the corner of 5th Ave. and 91st street in New York City. The museum was mostly focused on design with only one small room that showed "art" pieces (mostly glass items). The museum had a wide variety of examples of great design - everything from green cities and iPhones to artistic street lamps, stop lights, and biodegradable containers.

There was one large room devoted to examples of innovation in green design and building green cities. It felt like a temporary exhibit, although that wasn't messaged anywhere. Upstairs, there were rooms devoted to innovation in material design, construction, and garments.

Good design is often difficult to find. This museum collects a number of interesting pieces in one location. No pictures are allowed in the museum.


Adult admission is currently $15. It felt like a bit much for a small museum, but if you're interested in design, it's probably worth paying once.

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We went through the museum quite thoroughly, and spent about 1h 45 minutes looking at all the exhibits.

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