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National Design Week, A Must See

In Art on October 18, 2008 at 9:07 am

1967 marks the initiation of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, a branch of the Smithsonian, whose entire collection focuses soley on design.  Cooper-Hewitt is located in the cornerstone Andrew Carnegie Mansion on 5th Avenue and 91st Street in Manhattan.  On the grand staircase you will find large, almost eerie portraits of Carnegie and his wife Louise Whitfield.  The couples’ eyes seem to follow you as you ascend or descend the ruby red carpeted staircase.  Browsing through the museums incredible displays and exhibits I couldn’t shake the feeling that any moment I would bump into Andrew Carnegie himself.  

Ghost or no ghost, the Cooper-Hewitt is improperly lost in the shadows of New York City’s more popularly known art museums, but an absolute must see.  Fall is prime time to drop in at the innovative mansion. October 19th marks the 3rd annual National Design Week which offers FREE admission and hosts a series of public programs. As a viewer, participation is encouraged through an online vote for the People’s Design Award.  Trophies, certificates, and ribbons will be issued on the night of October 23rd at the National Design Awards Gala.  Tickets are available online for the Gala After-Party with music by Cosmo Baker.

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