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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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Current Exhibition: Contemporary Muslim Fashions

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Contemporary Muslim Fashions, the first major museum exhibition to explore the rise of the modest fashion industry, will be on view in winter 2020 at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, this pioneering exhibition examines how Muslim women—those who cover and those who do not—have become arbiters of style within and beyond their communities. On view Feb. 28, 2020, through Aug. 23, 2020, the exhibition features approximately 80 ensembles drawn from established and emerging designers in high-end fashion, streetwear, sportswear and couture, as well as about 40 photographs that will contextualize the garments on view.

Educator Resources

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Here, find collections created to support educators, including adaptable at-home or in-class workshop and activity ideas. 

Design Storytelling: Creating Narratives around Design Objects

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Making: Design a Protest Poster

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Making: Katagami-Inspired Stencils

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Prototyping: Making and Exploration

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STEM-related Design Object Collections

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Here, find collections that integrate design concepts with the Next Generation Science Standards. 

BabyLegs, 2017-2019

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Graviky Lab's Air-Ink, 2013-ongoing

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Monarch Sanctuary, 2018-Ongoing

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Visionary Concept Tire, 2016-2019

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Design Case Studies

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Here, find select case studies featuring objects from the Cooper Hewitt collection. 

Design Case Study: Eone Bradley Timepiece

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Design Case Study: Levi’s Jacket

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Design Case Study: LifeStraw

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Design Case Study: Playworld

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Design Case Study: Zipline

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Nike Pro Hijab

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Climate-Related Collections

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Here, find collections exploring climate change and designed responses to the climate crisis. 

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg's The Substitute

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BabyLegs, 2017-2019

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Graviky Lab's Air-Ink, 2013-ongoing

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Monarch Sanctuary, 2018-Ongoing

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Ultraboost Shoe, 2016-Ongoing

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Visionary Concept Tire, 2016-2019

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Spotlight on Women Designers in the Cooper Hewitt Collection

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Here, explore the lives and work of some of the remarkable women designers whose work features in the Cooper Hewitt collection. 

Dorothy Wright Liebes: Unorthodox Textiles

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Elaine Lustig Cohen

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Eva Zeisel: A Lifetime of Design

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Gere Kavanaugh: A Colorful Life

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Lanette Scheeline

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Trude Guermonprez: Breaking Boundaries with Design

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Exhibition Explorations

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Here, find explorations into past, current, and future exhibitions at Cooper Hewitt.

Contemporary Muslim Fashions

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Herbert Bayer

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Nature: Botanical Expressions

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Willi Smith

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Design It Yourself: Download and Print Activities for Ages 4-13

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Here, find activities ready for caregivers, students, and educators to download, print, and jump in to design! 

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