Museum hosts design-related events

on Tuesday,September 21,2010 14:09


In an effort to encourage young people to pursue careers in the arts, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum will host its fifth annual National Design Week this October. The museum will offer free admission along with a series of public programs and a range of online resources for students, teachers, design professionals and the general public to celebrate the role that design plays in daily life.

The initiative is held during Cooper-Hewitt's National Design Awards, which recognize the best in American design across a range of disciplines.

First launched at the White House in 2000 as a project of the Millennium Council, the National Design Awards were created to promote innovation in design. They are accompanied each year by a number of public education programs, including special events, panel discussions and workshops.

Public programs include The Business of Design Panel, in which business leaders discuss how design impacts their overall strategy and affects their bottom line, while The Design Film Series features free screenings of the movies Helvetica and Objectified. 

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