This page provides highlights to more than 155,100 online records from the collection of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The Cooper Hewitt Museum was founded in 1896 and it became part of the Smithsonian in 1968. The museum collections consist of decorative and design objects with focuses on architecture, sculpture, painted architecture, decorative arts, woodwork, metalwork, pottery, costume, musical instruments, furniture, lace collection and other art objects.
Explore the categories and images below to learn more about the museum’s objects, archives, and collections, and the many ways that they document the American experience. To find out further information, or to explore even more related content, contact the Cooper Hewitt: 212-849-8400 or search further on the main Collections Search Center
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