Peter Cooper 1791-1883 b.
New York, NY ·
d. New York, NY
2 East 91st Street
Tues - Thurs: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Mon and holidays: Closed
Senior Citizens and Students with I.D.: $7.00
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
And Smithsonian Institution Members
And children under age 12 are admitted free.
In 1897 Sarah and Eleanor Hewitt established the first design museum in the United States as part of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the free school founded by their grandfather, Peter Cooper.
The museum itself was transformed into the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in 1967 when the collections were moved into the Carnegie mansion on Fifth Avenue.
Andrew Carnegie lived in the mansion from the time of its construction in 1902 until his death in 1919.
The Museum's collection today numbers over 250,000 objects, with a library of 55,000 volumes and archives of designers and design firms.
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