Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Education Programming Expands with Addition of New Off-Site Space and Design in the Classroom Workshops

. April 23, 2012 . 0 Comments

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum today announced a new off-site space to be used for educational programming for students, families, educators and adults. Located at 111 Central Park North in New York’s rapidly developing Park Heights/Harlem neighborhood, the Cooper-Hewitt Design Center will open in May, thanks to generous support from Target. This new space complements Design in the Classroom, Cooper-Hewitt’s ongoing educational initiative in New York City Public Schools, which sends design educators into classrooms for a series of free hands-on workshops.

“Target’s continued support enables the museum to maintain the Cooper-Hewitt Design Center and Design in the Classroom programs, deepening the understanding and impact of design for an even broader audience,” said associate director Caroline Baumann.

The 1,500-square-foot space will open Saturday, May 12, with a 10 a.m. ribbon cutting ceremony and reception for community leaders, followed by free design workshops for families from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The hour-long “Sesame Street Muppet Design: Drawing” workshops will be led by the Sesame Street art and design team. Advance registration for the workshops is required at www.cooperhewitt.org/calendar

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