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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Art Resource is proud to annouce it has been appointed the exclusive rights and reproduction agent for the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.


Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. The Museum was founded in 1897 by Amy, Eleanor, and Sarah Hewitt—granddaughters of industrialist Peter Cooper—as part of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. A branch of the Smithsonian since 1967, Cooper-Hewitt is housed in the landmark Andrew Carnegie Mansion on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Cooper-Hewitt’s collections include more than 250,000 design objects and a world-class design library. Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s collection is international in scope, includes both historic and contemporary design, and extends from one-of-a-kind to mass-produced items.


The collection encompasses the rich holdings of the Museum’s Library, Archives, and four curatorial departments: Product Design and Decorative Arts; Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design; Textiles; and Wallcoverings.


Art Resource offers a range of material from the Museum, from China's Han Dynasty to the present. As the Museum's official rights and permissions representative in the United States and abroad, Art Resource will supply high-resolution digital image files provided directly by Cooper-Hewitt's department of image rights and reproduction.



Textile sample: Feathers. Zeeland, Michigan, U.S.A., 1957. Cotton and polyester; silk; cotton and polyester; cotton and linen; printed, 60 x 59 cm (23 5/8 x 23 1/4 in.). Photo: Matt Flynn.
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum / Art Resource, NY