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Access+Ability

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December 15, 2017 through September 03, 2018

Sunday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturdays, 10am-9pm.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Upper East Side

Young elementary, Tween

$18; $12 seniors; $9 students; free for children younger than 18

Event description:

This powerful exhibit displays products, projects, and services developed by and with people with disabilities—physical, cognitive, and sensory—that expand their ability to lead independent lives and engage more fully in the world. The Access+Ability exhibition features more than 70 works, from adaptive clothing and eating implements that assist with daily routines to apps and “smart” technologies that aid in social interactions and navigating the environment. A variety of interactive elements will be installed throughout the exhibition to engage visitors, underscoring the importance of prioritizing users throughout the design process.

Address: 2 E. 91st St.
Upper East Side, NY 10128
Phone: 212-849-8400
Website: cooperhewitt.org

About Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Standard hours: Sunday-Friday, 10am–6pm; Saturday, 10am–9pm

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. Cooper Hewitt educates, inspires, and empowers people through design by presenting exhibitions and educational programs and maintaining active publications.

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.

The campus also includes two historic townhouses renovated with state-of-the-art conservation technology and a unique terrace and garden. Cooper Hewitt’s collections include more than 210,000 design objects and a world-class design library.






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