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Description of Pictures: Despite this being a Smithsonian museum, you weren't allowed to take pictures in it. That was rather disappointing. The photos here are mostly of a demo of glassmaking by Glasslab -- a program of the Corning Museum of Glass -- that was being done in the Cooper-Hewitt yard for some reason.
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Wikipedia Description: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
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The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, a subsidiary of the Smithsonian Institution, is the United States' national museum of design history and contemporary design and the only museum in the U.S. whose collection is solely focused on design. The museum is located in the former Andrew Carnegie Mansion at Fifth Avenue and East 91st Street, part of Manhattan's famed Museum Mile. In addition to its permanent collection and regular exhibits, the museum presents the annual National Design Awards in more than ten categories, "celebrating the best in American design." The Museum also offers a Master of Arts program in the History of Decorative Arts and Design in cooperation with Parsons School of Design.
The collection of decorative arts and drawings founded in 1897 by Amy, Eleanor, and Sarah Hewitt, the granddaughters of industrialist Peter Cooper, and daughters of Abram S. Hewitt, Mayor of New York in 1887–88, the Museum was initially part of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.
The main museum building is the Andrew Carnegie Mansion, completed in 1903, a National Historic Landmark. Andrew Carnegie, the American steel magnate and philanthropist, lived there until his death in 1919, and the neighborhood in which the museum is located became known as Carnegie Hill. The Carnegie Corporation gave the house and property to the Smithsonian in 1972, and the modern incarnation of the Museum opened there as a Smithsonian Institution in 1976.
In 1995, the building was renovated to improve the study center and handicapped access following a re-branding and re-naming the previous year.The interior was redesigned by the architectural firm, Polshek and Partners, headed by James Polshek in 2001.
The Museum contains more than 250,000 objects ranging from Shang Dynasty bronzes to the present; it is organized into four curatorial depar ...More...
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2008 photos: Equipment this year: I was using three cameras -- the Fuji S9000 and the Canon Rebel Xti from last year, and a new camera, the Fuji S100fs. The first two cameras had their pluses and minuses and I really didn't have a single camera that I thought I could use for just about everything. But I loved the S100fs and used it almost exclusively this year.
Trips this year: (1) Civil War Preservation Trust annual conference in Springfield, Missouri , (2) a week in New York, (3) a week in San Diego for the Comic-Con, (4) a driving trip to St. Louis, and (5) a visit to dad and Dixie's in Asheville, North Carolina.
Ego strokes: A picture I'd taken last year during a Friends of the Homeless event was published in USA Today with a photo credit and everything! I became a volunteer photographer with the AFI/Silver theater.
Number of photos taken this year: 330,000.