Cooper-Hewitt to open in East Harlem next month

New York /
Apr.April 23, 2012 01:30 PM

Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, is slated to open an East Harlem space next month as the museum’s Upper East Side headquarters undergoes a renovation, the Wall Street Journal reported. The move, to 111 Central Park North at Malcolm X Boulevard, comes as part of a campaign to give the museum new venues around the city, according to the Journal. The museum recently held an exhibit at the United Nations and will hold another one on Governor’s Island.

The 1,500-square-foot space will open May 12.

“The key for us is really to keep the presence of Cooper-Hewitt alive during the renovation,” Caroline Baumann, associate museum director, told the Journal.

The new space, leased for a four-year period, will be called the Cooper-Hewitt Design Center and will hold free workshops for children, teens and adults.

The renovation of the main headquarters, at 2 East 91st Street at Fifth Avenue, which is Andrew Carnegie’s former mansion, will increase the museum’s space by 60 percent to 16,000 square feet, the Journal said. It will reopen in 2014. [WSJ]


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
(Image by Wolfgang & Hite via Dezeen)

Hudson Yards megadevelopment inspires a new line of sex toys

Hudson Yards megadevelopment inspires a new line of sex toys
Cammeby's International Group founder Rubin Schron and, from top: 194-05 67th Avenue, 189-15 73rd Avenue and 64-05 186th Lane (Credit: Google Maps)

Ruby Schron lands $500M refi for sprawling Queens apartment portfolio

Ruby Schron lands $500M refi for sprawling Queens apartment portfolio
Wendy Silverstein (Credit: Getty Images)

Wendy Silverstein, co-head of WeWork’s real-estate fund, is out

Wendy Silverstein, co-head of WeWork’s real-estate fund, is out
Affordable housing developers hope the federal government set a floor rate for 4 percent Low Income Housing Tax Credits. (iStock)

Affordable housing developers look to feds for financing fix

Affordable housing developers look to feds for financing fix
Emily Giske, Scott Durkin, president and COO of Douglas Elliman, Bess Freedman, CEO of Brown Harris Stevens and Pam Liebman, CEO of the Corcoran Group (ERG Advisors, Douglas Elliman, Brown Harris Stevens, Corcoran Group)

NYC’s biggest brokerages take on Albany

NYC’s biggest brokerages take on Albany
Ken Fisher of Fisher Brothers and 605 Third Avenue (Fisher Brothers)

JPMorgan, Fisher Bros. land $400M refi on 605 Third

JPMorgan, Fisher Bros. land $400M refi on 605 Third
Ken  Griffin and lots on Star Island Drive (Citadel, Google Maps)

Ken Griffin continues buying spree with $25M Miami Beach parcel

Ken Griffin continues buying spree with $25M Miami Beach parcel
Clockwise from top: David Bistricer of Clipper Equity, Joseph Chetrit a rendering of the Gramercy Square condominium and Robyn Sorid of G4 Capital Partners (Photos via Clipper Equity, Getty, VUW, G4)

Chetrit, Bistricer’s Gramercy Square condo lands $207M loan

Chetrit, Bistricer’s Gramercy Square condo lands $207M loan
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...