Cooper-Hewitt Museum Plans Pop-Ups During Renovation

img 4048  Cooper Hewitt Museum Plans Pop Ups During Renovation

The planned space. (Courtesy

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum will open a storefront space in Harlem next month while its main building on the Upper East Side undergoes a two-year renovation.

The museum has also planned exhibitions at the United Nations and on Governors Island.

“The key for us is really to keep the presence of Cooper-Hewitt alive during the renovation,” associate director Caroline Baumann told The Journal. “I don’t use the verb ‘to close.’ I really see these two years as an opportunity to educate people about our mission and to expand our circle, our audience.”