Join a private tour of “Design and Healing: Creative Responses to Epidemics” at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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Join a special tour of the exhibition “Design and Healing: Creative Responses to Epidemics” with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum assistant curator Julie Pastor.

Organized during the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic and curated by MASS Design Group and Cooper Hewitt, the exhibition presents architectural case studies and historical narratives alongside creative design responses to COVID-19. Every designer, artist, doctor, engineer, or neighbor featured in the exhibition asked, “How can I help?” They used open-source collaboration, rapid-response prototyping, product hacking, and social activism to create medical devices, protective gear, infographics, political posters, architecture, and community services—all with the shared aspiration to reduce structural barriers that keep us from accessing the care we all deserve.

Cooper Hewitt is the nation’s only museum dedicated to historic and contemporary design, with a collection of over 210,000 design objects spanning thirty centuries. Located in the landmark Andrew Carnegie mansion and boasting a beautiful public garden, Cooper Hewitt makes design come alive with unique temporary exhibitions and installations of the permanent collection.


  • This event is free but places are limited
  • Advance registration is required
  • The tour will start promptly at 2pm and will last approximately 60 minutes
  • Find out about Cooper Hewitt’s accessibility services here

Event Detail

September 9, 2022 2:00 pm
September 9, 2022 3:00 pm


Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum