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Summary

The Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration opens. It is located on the fourth floor of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. This museum later became part of the Smithsonian as the the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design.

Subject

  • Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art)
  • Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
  • National Museum of Design

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Brief Chronology of Cooper-Hewitt, National Museum of Design, Smithsonian Institution, Oct. 21, 1993, prepared by Gwen Loeffler, Office of Public Affairs, Cooper-Hewitt, National Museum of Design.
  • Oehser, Paul H. The Smithsonian Institution. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970, p. 154

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

May 26, 1897

Topic

  • Art
  • Openings
  • History
  • Museums
  • Buildings
  • Art--History

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