The View From the Castle: Rich in its collections in the art of design, Cooper-Hewitt Museum will prove a vital part of our Institution in New York

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Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley announces the future opening of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in early 1973. Ripley describes the acquisition of the old Carnegie Mansion in New York City from the Carnegie Corporation to house the new museum.


  • Board of Regents
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Carnegie Mansion (New York, N.Y.)
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
  • National Museum of Design


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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Smithsonian Vol. 2, no. 10 (Journal)

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


January 1972


  • Museum buildings
  • Art
  • Decoration and ornament
  • Art museums
  • Architecture
  • Openings
  • Castle View
  • New Museums
  • History
  • Art--History
  • Decorative arts
  • Buildings


United States

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