Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, whose collection is focused on contemporary and historic design, has opened a storefront space in Harlem in an effort to explore new venues throughout New York. The new 1,500-square-foot space, the Cooper-Hewitt Design Center, resides at 111 Central Park North (at Malcolm X Boulevard).
Official opened on May 12th, the space will allow the museum’s educators to conduct free workshops for children, teenagers and adults with support of Target–who will be covering expenses for the first year.
The Cooper-Hewitt Design Center will also offer free programs including storytelling, after-school sessions for teenagers, professional development workshops for teachers, evening programs for adults and drop-in design workshops for children ages 5 and older.
The museum’s main location at Andrew Carnegie‘s former mansion is currently closed due to renovations which will increase its space by 60%. It will reopen in 2014.