Smithsonian Institution, Cooper Hewitt Museum


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Short Introduction

The Cooper Hewitt Museum, part of The Smithsonian Institution, is the National Design Museum in the US. The museum houses over 160,000 prints and drawings dating from the Renaissance to the present day and the Library contains more than 70,000 volumes.

Please contact the museum for accurate details of Muybridge items held within the collection.

Rights & Reproduction Information

All requests to reproduce works of art from Cooper-Hewitt's collection should be addressed directly to:
Art Resource
536 Broadway
New York, NY10012
Tel: 212.505.8700; fax: 212.505.2053
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Online Presence

Online collection

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2 East 91st Street New York, NY 10128, USA

Phone: +1 212.849.8400

Fax: +1 212.849.8401


Lead Contact:
Elizabeth Broman, Senior Reference Librarian(

Open Hours:
Monday–Friday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. –6 p.m.

Garden entrance on 90th Street open May–September (weather permitting)

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day


Accessibility of Muybridge Collections to Public:
'Effective October 1, 2008, the Curatorial departments will be closed for appointments until further notice. This closure is due to the Museum's renovation project, Re:Design.' ( For futher information call 212.849.8376