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Support Our Next Exhibition • Give to the Annual Fund

Hi there! We’re working on our next big exhibition at Design Museum Boston: Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics. It’s an amazing time to look at this field through the ...

Support Our Next Exhibition • Give to the Annual Fund

Hi there! We’re working on our next big exhibition at Design Museum Portland: Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics. It’s an amazing time to look at this field through ...

Announcing our Winter 2017-2018 Lineup

Experience the best design impact Portland has to offer this winter! We are elated to announce our full winter series of events! Don’t miss our best-yet Design Museum Mornings programs, covering ...

Event Recap • Provocations for a More Vibrant City

Design, community, and accessibility can redefine Portland’s waterfront and connect the city like never before.   Portland’s growth is on the minds of designers, urban planners, and city innovators. How do we scale ...

Building Strong Connections

A New Context and Headquarters for WS Development By Elkus Manfredi Architects Images courtesy of Elkus Manfredi Architects, Photographer: Jasper Sanidad • Above: WS Development employees collaborating within their new large shared kitchen. The space ...

Design Museum Mornings: Better Business By Design

Explore how good design can be a powerful strategic asset for companies to rethink, restructure, and relaunch with Roel Uleners, seasoned design leader, strategist, facilitator, and advisor.   Business is ever-evolving, and only the most innovative thinkers ...

5 Leading Urban Innovation Initiatives

Discover some of Portland’s leading urban innovation initiatives, ensuring a brighter and more vibrant city of the future. Portland has been a leader in urban innovation for decades, implementing strategic plans such ...

PlayCubes Now Open on the Chicago Riverwalk!

Last week Design Museum Foundation, Playworld, and the City of Chicago opened a new public play sculpture on the Chicago Riverwalk. The play space is part of Extraordinary Playscapes, Design Museum ...

Design Museum Mornings: Biodesign: Every Body in Motion

Find inspiration from the profound work of student designers as they create opportunity for people of all abilities with Wilson Smith, Design Director at Nike and Professor at the University ...