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Design Museum Mornings: Nature Play in the City

Observe an urban playscape transform into a sustainable, natural oasis.    Outdoor and risky play has proven to have a powerfully positive effect in childhood development, encouraging kids to explore, imagine, and ...

Call For Entries • Street Seats International Design Challenge!

Calling all designers, architects, makers, builders, artists, and creatives: New international design challenge for a public outdoor bench exhibition!   Call for Entries REGISTER   We are pleased to announce Street Seats: Urban Benches for ...

UNITE: Human Tech Connect

Explore the irreplaceable role of human relationships in the robust world of prosthetic technology.   Prosthetic technology is rapidly advancing with robotics, 3D-printing, and studies in anatomy and neurology. The most essential component ...

Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics

Bespoke Bodies: The Design and Craft of Prosthetics Free Exhibit by Design Museum Foundation On View: Feb 15 – May 9, 2018 Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA Advancements in medicine, robotics, and ...

Innovative Approaches to Design & Education

Get schooled on these five innovative approaches to education.   Education is the foundation upon which we build our lives. Engaging content is an integral component to inspire future generations into positions ...

The Future of Touch: Exclusive Field Trip and VIP Dinner

Take a deep dive into the world of prosthetics with an exclusive field trip to Hanger Clinic and VIP dinner with Dr. Albert Chi and Johnny Matheny.   We are thrilled to ...

2018 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony Viewing

Celebrate the Opening Ceremonies of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games!   Join us for a gathering to watch the Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremonies at PNCA! See the world’s top athletes sporting state-of-the-art ...

Workshop: Hand Built Hands

Get hands-on as we build 3D-printed prosthetics with the whole family!   We are partnering with e-NABLE to build 3D-printed prosthetic hands for those in need! This day of building and design is sure ...

Event Recap • Business x People x Design

Keynote Stephanie Gioia shares how good design can be a powerful strategic asset for companies to rethink, restructure, and relaunch. Defining Design When it Comes to Business This January, we kicked off a ...

Guest Blog: Show Show Creator & Host Melody Rowell

We sat down with Founder and CEO of the Show Show Lab, Melody Rowell, to chat about her upcoming VR/AR Comedy Show! In the world of emerging technology, virtual and augmented ...

Design Museum Mornings: Revelations in International Education

Explore the breadth of possibility in education through an international tour of schools, environments, and communities.   Learning environments differ widely from one school to the next, defined by unique communities, adopted ...

Press Release: Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics

For Immediate Release Media Contacts: Amanda Hawkins Design Museum Foundation amanda@designmuseumfoundation.org 917-747-4422 Mack McFarland Center for Contemporary Art & Culture Pacific Northwest College of Art mmcfarland@pnca.edu 503-821-8969 High-resolution media images and additional information available here: http://bit.ly/2mcylOo Exhibition preview video available here: ...