Ellen Lupton is curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City and founding director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. An author of numerous books and articles on design, she is a public-minded critic, frequent lecturer, and AIGA Gold Medalist. Read More

Mixing Messages


Mixing Messages: Graphic Design in Contemporary Culture. Exhibition curated by Ellen Lupton. On view at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Fall, 1996/Winter 1997. Critical survey of graphic design in the United States between 1980 and 1995, focusing on aesthetic, cultural, and technological changes. Exhibition designed by Kennedy and Violich Architects. Exhibition graphics designed by Ellen Lupton, Jennifer Roos, Frederick Gates, and Christine McKee.