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

Living World


Design for a Living World. Exhibition curated by Ellen Lupton and Abbott Miller for The Nature Conservancy. TNC commissioned ten designers to create original product prototypes using materials from ten endangered landscapes. Designers included Yve BĂ©har, Maya Lin, Isaac Mizrahi, Ezri Tarazi, Kate Spade New York, and Abbott Miller. On view at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, May 2009-January 2010. Exhibition design: Abbott Miller, Brian Raby, Jeremy Hoffman, Kristen Spilman/Pentagram.