Architecture and graphic design are also well covered. National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution displays a virtual cornucopia of decorative and design arts.
In addition to its permanent collection and regular exhibits, the museum presents the annual National Design Awards in more than ten categories, "celebrating the best in American design." The Museum also offers a Master of Arts program in the History of Decorative Arts and Design in cooperation with Parsons School of Design. The collection of decorative arts and drawings founded in 1897 by Amy, Eleanor, and Sarah Hewitt, the granddaughters of industrialist Peter Cooper, and daughters of Abram S. Hewitt, Mayor of New York in 1887-88, the Museum was initially part of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.