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Cooper-Hewitt opens its doors for free

The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum is celebrating National Design Week with free admission through Saturday, October 25. Now's your chance to check out its new family-friendly exhibit, "Wall Stories: Children's Wallpapers and Books." In the main space, peer into display cases containing antique children's volumes and samples of storybook-inspired wallpaper from the turn of the 20th century to the present. A cozy corner has been furnished with low tables where kids can read fairy tales. And in another room, vintage cartoons are shown on a fancy flat-screen TV.

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