Phil Patton (1952 - 2015) was a design journalist, curator, and the author. He wrote regularly about automobile design for the New York Times. His books include Open Road: A Celebration of The American Highway; Made in USA: The Secret Histories of the Things that Made America; Bug, a cultural history of the Volkswagen Beetle; and Dreamland, about the culture of experimental aircraft. He has served as a curator for museum exhibitions, including Cars, Culture and the City at the Museum of the City of New York (2010), Curves of Steel: Streamlined Automobile Design at the Phoenix Art Museum (2007), and Different Roads: Automobiles for the Next Century at The Museum of Modern Art in New York (1999). He taught in the Design Crit Program at the School of Visual Arts and was a contributing editor to Esquire, ID, and Departures magazines. Patton was a regular contributor to CBS News, Today, CBS Sunday Morning, The Charlie Rose Show, Fresh Air, All Things Considered, and Talk of the Nation.Caroline Baumann became the Director of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in 2013. From 1995 to 2001, Baumann held several leadership positions at The Museum of Modern Art. Prior to that, she was Director of Development for The Calhoun School in New York City. Baumann is a member of the Royal College of Art USA, a NYCLandmarks50 Alliance member, a member of the Dwell On Design NY Advisory Board, and a member of the MAS Design First Advisory Committee. She earned a master's degree in medieval art from New York University's Institute of Fine Arts. She also received a bachelor's degree in the history of art and French literature from Bates College in Lewiston.
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