History of Design and Curatorial Studies MA

Offered jointly with the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, in New York, the History of Design and Curatorial Studies program leads to a master of arts degree. Graduates go on to careers as historians, curators, and scholars in museums, universities, historic houses, auction houses, and galleries.

June 22, 2017 daren

HDCS Faculty Lorraine Karafel’s “Raphael’s Tapestries: The Grotesques of Leo X”

  Assistant Professor of Art and Design History Lorraine Karafel’s most recent publication, Raphael’s Tapestries: The Grotesques of Leo X, was released earlier this year by Yale…

April 28, 2017 daren

Course Spotlight – Issues in Graphic Design: Modernity, Identity and Meaning

The MA program in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies was proud to welcome renowned Graphic Design scholar and curator, Jeremy Aynsley, to teach…

April 21, 2017 daren

Course Spotlight: Integrating Materials and Techniques: Metals, Sculptures & Woods in European Decorative Arts 1600-1850

In January 2017, the MA program in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies was glad to welcome scholar and Victoria and Albert curator Tessa…

April 19, 2017 daren

2017 MA HDCS Graduate Student Symposium Now Available to Watch Online

  On April 7th and 8th, 2017, the Parsons/Cooper Hewitt MA program on the History of Design and Curatorial Studies held its Twenty-Sixth Annual Graduate…

April 7, 2017 daren

Announcing Objective 3 and Digital Archive

The MA program in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies is proud to present the third issue of Objective, its annually published student journal. Debuting…

March 20, 2017 daren

Design & Displacement: 26th Annual Parsons/Cooper Hewitt Graduate Student Symposium

The Twenty-Sixth Annual Parsons/Cooper Hewitt Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Design Friday, April 7, 2017 at 5:30 pm to 8 pm Saturday, April 8,…

March 13, 2017 daren

Faculty Publication: David Brody Exposes the Ways Hotels Work—or don’t work— for Housekeepers

  UPDATE: Click here to read The Atlantic’s piece on Professor Brody’s latest work, Housekeeping by Design. David Brody, ADHT Associate Professor of Design Studies, pulls readers…

February 9, 2017 daren

INSIDE (hi)STORIES – From the Planning of the Kitchen to the Planning of the Nation: Exhibiting Homes in Postwar Britain

  On February 21st, Dr. Harriet Atkinson, University of Brighton, lectured on “‘From The Planning of the Kitchen to the Planning of the Nation’: Exhibiting…

December 6, 2016 daren

MA HDCS/Parsons ADHT co-hosts Symposium with The Modern Interiors Research Centre

On November 18th, 2016, the MA program in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies/Parsons School of Art and Design History and Theory joined forces…

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