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.

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…

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…

November 22, 2016 daren

INSIDE (hi)STORIES: The Interiors and Restoration of the Hôtel Beauharnais

  Video recordings of this lecture are available: Part 1 Part 2

November 10, 2016 daren

Glenn Adamson Leads Course on Material Culture and Politics at ADHT

Curator and author Glenn Adamson assumed his most recent role as Director of New York’s Museum of Arts and Design in October of 2013 and…

October 18, 2016 daren

MA History of Design & Curatorial Studies Alumna Spotlight: BEYOND THE SURFACE with Laura Camerlengo

Laura Camerlengo is a 2010 alumna of the MA program in the History of Decorative Arts and Design (now the MA program in the History of Design…

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