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.

September 9, 2016 daren

MCNY Event Invitation: Conversation with Designer Juan Pablo Molyneux about His New Book

Question: What does an Upper East Side townhouse have in common with a Parisian hôtel particulier and a 12th-century castle? Answer: Juan Pablo Molyneux’s new…

September 1, 2016 daren

Read all about it: MA HDCS Summer 2016 Newsletter

The MA program in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies is proud to present its Summer 2016 Newsletter. The bi-annual publication details updates from…

August 10, 2016 daren

MA HDCS Alumni Spotlight: PJ Carlino

Since graduating from the MA History of Decorative Arts and Design program in 2012, PJ Carlino has been hard at work completing a PhD program…

January 26, 2016 Admin

Sarah Lichtman succeeds Jilly Traganou as Book Reviews Editor of The Journal of Design History

2015 marked the end of Associate Professor in Spatial Design, Jilly Traganou’s tenure as Reviews Editor of The Journal of Design History. Traganou will be…

December 22, 2015 Admin

Sarah Lichtman is interviewed over at Interiors and Sources

Sarah A. Lichtman, ADHT’s Program Director of History of Design and Curatorial Studies, was recently interviewed by interior design magazine Interiors and Sources for the…

October 27, 2015 Admin

HDCS Director Lichtman offers her expertise on an upcoming Sotheby’s auction

ADHT’s Program Director of History of Design and Curatorial Studies, Sarah Lichtman, was recently featured in a video by the Associated Press about the upcoming Sotheby’s auction…

September 1, 2015 Admin

ADHT Welcomes 64 New Graduate Students

Design Studies incoming students touring The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum with docent, Sakura Nomiyama On Monday, August 24th, 64 incoming graduate students gathered in…

July 30, 2015 ADHT Program Admin

HDCS Director Sarah A. Lichtman named recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award

Tell us a little bit about your history as a teacher. How long have you been teaching? I started teaching at Parsons 10 years ago…

May 22, 2015 adht

Congratulations to the ADHT Class of 2015!

Yesterday, on Thursday, May 21, fifty one graduating students from the School of Art and Design History and Theory were celebrated for their hard work…

May 20, 2015 adht

ADHT Is Proud to Announce 2015 Graduate Journals

The School of Art and Design History and Theory is proud to present the 2015 issues of our annual graduate journals–BIAS, Plot(s), and Objective. This…

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