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 7, 2017 adht

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 adht

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 adht

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 adht

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 adht

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 adht

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 adht

Glenn Adamson Leads Course on Material Culture and Current Events

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 adht

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…

September 26, 2016 adht

Tribeca Art Night: Thursday, September 29

Support Parsons HISTORY of DESIGN and CURATORIAL STUDIES Alum and check out Tribeca Art Night this Thursday! Email rsvp@arsy.net to reserve your spot. From Sapar Contemporary,…

September 15, 2016 adht

Faculty Spotlight: Tracy Ehrlich of HDCS Embarks on Smithsonian Fellowship

MA in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies faculty member Tracy Ehrlich has been awarded a Smithsonian Institution Senior fellowship for the 2016-17 academic year….

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