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.

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…

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 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 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…

September 26, 2016 daren

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 daren

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….

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…

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