History of Design and Curatorial Studies

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Legacy with Sebastian Grant – November 19th, 2020

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Scholarship in the history of jewelry making in the 20th Century has often focused on a very narrow discourse based on primarily white European and…

Guy Debord’s Game of War: A Conversation With Emmanuel Guy

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Thursday, November 14 6:00 pm Kellen Auditorium 66 5th Avenue We know Guy Debord (1931-1994) as a poet, filmmaker, artist, revolutionary theorist, editor and founder…

ADHT Dean, Rhonda Garelick, Joins Bard Graduate Center for BGC Late: Jazz & Conversation in the Gallery

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BGC LATE: JAZZ & CONVERSATION IN THE GALLERY: WOMEN DESIGNERS: CHANEL, LANVIN, BOUÉ SŒURS AND JEANNE PAQUIN Bard Graduate Center Gallery 18 West 86th Street…

Playing The Auditorium – Kabir Carter

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Playing The Auditorium Kabir Carter October 2, 2019, 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM The Auditorium (Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall) The New School, 66 West 12th…

2019 ADHT Graduate Student Symposium

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At Parsons, we celebrate curiosity and critical thinking. Every path taken broadens our perspectives. Welcome to The 2019 Parsons Festival ADHT Graduate Symposium Nexus: An…

Now Available: ‘Made in New York’ LiveStream Recording

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Made in New York: The Twenty-Seventh Annual Parsons/Cooper Hewitt Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Design, is now available to watch online. Click here…

Announcing the 2018 Design History Society Conference: Design and Displacement, September 6-8, 2018

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Design and Displacement, the 2018 Design History Society Annual Conference, will take place at Parsons Parsons School of Design September 6th-8th, 2018. The conference examines…

HDCS Alumna Mae Colburn to Participate in Textiles Exhibit and Open Studio

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MA History of Design and Curatorial Studies alumni Mae Colburn (c/o ’16) is taking part in Helena Hernmarck: Weaving In Progress, an upcoming exhibition showcasing the…

HDCS Alum Levi Higgs Interviewed for The Adventurine

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Levi Higgs, MA in the History of Decorative Arts and Design 2014 graduate (now MA in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies), was recently…

Parsons Festival 2018: Art and Design History and Theory Graduate Student Symposium

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Thursday, May 3 1000 am – 5:00 pm Friday, May 4 10:00 am – 5:00 pm The Bark Room, Room M104 Sheila C. Johnson Design…


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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.

Visit the main Parsons site for more information about the MA in History of Design and Curatorial Studies, including Curriculum and Admission Requirements.