History of Design and Curatorial Studies

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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…

Course Spotlight – DESIGN VERSUS: CRITICAL OPPOSITIONAL POSITIONS IN DESIGN

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Graduate students in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies MA program took part in an intensive two-week seminar, taking place from October 30 through…

Design History Society 2018 Conference – Call for Papers

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Call for Papers Design and Displacement Design History Society Annual Conference 2018 Parsons School of Design, New York, New York September 6th-8th, 2018  Click here…

Call For Papers – MADE IN NEW YORK: The Twenty-Seventh Annual Parsons/Cooper Hewitt Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Design

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Call For Papers MADE IN NEW YORK  The Twenty-Seventh Annual Parsons/Cooper Hewitt Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Design Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum,…

Call for Papers – Design History Society Annual Conference 2018

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CALL FOR PAPERS:   DESIGN AND DISPLACEMENT DESIGN HISTORY SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2018 PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN, NEW YORK, NEW YORK SEPTEMBER 6th-8th, 2018  …

New York Silver: Conversation on the Craft

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New York Silver: Conversation on the Craft Tuesday, September 26 at 6:30 pm at the Museum of the City of New York In celebration of…

Rsoemary O’Neill Featured in Recent Exhibition Catalogue, “À propos de Nice, 1947-1977”

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Associate Professor of Art History, Rosemary O’Neill published, her article, “À propos de Nice:  décentrer l’avant-garde, 1947-1977” in the exhibition catalogue for the À propos…


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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.