History of Design and Curatorial Studies

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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…

Alumni Spotlight: Sakura Nomiyama

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ADHT alumna Sakura Nomiyama has been very busy since graduating from the MA in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies Program in 2016! Since…

HDCS Faculty Lorraine Karafel’s “Raphael’s Tapestries: The Grotesques of Leo X”

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  Assistant Professor of Art and Design History Lorraine Karafel’s most recent publication, Raphael’s Tapestries: The Grotesques of Leo X, was released earlier this year by Yale…

Sebastian Grant Complete MA HDCS’s First Curatorial Capstone Project

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In the Spring 2017 semester, student Sebastian Grant completed the MA Program’s first Curatorial Capstone Project. Over the course of a year, Grant gained hands-on…

Course Spotlight – Issues in Graphic Design: Modernity, Identity and Meaning

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The MA program in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies was proud to welcome renowned Graphic Design scholar and curator, Jeremy Aynsley, to teach…

Course Spotlight – Integrating Materials and Techniques: Metals, Sculptures & Woods in European Decorative Arts 1600-1850

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In January 2017, the MA program in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies was glad to welcome scholar and Victoria and Albert curator Tessa…


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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.