History of Design and Curatorial Studies

Faculty Spotlights

Glenn Adamson Leads Course on Material Culture and Politics at ADHT

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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…

Faculty Spotlight: Tracy Ehrlich of HDCS Embarks on Smithsonian Fellowship

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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….

Three Faculty Summers Around the World

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Sarah E. Lawrence Dean of ADHT Sarah E. Lawrence spent July leading a three-week intensive entitled “The Period Room” at Parsons Paris School of 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.