Parsons Festival: Art and Design History and Theory Symposium

Parsons Festival 2016: Art and Design History and Theory Symposium

Organized by The School of Art and Design History and Theory, Parsons School of Design, The New School

Friday, May 13, 2016
10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
2 West 13th Street, Room M101
New York, NY 10011

Graduate students from all three of Parsons’ Art and Design History and Theory graduate programs presented a student-planned symposium in the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center. This event was sponsored by the School of Art and Design History and Theory.


My MA Fashion Studies 92-page thesis Beyond the Looking Glass: Curating and Exhibiting Fashion History in China has been chosen as exemplary work from the class of 2016, and is featured on the Parsons Student Work Website.


About Parsons Festival

The Parsons Festival is an annual series of art and design events in which cutting-edge student work is presented to the Parsons community and the public. The festival takes place at the end of each academic year and includes thesis exhibitions and critiques, thought-provoking public programs, interactive installations, gallery openings, workshops, and special events leading up to Commencement.

The festival showcases the creative and intellectual achievements of Parsons’ graduating students — a diverse and exciting group of artists, designers, architects, photographers, filmmakers, technologists, scholars, and strategists. Individual schools and programs will display the work of their students, demonstrating how Parsons has shaped students’ research and practice. Parsons Festival offers the campus community and the general public opportunities to experience and engage with the innovation, critical inquiry, and social concerns that drive the creative process at Parsons.

Parsons Festival 2017 will kick off April 20 with the opening of the MFA Fine Arts Exhibition at Westbeth Gallery in the West Village and on May 8 with the opening of the School of Art, Media, and Technology’s show in the Kellen Gallery at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center. More than 30 end-of-year exhibitions, events, presentations, open studios, and programs will be part of Festival 2017. Browse the full festival event calendar here.