The evening will include a viewing and discussion of highlight of the Cooper-Hewitt's collection, with curators from the departments of Drawings and Prints; Product Design and Decorative Arts; Textiles; Wallcoverings; and the Rare Books librarian, and a question-and-answer session with MA Program faculty and administration.
Schedule of events:
6:15-6:30 p.m. Welcome from David Brody, Director
6:30-7:30 p.m. Tour of museum and library collections; presentations by curators.
7:30-8:00 p.m. Reception and question and answer session with current students.
The next generation of decorative arts and design historians, curators, and authors will receive their education from this prestigious two-year program, which confers an MA in the History of Decorative Arts and Design
. Offered by Parsons jointly with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, the degree leads graduates to careers at museums, auction houses, galleries, journals, and universities. The program focuses on the history of western decorative arts and design since the Renaissance, offering courses that address issues such as stylistics, techniques, social history, and critical theory. Its unique character is defined by its location within the Cooper-Hewitt, the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historical and contemporary design.