Curating Design
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art and Design History and Theory
Department: Art and Design History
Course Number: PGHT 5001
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Design History, Theory & Criticism
  • Art History, Theory & Criticism
  • Curatorial Practice
A soup-to-nuts breakdown of the curatorial process, culminating in the organization of an exhibition for the Parsons Festival. Starting with conceiving a premise, then building an identity for the exhibition, and finally dealing with installation issues, along the way we will think about ways to interpret objects from all fields, including art, design, and fashion. The class includes some history of exhibition-making, and pivotal exhibitions from the past will be analyzed in depth. Guest speakers include graphic designers, curators, and artists who will offer insights and feedback on our approach.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to all university graduate students.


Open to Graduate students.