Filled year-round with exhibitions of work by outside artists and designers, faculty, and students, Parsons’ galleries are an important new downtown destination for art and design programming. As a venue to showcase student work, they also allow students to obtain construction, installation, and presentation experience in a high-profile exhibition setting.
Recently renovated as part of the new
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons has two state-of-the-art galleries measuring more than 4,000 square feet: the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery and the smaller Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, with Fifth Avenue frontage. Parsons’ main street-level exhibition and meeting spaces also include plasma screens, a rotating wallpaper design, and an innovative student critique area which enables the public to observe the design dialogue that is central to a Parsons education.
Location: Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School for Design, 66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, New York
Gallery Hours: Open daily 12:00–6:00 p.m. and late Thursday evenings until 8:00 p.m.; closed all major holidays and holiday eves.
Info: Please call 212.229.8919.
Students and faculty also present their work in other on-campus and satellite venues throughout the city in a number of ways—public events, fashion shows, and exhibitions. Recent venues include the Kitchen, Pulse Contemporary Art fair, Design Within Reach, and ICFF.
For more information about the galleries and exhibition programs, please be sure to visit the following pages:
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center