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PARSONS PRESENTS 2009 THESIS EXHIBITIONS

Work By Graduating Students On View Beginning April 29

Maxine Nienow, BFA Photography

NEW YORK, April 7, 2008 – Parsons The New School for Design is pleased to announce its 2009 thesis show schedule, which celebrates the work of its graduating students. Throughout the month of May, Parsons will present a series of exhibitions in The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center and venues across Manhattan, representing the final works of its undergraduate and graduate students. Work by students from the architecture, communication design, design and management, design and technology, fashion design, fine arts, illustration, integrated design, interior design, lighting, photography, and product design programs will be on view. For more information, please visit www.newschool.edu/parsons/events.

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Between the Lines
Wednesday, April 29-Friday, May 8
Parsons The New School for Design, Arnold and Sheila Aronson Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue
Admission: Free and open to the public

Parsons The New School for Design presents “Between the Lines,” an exhibition of thesis work by graduating students in the Integrated Design Curriculum, an interdisciplinary degree program that allows students to apply design concepts and skills across a number of disciplines, including fashion design, graphic design, illustration, and product design. For more information, please visit www.newschool.edu/parsons/idc.

Parsons MFA Design + Technology Thesis Symposium
Saturday, May 2- Sunday, May 3
Parsons The New School for Design, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue
Admission: Free and open to the public

Parsons The New School for Design presents a two-day conference that presents thesis work by graduates of its MFA Design + Technology program. Regine Debatty, artist and founder of We Make Money Not Art, will deliver a keynote address on Saturday at 10 a.m. On Sunday at 10 a.m., artist and computer programmer Zachary Lieberman and designer Ken Tanabe will discuss the state of design and technology. Screenings and presentations of student work will take place throughout the weekend. For more information, please visit www.newschool.edu/parsons.newschool/cdt.

Parsons MFA Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
Thursday, May 7- Saturday, May 16
Opening Reception: May 7, 6-9 p.m.
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York
For admission information and hours of operation, please call 212.255.5793 or visit http://thekitchen.org

Parsons The New School for Design presents an exhibition of thesis work by graduates of its MFA Fine Arts program, curated by Anthony Allen, Associate Director of the Paula Cooper Gallery. The MFA Fine Arts program is an intensive two-year graduate program led by Fine Arts Chair Coco Fusco, which trains students as artists in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, video, performance, digital media, installation, and photography. For more information, please visit www.newschool.edu/parsons/finearts.

ART T/K
Monday, May 11
5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Parsons The New School For Design, Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue
Admission: Free and open to the public

Parsons The New School for Design presents a one-night curated exhibition of work based on the theme of "obsession" from 35 graduates of its BFA illustration program. The show will feature thesis work as well as other pieces exploring this theme. For more information, please visit www.newschool.edu/parson/illustration.

Parsons BFA Fashion Thesis Exhibition
Press Preview: Monday, May 11. For more information, please contact communications@newschool.edu
Public Viewing: Tuesday, May 12-Wednesday, May 13, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday, May 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Parsons The New School for Design, David M. Schwartz Fashion Center Auditorium, 560 Seventh Avenue
Admission: Free and open to the public

Parsons The New School for Design presents a special exhibition of the best undergraduate fashion design thesis collections. With the establishment of the first fashion design program in America in 1906, Parsons is credited with giving birth to Seventh Avenue, the epicenter of American fashion. Notable Parsons-trained designers include Adrian, Claire McCardell, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Derek Lam, Proenza Schouler, Peter Som, Vena Cava and Jason Wu. For more information, please visit www.newschool.edu/parsons/fashion.

Parsons BFA Photography Senior Exhibition
Tuesday, May 12- Friday, May 22
Opening Reception: May 12, 6-8 p.m.
Calumet, 22 West 22nd Street, Second Floor, New York
For admission information and hours of operation, please call 212.989.8500 or visit
www.calumetphoto.com
Parsons The New School for Design presents an exhibition of work by graduates of its BFA Photography program. The range of work on view will include photographs, installations, video projections, and magazine and book displays. For more information, please visit www.newschool.edu/parsons/photography.

Parsons School of Art, Media, and Technology Thesis Exhibition
Friday, May 15-Tuesday, May 26
Parsons The New School for Design, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue
Admission: Free and open to the public

Parsons The New School for Design presents an exhibition of thesis work by graduating students in its Communication Design, Design + Technology, Fine Arts, Illustration, and Photography programs. Work on view will range from interactive games and multimedia installations to photographs, drawings, and sculptures. Parsons’ newly formed School of Art, Media and Technology was conceived to encourage collaboration across a variety of art and design media. For more information, visit www.newschool.edu/parsons.

Parsons Design and Management Thesis Presentation
Sunday, May 17, 11 am-3:30 p.m.
The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street, Second Floor
Admission: Free and open to the public

Parsons The New School for Design presents a selection of thesis work by students in the BBA Design and Management program. The presented work was nominated for its excellence by the Design and Management faculty. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion by academic and industry leaders. Parsons’ undegraduate program in Design and Management trains students in the principles of business and design, preparing them for careers as managers and entrepreneurs. For more information, please visit www.newschool.edu/parsons.

Parsons School of Constructed Environments Thesis Exhibition
Wednesday, May 20-Wednesday, May 27
Parsons The New School for Design, 25 East 13th Street, Third Floor Studios
Admission: Free and open to the public

Parsons The New School for Design presents an exhibition of thesis work by graduating students in its School of Constructed Environments, the country’s only comprehensive school of architecture, interior design, lighting design, and product design. Work on view will include architectural, interior, and lighting design installations and sketches, as well as projects from A Good Life, Parsons’ annual product design thesis show in which students develop products for local non-profit organizations. For more information, please visit www.newschool.edu/parsons.

About Parsons The New School for Design

Parsons The New School for Design is one of the most prestigious and comprehensive institutions of art and design in the world. Located in New York City, Parsons prepares students to creatively and critically address the complex conditions of contemporary global society. Combining rigorous craft with cutting-edge theory and research methods, Parsons encourages collaborative and individual approaches that cut across a wide array of disciplines. For more information, please visit www.newschool.edu/parsons.

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Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School for Design
General Information:
Location: 66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, New York
Gallery hours: M-F, 10 AM-8 PM; S-S, Noon-6 PM, closed all major holidays and holiday eves.
Admission: Free
Info: Please contact 212.229.8919 or visit www.newschool.edu/johnsondesigncenter