parsons school of design announces annual parsons festival

This year's festival featuring thesis collections from students throughout Parsons will take place beginning May 18, and feature both in-person and virtual exhibitions

New York, May 4, 2022 - Parsons School of Design today announced the Parsons Festival, which highlights graduating students’ work and achieve­ments across art, design, architecture, photography, film, technology, and more. After holding Parsons Festival virtually in 2020 and 2021, this year's festival will be hybrid, with both in-person events and exhibitions as well as exciting online activations.

Save the dates for the following events and exhibitions and stay tuned for registration links. Whether you are in New York or on the other side of the globe, join us in celebrating the creativity, intelligence, and heart of the Class of 2022! 

Note: For all in-person events, non-New School community members (general public) will be required to have a ticket, ID, and proof of vaccination + booster. Masks will also be required to be worn in these spaces. 


May 12, 12:10–3:15 pm | BFA Integrated Design Symposium (66 Fifth Ave/2 W 13th St, rooms 101/102. Register here)

May 13, 5–7 pm | BFA Integrated Design Exhibition Opening (Aronson Gallery - 66 Fifth Ave Exhibit on view May 13–22)

May 16, 7–9 pm | BFA / MFA Design & Technology Screenings and Performances (6 E 16th St, 12th floor)

May 17–19 | BFA Fine Arts Exhibition (25 E 13th St, 4th + 5th floors. Register here)

May 17 and 19, 6–8 pm | BFA / MFA Design & Technology Pop-Up Exhibitions (6 E 16th St, 12th floor)

May 18, 5–8 pm | AAS/BFA Fashion Design Open Studios (University Center - 63 Fifth Ave, 3rd, 4th, 5th floors)

May 18–25, 6–8 pm | School of Constructed Environments Exhibition (25 E 13th St, 2nd + 3rd floors)

May 19, 1:30–2:30 pm | BFA Illustration Exhibition Reception (66 Fifth Ave, 2nd floor Exhibit on view May 16–19)

May 19, 6–8 pm | MFA Fine Arts Exhibition Opening (Kellen Gallery - 2 W 13th St Exhibit on view May 15–27)

May 19 | Communication Design Book Launch (time + location TBA)

May 19, 10–11 am | BFA Illustration Animation Screening (Kellen Auditorium - 66 Fifth Ave, room 101)

July 22, 6–8:30 pm | MFA Photography Open Studios(25 E 13th St, 4th + 5th floors)


May 5 | School of Art & Design History & Theory Festival Showcase

May 5, 3–4:30 pm | BFA Design History and Practice Symposium (Register here)

May 13 | BFA Integrated Design Thesis Website

May 16 | Design & Technology Online Exhibition and Publication

May 17, 9 am–1 pm | BBA Strategic Design & Management Symposium (Register here)

May 18, 5–6pm | MS Data Visualization Keynotes

May 18, 7pm | BFA Illustration Animation Twitch Online Screening

May 18 | School of Constructed Environments Online Exhibition 

May 19, 11 am–4:30 pm | BFA / MFA Design & Technology Symposium

May 19 | Communication Design Website

May 23 | MS Strategic Design & Management Capstone Presentations

Parsons School of Design at The New School is one of the leading institutions for art and design education in the world. Based in New York but active around the world, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the full spectrum of art and design disciplines, as well as online courses, degree and certificate programs. Critical thinking and collaboration are at the heart of a Parsons education. Parsons graduates are leaders in their respective fields, with a shared commitment to creatively and critically addressing the complexities of life in the 21st century.


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