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  • MAD masterclass: Entre vos mains

    Hands-on ceramics On Saturday, February 10, students were able to break that ultimate law of museums–DO NOT TOUCH. After a tour with curators Béatrice Quette and Sophie Motsch to see how ceramics are currently displayed in the museum, the students were led down into the reserves, where objects await installation or transfer to a storage…

  • HDCS program director Emmanuel Guy will present his curatorial practice at Mucem, Marseille

          HDCS program director Emmanuel Guy will present his curatorial practice at Mucem, Marseille on Feb 21st, 2-5pm. This presentation is part of the “Exhibiting methods” conference series, it will be dedicated to “Exhibiting literature”. Writing is sometimes referred to as wandering. Similarly, the path through an exhibition can be conceived of as a…

  • Printed History (video)

    In spring 2017, HDCS students partnered with the DT + AMT programs (Design, Art, Media, and Technology) to produce project proposals for the MAD (Musée des Arts Décoratifs). This project was conceived by Forrest Pelsue (MA HDCS), Vicky Chau (BFA AMT) and Esther Klingbiel (BFA AMT). Sources, a museum journal for decorative arts & design…

  • Object of the Week : 100% Make-Up Vase

    Shiro Kuramata, 100% Make-Up Vase, 1990, designed for the 100% Make Up project by Alessandro Mendini for Alessi. Beginning in 1990, Alessandro Mendini spear headed a project in collaboration with Alessi called 100% Make Up – La Fabbrica Estetica. The idea was simple: to create a system of 100 vases, by 100 designers, each in…

  • Talk: Annie Claustres

    Just a reminder our last HDCS talk of the Fall 17 semester Postmodernity and Material Culture by Annie Claustres (Université Lumière Lyon 2) is on Tuesday Dec 5th, from 6.30-8pm in our Parsons Paris Gallery!!! From Claes Oldenburg’s soft sculptures to Robert Gober’s plaster sinks or Franz West’s rather uncomfortable sofas, many artists have addressed…

  • New York intensive from a Paris perspective

    In the midst of working on her thesis on the publications of Ettore Sottsass, second year MA student Katia Porro took a two week trip to New York City for an intensive course with Jeremy Aynsley called “Issues in Graphic Design: Identity, Modernity, & Meaning.” Based at the Cooper Hewitt, Katia explored prints, rare books, typography, and magazines in…

  • Bargello: Projected Storytelling (video)

    In spring 2017, HDCS students partnered with the DT + AMT programs (Design, Art, Media, and Technology) to produce project proposals for the MAD (Musée des Arts Décoratifs). This project was conceived by Nadia Jihad (MA HDCS), Karla Polo-Garcia (MFA DT), and Paolo Villanueva (MFA DT). MFA Design & Technology students Karla Polo-Garcia and Paolo…

  • Talk: Jacopo Galimbreti

    November 14th, 2017 Parsons Paris Gallery 6.30-8pm. Jacopo Galimberti is a post-doctoral fellow of the British Academy at the University of Manchester. His research focuses on post-war art in Western Europe and he is currently writing a book about operaismo, autonomia and the visual arts. His articles have appeared in several journals such Art History,…

  • Beauty Prescribed (video)

    In spring 2017, HDCS students partnered with the DT + AMT programs (Design, Art, Media, and Technology) to produce project proposals for the MAD (Musée des Arts Décoratifs). This project was conceived by Sarah Gasper (MA HDCS), Remina Greenfield (MFA DT) and Dasha Ilina (BFA AMT). Beauty Prescribed Artists Dasha Ilina and Remina Greenfield have…

  • Savage Minds 2017

    The incoming class of MA HDCS and MA Fashion Studies present their first exhibition, “Savage Minds, from Objects to Collection”, the result of a 5-day orientation workshop introducing research methods and display techniques for future design historians and curators.