Come join us for an open house at the Cooper-Hewitt/Parsons Master’s Program, Wednesday, November 16. Run jointly by Parsons The New School for Design and Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, of the Smithsonian Institution, the program offers an MA in the History of Decorative Arts and Design, and leads graduates to careers at museums, auction houses, galleries, journals, and universities.
The curriculum focuses on the history of western decorative arts and design since the Renaissance, offering courses that address issues such as stylistics, techniques, social history, and critical theory. Its unique character is defined by its location within the Cooper-Hewitt, the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historical and contemporary design.
Courses are object-oriented and faculty belong to the School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons, or are drawn from the ranks of scholars and curators of the decorative arts at major museums in New York and abroad. Students also have opportunities to intern at the Cooper-Hewitt or other museums, auction houses, dealers, design journals and designers’ studios.
The evening will include a meeting with the Director of the MA Program, a viewing of rarely seen highlights of the Cooper-Hewitt's collection, with curators from the departments of Drawings and Prints; Product Design and Decorative Arts; Textiles; Wallcoverings; and Rare Books, and a question-and-answer session with current MA Program students and faculty.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 6:15–7:30 p.m.
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
9 East 90th Street, New York, NY
For more information or to RSVP: 212.849.8344 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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