Annual Parsons/Cooper-Hewitt Graduate Student Symposium on the Decorative Arts and Design

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The Twenty-Third Annual Parsons/Cooper-Hewitt Graduate Student Symposium on the Decorative Arts and Design

Parsons The New School for Design
Dorothy H. Hirshon Suite
Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd Fl.
New York.
April 10 and 11, 2014.


Thursday, April 10
5:30 p.m.

The Catherine Hoover Voorsanger Keynote Address:
Professor Michele Bogart, Stony Brook University, "Parsing Out Public in Public Art."
Reception to follow.

Friday, April 11
Session 1. 10:30 a.m
Rebecca McNamara, MA Candidate, History of Decorative Arts and Design, Parsons The New School for Design/Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, “Mourning Widows in Nineteenth-Century New York: A Sartorial Public Display of Grief and Independence.”
Yitzchak Schwartz, MA, Bard Graduate Center for Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture, “Reimagining American Religion in Boston’s Trinity Church.”
Diana Greenwold, PhD Candidate, History of Art, University of California, Berkeley, “Embroidered Histories: Italian American Textiles and Collecting at the Scoula d’Industrie Italiane, 1905-1927.”
Session 2. 2:30 p.m.
Clémence Imbert, PhD Candidate, Ésthetique et histoire de l’art, Université de Paris 8, “User Made Viewer. Graphic Design Exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art and the Centre Pompidou, 1929-2014.”
Katharine J. Wright, PhD candidate, New York University Institute of Fine Arts, “Your Art Here: Print Advertisements, Imaginary Galleries, and Conceptual Art from 1964 to 1971.”
Salem Tsegaye, MA Candidate, Design Studies, Parsons The New School for Design, "Temple to Forum by Design: The Evolution of the Queens Museum's Social and Spatial Dimensions"
Emma Thorne-Christy, MFA Design, University of California, Davis, “Taxidermy as Museum Object: Designing Exhibits for Twenty-First-Century Audiences.”

The symposium is free and open to the public. R.S.V.P. by April 4 to 212-849-8344 or