Parsons The New School for Design (25 E 13)
25 East 13th Street, 5th floor
November 15 - November 15, 2012
Reception: Thursday, November 15, 6 - 9 PM
Parsons Fine Arts is please to announce the 2012 Graduate Open Studios to be held on
Thursday November 15th from 6-9pm. Throughout the evening, our exciting group of 42
international graduate students will open their creative spaces to the public and be available
to answer questions and discuss their works. Open Studios provides a rare opportunity for
visitors to view works in progress and meet the artists in an informal setting. Visitors will gain
an insight into the diverse practices happening within our studio art program that embraces
interdisciplinary experimentation, intellectual rigor and innovation.
The MFA at Parsons Fine Arts is a two-year program committed to expanding the formal,
intellectual and conceptual dimensions of emerging artists’ work. The program curriculum
centers around one-on-one studio visits and group critique, theory classes to foster critical
thinking, personalized classes teaching writing and research for studio practice, as well as
professional practices seminars. The program additionally offers advanced electives in a large
variety of media and topics including eco-literacy as well as seminars including Art + Science,
Art + Poetry, Feminist Art Practice. All classes are structured to support students extend the
boundaries of contemporary cultural expression.
Parsons Fine Arts is home to an international and dynamic faculty whose works have
been exhibited recently at the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American
Art, documenta and The Sydney Biennale. Students also benefit from interaction with an
impressive array of visiting artists and critics who are redefining the cutting edge of art in the
21st century. This year’s guests include: Vito Acconci, Mariam Ghani, Joan Jonas, Adam
Pendleton, Lia Gangitano, Hito Steyerl and Anoka Faruqee.
Parsons Fine Arts is housed within Parsons The New School for Design, which is one of the
world’s leading centers for teaching and research in the fields of art, design and new media.
It offers a diverse learning environment where students engage in studio-based research and
scholarship to develop a global understanding of the arts. Students have the opportunity to
study and collaborate with a wide range of art and design fields, as well as all areas of study
across the internationally recognized New School for Social Research.
For more information please visit http://finearts.parsons.edu/ and contact
the program’s Director, Simone Douglas at email@example.com
About Parsons The New School for Design
Parsons is one of the premier institutions for art and design education. Founded in 1896, is has
served as a pioneer in the field for more than a century. Based in New York and internationally
active, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the full spectrum of design
disciplines. Critical thinking, research and collaboration are at the heart of a Parsons education.
Parsons offers rigorous training that allows for interdisciplinary collaboration across five
thematic schools. An integral part of The New School, Parsons builds on the university’s
legacy of progressive ideals, scholarship, and pedagogy. 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.