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Parsons Festival | May 5-9

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Festival Highlights May 5-9 Parsons Chat Series: Michael Donovan Thursday, May 05, 12:30-1:30 pm Event Cafe University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, lower level RSVP Here The Parsons Chat Series is an exciting…

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Free Documentary Screening / Q&A on Wed. May 4th: Gayby Baby


Parsons Fine Arts, Australians in Film (AFI) and the Australian Consulate invite you to a free screening of Gayby Baby, an award-winning Australian documentary about children of same-sex couples that screened last year to a…

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Parsons’ Curatorial Design Research Lab Presents: CURATORIAL SLAM!


2nd Annual CDRL Curatorial Slam! Friday, April 22, 2016 4:00-7:00 om The Orozco Room (A712)/66 W. 12th Street Parsons’ Curatorial Design Research Lab (CDRL) is a community of practice comprised of…

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AIGA @ Parsons Lecture Series: In The House with Tumblr & Pinterest


Perspectives from San Francisco and New York on design in tech John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10003 There are a limited number…

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MFA Fine Arts Student Umber Majeed Shows at Queens Museum

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“welcome to what we took from is the state” On View March 12 – April 2, 2016 Opening Reception, Saturday March 12, 4-6pm Closing Reception, Saturday April 2, 2-4pm The South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC)…

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Whatever, Let’s Do It. Salon.

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Hosted by some students from the MFA Fine Art department. This will be our first salon of the year– an experimental space, free of judgement to present work of any discipline…

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Summer program opportunity: Open Style Lab


The Open Style Lab summer program’s applications are open for 2016, accepting applications from AMT graduate students or recent graduate alumni.
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Collage Soft Circuits Workshop

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Collage & Soft Circuits Workshop Wednesday, January 27th, 7-9pm 6 East 16th Street, 12th Floor   This workshop offers new pathways for visual artists to engage with the creative application of novel materials and technology….

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Fine Arts Visiting Artist Lecture Series Begins Feb. 3rd!

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Visiting Lecture Series

The Visiting Artist Lecture Series for 2016 begins with Kate Gilmore! Date: February 3rd Time: 7pm Location: Kellen Auditorium, 66 Fifth Ave. lobby level Kate Gilmore  is a performance, video and…

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AIGA@Parsons Lecture Series Presents: An Evening with Google Creative Lab

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  Wednesday, January 27, 2016 The Auditorium The New School 66 West 12th Street 6:30-7:00PM Doors open & check-in 7:00-8:30PM Presentation 8:30-9:00PM Reception ***This event has now reached capacity and is sold…

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Adele photographed for TIME by MFA Photo alumnus Erik Madigan Heck (’09)

Alumni News News

    ADELE PHOTOGRAPHED BY ERIK MADIGAN HECK FOR TIME MAGAZINE Released in print on Monday, December 21st internationally and online at
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Parsons Fine Arts Alumni Screening at Mix NYC Queer Experimental Film Fest

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Alumni News

Parsons MFA Alumni Buzz Slutzky and Mylo Mendez  will be screening videos at this years MIX NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival .  MIX NYC is the longest running queer film festival in New…

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“Altos @ Parsons: In Residence” Exhibition Opening September 3rd At 25 East Gallery

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Altos @ Parsons:  In Residence This exhibition delves into the territory of memory and location to tell the story of a dual experience; all the artists selected for this show have…

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Career Services Career Expo, September 30th!

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  For specific questions about the Expo, please contact Khourin Wilkins at
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Tariku Shiferaw and Ryota Sato: Bluewolf Art Installation Scholarship Winners

Student News

Works by MFA Fine Arts students Tariku Shiferaw, a mixed media artist and painter, and Ryota Sato, a silkscreen artist, were selected for the inaugural Bluewolf Art Installation Scholarship program, this year titled, “In Between Abstraction.”…

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MFA Fine Art Alums Mark Smith and Matt Whitman to Exhibit Work in Upcoming #INTHECLOUD Show

Alumni News

MFA Fine Arts Alum Mark Smith and Matt Whitman are presenting new work in the upcoming summer show #INTHECLOUD. Smith and Whitman will also be showing collaborative work titled, Dreamliner /…

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MFA Fine Arts Student Logan Lape Receives Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award

Student News

MFA Fine Arts Student Logan Lape has been awarded the prestigious International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award for 2015. Congrats Logan! The International Sculpture Center (ISC) established the…

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MFA Fine Arts Student Eleana Antonaki Wins the BP Portrait Awards Young Artist Award

Student News

J. by Eleana Antonaki, 2015 Oil on canvas 1450 x 1450mm New York based artist Eleana Antonaki, 25, is the winner of the BP Young Artist Award 2015 for a portrait…

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A Bowery Residence curated by MFA Alumni

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A Bowery Residence Brings Four One and Two Person Shows to Lower East Side LIVELIVE Presents and Standard Practice are excited to announce A Bowery Residence, a series of four one…

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2015 Parsons Fine Arts MFA Thesis Show: Off Pink

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Parsons the New School for Design is pleased to announce Off Pink, the 2015 Parsons Fine Arts MFA Thesis Show curated by Tina Kukielski. The exhibition features new works in a…

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The MFA course in Fine Arts offers an exciting, critically engaged, cross-disciplinary program for emerging artists. The 2-year, 60-credit curriculum is based on a combination of studio, theory and professional practices classes committed to expanding the formal, intellectual, and conceptual work of students working within and across a wide variety of media such as performance, sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, installation and video. The program encourages students to create, present, and interpret their work with the intellectual rigor and refined skill required to become professional artists. The international MFA Fine Arts faculty are celebrated members of the New York art community who exhibit and publish world-wide. The MFA Fine Arts student community is a proudly diverse group who hail from numerous backgrounds and cultures.

To learn more about the program, please visit or contact the Director of the MFA Program, Simone Douglas, please send an email to:

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