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Gateway was the community newsletter of Pratt Institute published monthly by the Office of Communications, in the Division of Institutional Advancement through spring 2014. For current Pratt-related news, visit the News page on Pratt’s website.



We Are Grammar

Manhattan Campus
144 W. 14th St. 
Second Floor, Tuesday–Saturday, 11 AM–6 PM

February 25–May 7, 2011

(Left) Savage, I’m a Fraud, 2010, Lambda digital photographic print, 15 ¾ x 15 ¾ inches, courtesy of the artist; (Right) Ronan McCrea,Everything (multi-coloured neon version) Boxed, 2000, neon and cardboard box, 16 1/2 x 15 ¾ x 15 ¾, courtesy of the artist and Green on Red Gallery, Dublin. Exhibition design: Anthony Gross.Several generations of artists’ works will be brought together to explore the impact, establish a dialogue, and draw lines between competing conceptions of the role of text in art. The guest curators for the exhibition are Dave Beech and Paul O’Neill . 



Hunter College Times Square Gallery
450 West 41st St., Tuesday–Saturday, 1–6 PM

February 9, 2011–April 9, 2011

The opening of "Fleeting Objects."

An exhibiton of photography, painting, sculpture, and video by 20 second-year M.F.A. students is on display as part of the “College Art Association (CAA) New York Area M.F.A. Exhibition at Hunter College.

The Pratt portion of the exhibition is called “Fleeting Objects” and was curated by Pratt alumnus Benjamin La Rocco (M.F.A. '04). 

The CAA exhibition is being held in conjunction with the 99th annual CAA conference, and features work of students from 20 M.F.A. programs within 100 miles of New York City. 

Photo: Amy Aronoff

2011 Year-End Student Exhibitions

new. An M.F.A. Design Show

Manhattan Campus
144 W. 14th St., Seventh Floor

First Show: April 8 - 19
Reception: Friday, April 8, 6-9 PM

Second Show: April 22 - May 3
Reception: Friday, April 22, 6-9 PM 

(Left) Elizabeth Kuehnen, America's First Age of Terrorism, 2011, 24x36 inches, mixed media, courtesy of the artist; (Right) Julian Rehani, Shift in Perception , 2011, 40 inches x 30 inches, photography (courtesy of the artist)

Two exhibitions of work from the Department of Communications Design's first M.F.A. class will present thesis installations in diverse mediums including print, audio, and digital. 


Spring 2011 M.F.A. Open Studios

Once a semester, Pratt M.F.A. students open their studios to the public. The Spring 2011 open studios take place Friday, April 15, 2011, 5-10 PM.

Click here for a listing of open studios and a campus map.


Green Week 2011

Pratt holds its fifth annual Green Week March 26th-April 1st, showcasing exhibitions, talks, films, and events to promote sustainability. 

For a full schedule of events, click here.


Architecture Lecture Series

Pratt Manhattan Lecture Series 
All lectures take place in Room 213, Pratt Manhattan Campus unless noted (*).

Tuesday, March 22, 6:30 PM
FM Roundtable
: State of the Art Perspectives
Gerald McGowan, Moderator, Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

Thursday, April 14, 6:30 PM
Robert Sanna
, Executive VP and Director, Forest City Ratner Companies
“Development as a Contact Sport”

Pratt Brooklyn Lecture Series

All lectures take place in the Higgins Hall Auditorium, Brooklyn Campus, unless otherwise noted (*).

Thursday, March 24, 12:30 PM
Tina Chang
, Poet, New York
The Annual Christina Porter Art and Poetry in the Schools Lecture

Thursday and Friday, March 24 and 25, 6 PM
NEAR: New Practices GAUD
Pratt Institute’s Network for Emerging Architectural Research (NEAR)
Symposium on New Research
Professors for Graduate Architecture and Urban Design

Thursday, March 31, 6 PM
Carlos and Borja Ferrater, Architects, OAB, Office of Architecture in Barcelona, Spain

Thursday, April 14, 6 PM
Guy Nordensen
, Structural Engineer and Professor, Princeton University
Sponsored by the Steel Institute and the Ornamental Metal Institute

Monday, April 18, 12:30 PM*
Jose Koechlin, CEO, and Denise Koechlin, Designer, Inkaterra, Peru
“Design of the Pueblo Nature Center in Machu Picchu”

Monday, April 18, 6 PM
Paolo Portoghesi
, Architect, in conversation with Catherine Ingraham, Professor, Pratt Institute

* Held in Higgins Hall South Room 111.



All lectures take place in Room 213, Pratt Manhattan Campus.
5:30 PM: Reception
6–7:30 PM: Lecture (followed by a moderated audience Q&A)

Friday, March 25
Whitney Grant, architect and member of the Jackson Community Design Center.
"Suspended Mid-City" 

Friday, April 1
Mike Marrella, Project Director for the Comprehensive Waterfront Plan, New York City Department of City Planning.
"Vision 2020 Comprehensive Waterfront Plan" 

Friday, April 8
Carsten Paludan-Müller, director of the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research.
"Cultural Heritage: Roots, Relations, Rationales, Rights, and Redemption"  

Friday, April 15
Aaron Levy, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Slought Foundation.
"Redefining Artistic Advocacy"

Friday, April 29
Alan Belensz, Director of the Office of Climate Change with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
"New York State Climate Action Plan"