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Wednesday
Feb162011

EXHIBITIONS

We Are Grammar

PRATT MANHATTAN GALLERY
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 . 

 

Crossing Disciplines: Books

THE RUBELLE AND NORMAN SCHAFLER GALLERY
Brooklyn Campus
200 Willoughby Avenue
Chemistry Building, First Floor, 
Monday–Friday, 9 AM–5 PM; Saturday, 12–5 PM

February 9–March 9, 2011

An exhibition of work based on an open call to Pratt faculty and students in all departments surrounding the theme “Books.”

 

Fleeting Objects

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

Tuesday
Feb152011

CELEBRATION FOR AWARD-WINNING PRATT INSTITUTE CHAIR

Wednesday, March 9
6:30–8:30 PM

Pratt Manhattan Campus
Seventh Floor Gallery
144 West 14th
 Street
New York, NY

Please joint Pratt Provost Peter Barna and Cabot Wrenn President Ryan Stites at an exclusive cocktail party to celebrate a special collaboration between industry and design education that produced the Pratt Institute Chair, awarded Interior Design magazine's Best of Year 2010.

Designed by a Pratt faculty-student team and handcrafted by Cabot Wrenn, the chair demonstrates Pratt's and Cabot Wrenn's commitment to sustainability and enduring quality.

Cindy Allen, Editor in Chief of Interior Design magazine will introduce the design and the team led by Mark Goetz (B.I.D. ’86), and including Tim Richartz (B.I.D. ’86), Alvaro Uribe (B.I.D. ’10), and Ashley Thorfinnson (M.I.D. ’11). The team will discuss the process of designing the chair.

Space is extremely limited. Please RSVP by Monday, March 7.

RSVP URL: alumni.pratt.edu/chairevent
RSVP Phone: 718-636-3635

Photo: Armando Rafael Moutela

Monday
Feb142011

SPRING 2011 ARCHITECTURE LECTURE SERIES

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

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

Pratt Brooklyn Lecture Series

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

Thursday, March 3, 6 PM
Paul Guzzardo, Urban Theorist, Buenos Aires
Sponsored by the Buckminster Fuller Institute

Thursday, March 10, 6 PM
Memorial Hall
Christo, Artist, Paris
“The Mustaba: Project for United Arab Emirates”

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

Sunday
Feb132011

PROGRAMS FOR SUSTAINABLE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT LECTURE SERIES

 All lectures take place at the Pratt Manhattan campus, Room 213 unless otherwise noted (*).

Thursday, March 3, 5:30 PM (Reception), 6 PM (Lecture)
*Higgins Hall Auditorium, Brooklyn Campus
Paul Guzzardo, lawyer and media activist/artist who looks at the relationship between emerging digital information and public space
“New Ways to Smear the Street with Our Extended Epistemology”

Friday, March 4, 5:30 PM (Reception), 6 PM (Lecture)
Jorge Rigau, leading Puerto Rican preservationist and Founder of the New School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
“The Problems of Preserving Paradise”

Friday, March 11, 5:30 PM (Reception), 6 PM (Lecture)
Architect Jonathan Kirschenfeld
“Typologies of Social Engagement: Redefining Architectural Practice”

Friday, March 25, 5:30 PM (Reception), 6 PM (Lecture)
Whitney Grant, architect and member of the Jackson Community Design Center
“Suspended Mid-City” 

Sunday
Feb132011

VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES

All lectures are at 12:45 PM and last until about 2 PM. 
Engineering Building, Room 371 

March 8: David Diao
April 19: Josephine Meckseper