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Industrial Design Faculty Exhibition

Work by 30 professors from the undergraduate and graduate Industrial Design programs will be exhibited.

Open through March 7, 2012
Monday–Friday, 9 AM–5 PM
Saturday, 12–5 PM

Brooklyn Campus
200 Willoughby Avenue
Chemistry Building
First Floor


Photographer and Video Artist LaToya Ruby Frazier at VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES

LaToya Ruby Frazier, production still from the series "New York Close Up," © Art21, Inc., 2011LaToya Ruby Frazier's work in photography and video has employed such themes as the body and landscape, familial and communal history, private and public space, and human complexity. Frazier will be participating in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, which will take place at the Whitney Museum of American Art from March 1 through May 27, 2012.

The Pratt Visiting Artists Lecture Series is an annual series organized by the Department of Fine Arts to welcome nationally and internationally recognized fine artists to share their experiences with the Pratt community. To see the full line-up, click here

Tuesday, February 7, 12:45 PM

Brooklyn Campus
200 Willoughby Avenue
Room 307


Bright Future: New Designs in Glass

Aron Losonczi, LitraconThis exhibition of sculpture, tableware, and lighting designs by American and international artists and firms will explore issues of sustainability, the manipulation of light, and the contrast of ancient and modern influences in contemporary glass. The signature qualities of glass—its flexibility, clarity, complex cultural history, and ability to magnify and direct light—will all be at play in the works exhibited. The exhibition, which is guest curated by Sarah Archer, chief curator at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, is timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the development of studio art glass in America.

Opening reception on Thursday, February 9, 6–8 PM

February 10–May 5, 2012
Tuesday–Saturday, 11 AM–6 PM

Manhattan Campus
144 West 14th Street
Second Floor


Designer Todd Oldham Gives Anna and Joseph Syrop Annual Lecture 

Designer Todd Oldham will talk about the legendary designer Alexander Girard, whose distinctive career is celebrated in a new monograph by Oldham and writer Kiera Coffee.  

The talk is an Anna and Joseph Syrop Annual Lecture, part of a lecture series endowed by the Selz Foundation that features talks by outstanding individuals in interior design.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 6 PM

Brooklyn Campus
61 St. James Place 

This event is free and open to the public; however, attendees with Pratt IDs will be seated first.

For more information, contact 718-636-3630.


2012 Pratt Fashion Show + Cocktail Benefit

Pratt Institute's 2012 class of fashion designers will present original works at the 2012 Pratt Fashion Show, which will feature the best work by Pratt's graduating seniors. The collections to be shown on the runway will be pre-selected by a panel of fashion industry experts and press and will span several categories of fashion. A cocktail benefit will take place after the runway show and proceeds will benefit Pratt's Department of Fashion Design.

Fashion Show
Thursday, April 26, 2012, 6 PM
548 West 22nd Street
New York, New York 10011 

Cocktail Benefit
Thursday, April 26, 2012, 7:30–10 PM
PH-D at Dream Downtown
355 West 16th Street 
New York, New York 10011 

For more information and to purchase tickets, email fashionshow@pratt.edu or call 718-399-4548.

Funding for the 2012 Pratt Fashion Show was awarded in part through a competitive grant presented to Pratt Institute by the Importer Support Program of the Cotton Board and managed by Cotton Incorporated.