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Friday
Sep092011

PRATT IN VENICE EXHIBITION

This exhibition highlights Pratt in Venice student art and research produced during the study abroad program. A silent auction will be held to raise funds for the Pratt in Venice Scholarship.

October 18–October 23, 2011
Daily, 9 AM–5 PM

EAST HALL
Brooklyn Campus
Second Floor Gallery

Thursday
Sep082011

Resonance: Looking For Mr. McLuhan

This exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of the pioneering media critic Marshall McLuhan and aims to demonstrate how McLuhan's thinking still resonates with contemporary artists. Boasting work from 16 different artists, the exhibition is curated by guest curator Berta Sichel, director of the department of audiovisuals and chief-curator film and video at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, and assistant guest curator Mariano Salvador, a filmmaker and former assistant curator in the department of audiovisual and web coordinator, also at the Museo Nacional Centro de Art Reina Sofía.

Opening reception on Thursday, October 20, 6–8 PM

October 21–December 21
Tuesday–Saturday, 11 AM–6 PM

PRATT MANHATTAN GALLERY
Manhattan Campus
144 W. 14th Street
Second Floor

Wednesday
Sep072011

LEGENDS 2011

Pratt's annual scholarship benefit honors legends in the worlds of art and design. Legends 2011 honorees include Laurie Anderson, Juan Montoya, and William Wegman.

Tuesday, November 1
6 PM Cocktail Reception
7 PM Dinner and Awards Ceremony
Followed by Dessert Reception and special performance by Laurie Anderson

7 WORLD TRADE CENTER

250 Greenwich Street
New York, NY

For additional information, please visit www.pratt.edu/legends2011 or contact Katie Hush, Director of Special Events, at khush@pratt.edu.

Tuesday
Sep062011

DIGITAL ARTS LECTURE SERIES

Man Bartlett, #24hKith, 2010.The Department of Digital Arts Lecture Series features critics, artists, and curators of digital art. The guests include both emerging talent and established pioneers in the fields of digital animation, motion arts, interactive artwork, and digital imaging. To see this semester's line-up, click here!

Lectures November 2 through November 16
Wednesdays, 12:45 PM

MYRTLE HALL
Brooklyn Campus
536 Myrtle Avenue
Room 4E-3

Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Tuesday
Sep062011

School of Architecture Fall Lecture Series

Pratt Institute's School of Architecture Fall Lecture Series will feature several prominent names in architecture. To see the full line-up of speakers, click here!

Thursday, November 3, 6 PM
“Rome Matters: Symposium and Essays on Rome”
This panel discussion on how centuries old architecture continues to inform the work of contemporary descendents will give new perspectives on old buildings and new structures alike. Panelists include Pippo Ciorra of MAXXI, Rome; Pratt Professors of Architecture William Menking as moderator, Frederick Biehle, and Mark Rakatansky; and Temple University Professor Alicia Imperiale.

HIGGINS HALL AUDITORIUM
Brooklyn Campus
61 St. James Place

Thursday, November 17, 6 PM
Lecture by Paul Schumacher, company director and senior designer for Zaha Hadid Architects.

HIGGINS HALL AUDITORIUM
Brooklyn Campus
61 St. James Place

Tuesday
Sep062011

BREAKING BORDERS: NEW LATIN AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE

This exhibition highlights contemporary architecture of the past 10 years from 45 firms representing more than 10 Latin American countries. Click here for more information.

"Breaking Borders Symposium: A Critical Panorama" on November 7
With a distinguished panel of international architects and educators, this symposium will discuss the global importance of Latin American architecture with presentations in conjunction with the ongoing "Breaking Borders" exhibition. Speakers include Alfredo Brillembourg, chair of Architecture and Urban Design at the Swiss Institute of Technology; Ana Maria Duran, architect at A0 Studio in Quito, Ecuador; Giancarlo Mazzanti, architect in Bogota, Columbia; Barry Bergdoll, chief curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art in New York; Kenneth Frampton, Ware professor of architecture at Columbia University; Ivan Shumkov, Pratt professor of architecture.

HIGGINS HALL AUDITORIUM
Brooklyn Campus
61 St. James Place

Keynote Lecture on November 14
Principal and lead designer of the Carlos Jimenez Studio (CJS), Carlos Jimenez is an internationally recognized and award-winning architect with works ranging from an art studio in the serene surroundings of the Berkshires to the corporate headquarters of a major firm along a busy freeway in Indiana.

HIGGINS HALL AUDITORIUM
Brooklyn Campus
61 St. James Place

Exhibition open through November 30
Monday–Friday, 10 AM–8 PM
Saturday–Sunday, 10 AM–6 PM

HAZEL AND ROBERT H. SIEGEL GALLERY
Brooklyn Campus
61 St. James Place

Tuesday
Sep062011

DENMARK INSTITUTE FOR STUDY ABROAD INFO SESSIONS AND EXHIBITION 

The study abroad program for The Copenhagen/Denmark Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) will present two information sessions and a furniture and textile exhibition opening reception. For more information on the experiences of Pratt students in this program, click here!

Tuesday, November 8, 6 PM
Information Session with an introduction by Johanne Riegels Ostergard, director of Architecture and Design at DIS

MYRTLE HALL
Brooklyn Campus
Room 4E-3

Tuesday, November 8, 7:30 PM
Furniture and textile design exhibition of work from Summer 2011 DIS session

JULIANA CURRAN TERIAN DESIGN CENTER GALLERY
Brooklyn Campus
Second Floor

Wednesday, November 9, 6:30 PM
Information Session for Graduate Communications Design students with an introduction by Johanne Riegels

MANHATTAN CAMPUS
123 West 18th Street

Tuesday
Sep062011

Pratt Falls: Before You Don’t Vote

For the fourth consecutive year, Pratt Manhattan Gallery will host "Pratt Falls," a free cabaret of political satire. "Pratt Falls: Before You Don't Vote" is produced by internationally known political satirist Larry Litt.

Tuesday, November 8, 7 PM

PRATT MANHATTAN GALLERY
Manhattan Campus
144 W. 14th Street
Second Floor

Thursday
Sep012011

VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES

Josephine Meckseper, installation view, Arndt & Partner, Berlin, 2008.

The Pratt Visiting Artist 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!

Lectures November 15, 2011 through April 17, 2012
Tuesdays, 12:45 PM

ENGINEERING BUILDING
Brooklyn Campus
200 Willoughby Avenue
Room 307

Photo: Courtesy of the artist, New York, and ARNDT, Berlin.