Galleries and Exhibition Centers

  • Galleries and Exhibitions

    Filled year-round with exhibitions of work by outside artists and designers, faculty, and students, Parsons’ galleries are an important new downtown destination for art and design programming. As a venue to showcase student work, they also allow students to obtain construction, installation, and presentation experience in a high-profile exhibition setting.

    About the galleries

    Recently renovated as part of the new Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons has two state-of-the-art galleries measuring more than 4,000 square feet: the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery and the smaller Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, with Fifth Avenue frontage. Parsons’ main street-level exhibition and meeting spaces also include plasma screens, a rotating wallpaper design, and an innovative student critique area which enables the public to observe the design dialogue that is central to a Parsons education.

    Location: Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School for Design, 66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, New York

    Gallery Hours: Open daily 12:00–6:00 p.m. and late Thursday evenings until 8:00 p.m.; closed all major holidays and holiday eves.

    Admission: Free

    Info: Please call 212.229.8919.

    Additional exhibition venues

    Students and faculty also present their work in other on-campus and satellite venues throughout the city in a number of ways—public events, fashion shows, and exhibitions. Recent venues include the Kitchen, Pulse Contemporary Art fair, Design Within Reach, and ICFF.