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Monday
Aug222011

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.

September 8–November 30, 2011
Monday–Friday, 10 AM–8 PM
Saturday–Sunday, 10 AM–6 PM

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

Monday
Aug222011

Principals of Design: Pratt Fashion Alumni

This exhibition showcases the diversity, influence, and talent of professional designers who began their careers at Pratt Institute.

September 9–October 9, 2011
Tuesday–Saturday, 11 AM–6 PM

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

Tuesday
Aug232011

A Lecture by Artist Kara Walker 

Kara Walker, Gone, An Historical Romance of a Civil War as it Occurred between the Dusky Thighs of One Young Negress and Her Heart [detail], Cut paper on wall approx. 180 x 600 inches (396.2 x 1524 cm), 1994
Visual artist Kara Walker is known for her candid investigation of race, gender, sexuality, and violence through life-sized silhouetted figures that have appeared in exhibitions worldwide.

Monday, September 19, 6 PM

MEMORIAL HALL
Brooklyn Campus
200 Willoughby Avenue

Note: The event is free and open to the public, however, seating priority will be given to Pratt students and faculty members with valid ID at 5:30 PM. Members of the public will be admitted at 5:50 PM should seating be available.

Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Wednesday
Aug242011

FINE ARTS FACULTY EXHIBITION

This exhibition, section 1 of 2, will highlight the work by faculty members in the Department of Fine Arts. Section 2 of the exhibition will open with a reception on Wednesday, November 16, from 4-6 PM.

September 21–November 3, 2011
Opening reception, September 21, 4–6 PM
Monday–Friday, 9 AM–5 PM
Saturday, 12–5 PM

THE RUBELLE AND NORMAN SCHAFLER GALLERY
Brooklyn Campus
200 Willoughby Avenue
Chemistry Building, First Floor

Wednesday
Aug242011

Kadir Nelson Lecture and Book Signing

Cover image of Heart and Soul by Kadir Nelson (Balzer + Bray, September 27, 2011)

Undergraduate Communications Design lecture by award-winning artist Kadir Nelson on his new book, Heart and Soul, an introduction to the history of America and African Americans. For more on Kadir Nelson's work, please visit www.kadirnelson.com.

Wednesday, September 21 
7 PM Lecture
8 PM Q&A and book signing

HIGGINS HALL AUDITORIUM
Brooklyn Campus
61 St. James Place

Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Monday
Aug292011

Green Expo Hosted by Construction Management and Facilities Management

Pratt's Construction Management and Facilities Management programs will host a Green Expo highlighting sustainable products and technologies, to benefit the establishment of a scholarship within the Facilities Management master's program. This inaugural event will initiate a partnership between leaders in the Facility Management Industry (The Tri-State League of Facility Professionals) and Pratt graduate students in the Facilities Management or Construction Management programs.

Thursday, September 22, 2-8 PM

PRATT MANHATTAN CAMPUS
144 W. 14th Street
Fourth Floor

Monday
Aug292011

VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES 

Stephen Westfall, Karma, 48 x 48 inches, oil and alkyd on canvas, 2011.

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!

September 27, 2011–April 17, 2012
Tuesdays, 12:45 PM 

ENGINEERING BUILDING
Brooklyn Campus
200 Willoughby Avenue
Room 307

Photo: Courtesy of Lennon Weinberg, Inc.

Monday
Aug292011

DIGITAL ARTS LECTURE SERIES 

Takehito Etani, Masticator triptych, 2005.

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! 

September 28–November 16
Wednesdays, 12:45 PM

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

Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Monday
Aug292011

Black Alumni of Pratt Celebration of the Creative Spirit

Honorees at this black tie event will include Jeff Koons, George Lois, John Parham and Maruchi Santana, and David Adjaye. 

To RSVP, call 718-636-3479

Monday, October 3
6:30 PM Reception
7:30 PM Dinner

THE PIERRE
2 East 61st Street (between Madison & 5th Avenues)
New York, NY

Wednesday
Aug312011

Conversation with Cecil BALMOND

Conversation with Cecil Balmond, engineer, architect, designer of Balmond Studio, London, and Catherine Ingraham, Pratt professor of architecture. Sponsored by the Steel Institute and the Ornamental Metal Institute.

Thursday, October 6, 6 PM

HIGGINS HALL AUDITORIUM
Brooklyn Campus
61 St. James Place

Wednesday
Aug312011

LOOT 2011: MAD About Jewelry

Left to right: Geo Brooch by Bona Ha (Jewelry Design, '11); Octopus Brooch by Jina Lee (Jewelry Design, '11)

This juried selling exhibition of art and studio jewelry includes work by four recent graduates of Pratt’s B.F.A. program in jewelry design.

October 11–14, 2011
Tuesday–Sunday, 11 AM–6 PM  
Thursday, 11 AM–9 PM 

MUSEUM OF ART AND DESIGN
2 Columbus Circle 
New York, NY

Click here for more!

Photo: Courtesy of the artists

Thursday
Sep012011

Myrtle Hall Tour as part of Openhousenewyork

Director of Facilities Planning and Adjunct Professor of Undergraduate Architecture Richard Scherr will lead tours of LEED-Gold certified Myrtle Hall, and a video on the building's green features will be screened to this year's openhousenewyork attendees.

Saturday, October 15
Tours at 1 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM

MYRTLE HALL
Brooklyn Campus
536 Myrtle Avenue

For more information, visit ohny.org.

Friday
Sep022011

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.