The Twenty-first Annual Parsons/Cooper-Hewitt Graduate Student Symposium on the Decorative Arts and Design

| March 22, 2012

April 13 & 14, 2012

Parsons the New School for Design

Anna Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium

2 West 13th Street, New York, NY

Friday, April 13

5:30 p.m.

“Consumed by the Past”

The Catherine Hoover Voorsanger Keynote Address

Dr. Thomas Denenberg, Director, The Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont

Reception to follow.

Saturday, April 14

Session I. 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

The Vera Brothers: Parterre Moderne as a Revival of Classicism,
Danielle Mastrangelo, Parsons The New School for Design/Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Master’s Program in the History of Decorative Arts and Design.

A Resilient Medium: A Close Reading of Figurative Letters,
Cheryl Yau, School of Visual Arts, Master of Fine Arts Program in Design Criticism.

Liberty, the Time Machine, Jiyi Ryu, University College London, Department of Anthropology.

Session II. 2:30–4:00 p.m.

The Anti-Modern Fine Printing Revival and American Culture, 1880-1940
Matthew Flaherty, Graduate School and University Center of The City University of New York.

’Tis the Gift to be Simple: Modern Space and the Folk Impulse
Jessica Stambaugh, New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study.

Paradise Lost? Contemporary Design and the Corruption of Nature
Fiona Curran, University College London, The Slade School of Fine Art.

Reception to follow.

This symposium is free and open to the public.

For more information, please call 212-849-8344 or email