MoMA, the Public Theater, New York Fashion Week, the New Museum, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, Eyebeam, and the New York Historical Society — these are just a small sampling of the cultural offerings in New York City, a global nexus of art, design, and business.
A Parsons education isn’t just a series of isolated classes — it’s a fully immersive learning experience in which the city itself serves as an urban design laboratory. Students study New York’s urban architecture and design, analyze the city’s dazzling array of retail environments, and participate in showings at cutting-edge venues like The Kitchen, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), and Design Within Reach.
Students also participate in the city’s professional life, taking advantage of the many internship opportunities and participating in projects with community and industry partners. And Parsons itself is a noted venue for exhibitions, performances, and lectures by celebrated artists and thinkers.
We encourage students to explore the ever-changing roster of events at Parsons and throughout New York.