September 17, 2013

Art and Design Fall Lecture Series 2013

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Pratt Institute’s School of Art and Design will present lectures by renowned individuals through its Digital Arts, Fashion, Film/Video, Fine Arts, and Photography departments. All lectures will take place on Pratt’s Brooklyn campus and are free and open to the public; however, seating priority will be given to current students with Pratt identification.

For the full list of fall lectures and event information, please visit the Pratt website:

Highlights include:

Eileen Quinlan, a self-described still life photographer and New Photography 2013 exhibiting artist (opens 9/14 at the Museum of Modern Art) who uses analog methods of photography to capture intricate, abstract constructions (9/25, Photography Department)

Tom Sachs, a sculptor known for his elaborate recreations and transformations of modern icons of capitalist culture (9/30, Fine Arts Department)

Jeremy Gardiner, an award-winning digital media artist whose work interprets landscapes through geology, human activity, and forces of nature, will deliver a talk titled “Unfolding Landscape” (10/16, Digital Arts Department)

Lee Quinones, one of the most influential artists to emerge from New York City’s subway art movement, will speak about street art and fashion (10/23, Fashion Department)

Life of Pi artist Alexis Rockman and associate producer Jean-Christophe Castelli, and Brett Littman, executive director at The Drawing Center, will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Leighton Pierce, acting dean of the School of Art and Design, on the artwork created for the film Life of Pi (10/29, co-sponsored by the Digital Arts, Fine Arts, and Film/Video Departments)

Sebastián Silva—an award-winning director who was recently named to The New York Times’s “20 Directors to Watch” list—will discuss new work including his feature films Magic Magic and Crystal Fairy (11/21, Film/Video Department)

About Pratt Institute
Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is a global leader in higher education dedicated to preparing its 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information and library science, and liberal arts and sciences. Located in a cultural hub with historic campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Pratt is a living lab of craft and creativity with an esteemed faculty of accomplished professionals and scholars who challenge their talented students to transform their passion into meaningful expression.

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