Recent exhibitions at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery
Kinesthetics: Art Imitating Life
Feb 8 - April 27, 2013
An exhibition exploring the aesthetics of movement through kinetic sculptures echoing the movement of natural forms and recreating human experiences.
125 Icons: A Celebration of Works by Pratt Alumni and Faculty, 1887-2012
Nov 30, 2012 - Jan 19, 2013
Part of Pratt's 125th anniversary celebrations, this exhibition features 125 "iconic" art and design objects created by Pratt alumni and faculty.
Party Headquarters: Art in the Age of Political Absurdity
Sept 28 - Nov 10, 2012
Just in time for election season, Party Headquarters: Art in the Age of Political Absurdity updates the grand tradition of political satire to shine a light on the American psyche in an era political polarization.
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Pratt Alumni Painters
June 8 - Sept 8, 2012
An exhibition of work by fourteen emerging and established painters who graduated from Pratt within the last three decades.
Bright Future: New Designs in Glass
February 10 - May 5, 2012
Furniture, tableware, architectural elements, and lighting designs by American and international artists exploring issues of sustainability, the manipulation of light, and the contrast of ancient and modern influences in contemporary glass.
Resonance: Looking for Mr. McLuhan
October 21 – December 21, 2011
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of pioneering media critic Marshall McLuhan, this exhibition demonstrated the wealth of ways in which McLuhan’s thinking still resonates with contemporary artists.
Principals of Design: Pratt Fashion Alumni
September 9 – October 8, 2011
From haute couture to the finish line, "Principals of Design: Pratt Fashion Alumni" highlights the diversity, influence, and talent of professional designers who began their careers at Pratt Institute.
June 17 – July 30, 2011
A program of single-channel videos selected by 35 international curators (produced and organized by Independent Curators International).
We Are Grammar
February 25 – May 7, 2011
Explored the diverse and evolving ways in which a third generation of artists has employed text in art over the past 10 years.
November 19, 2010 - February 12, 2011
This exhibition matched artist/architect couples whose ethnic backgrounds represent the Anatolia region to mediate through projects that contend with what remains of the people, places, and cultures that once constituted the Ottoman Empire.
You Are Here → Mapping the Psychogeography of New York City
September 24 – November 6, 2010
A selection of contemporary artists maps the emotional terrain of New York City through artworks and conceptual projects that investigate our frenzied cityscape.
March 5 – May 1, 2010
Featured designs exploring new potentials of the architectural surface as the “skin” of a building and also as a skin that envelopes the body.
Ethics + Aesthetics = Sustainable Fashion
November 20, 2009 - February 20, 2010
Surveyed the work of artists and designers exploring practical and symbolic solutions to the problem of integrating sustainable practices into the fashion system.
Design Jazz: Improvisations on the Urban Street
September 25 - November 7, 2009
Inspired by the newly created department of Academic Sustainability at Pratt Institute, this exhibition in two parts documented both theoretical and creative approaches to the design of urban streets.
Design S: Swedish Design Award
June 18 - August 5, 2009
Showcasing recipients of Sweden’s biggest design award, this exhibition highlighted products that drive development, make everyday life easier and more pleasant, simplify work life, or point the way to a sustainable society. Made possible by Saab Automobile, Albihns and the Consulate General of Sweden.
February 20 – May 2, 2009
Explored the ways in which artists since the late 1960s have engaged with, critiqued, and inserted themselves into official channels of broadcast television and radio. Co-organized by the Contemporary Museum, Baltimore and Independent Curators International.
Zones of Conflict
November 19, 2008 - February 7, 2009
Photographic and video-based artworks that focus on contemporary war—particularly in the Middle East—and that deploy a multiplicity of artistic approaches.