Annual Pratt Show Featuring the Best New Design Work of Graduating Students to Open May 7
Pratt Institute, currently celebrating its 125th anniversary year, will be showcasing a host of talent at Pratt Show 2012, an annual juried exhibition of exceptional design work by more than 300 graduating students. The showcase builds upon Pratt's legacy as an design innovator by offering members of the design industry, media, and public the opportunity to see what's next in design. Pratt Show 2012 will take place from May 7-10 at The Manhattan Center located at 311 West 34th Street. The show will be open on Monday, May 7 from 12 to 5 PM; Tuesday, May 8 from 9 AM to 9 PM; Wednesday, May 9 from 9 AM to 5 PM; and Thursday, May 10 from 9 AM to 12 PM. A reception for industry professionals and members of the press will be held on Monday, May 7 from 6 to 9 PM. Pratt Show 2012 is free and open to the public.
Juried by Pratt faculty, Pratt Show 2012 at The Manhattan Center will feature the best work by students in various programs at Pratt including advertising, communications design, digital arts, graphic design, illustration, industrial design, interior design, jewelry design, and package design. Pratt Show 2012 is designed to give industry professionals and the public a chance to see the best work of students in Pratt's design programs, many of whom will go on to become leaders in these industries. Since 1887, Pratt Institute has been a leader in art and design, and each year the Institute's annual Pratt Show exhibitions provide members of the press and industry professionals with opportunities to discover the next generation of Pratt talent.
Pratt Institute's design programs are ranked among the best in the country according to U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools" and DesignIntelligence's "America's Best Architecture and Design Schools." For more information on Pratt Institute's current rankings, please visit www.pratt.edu/facts.
The Manhattan Center is convenient to Penn Station and Madison Square Garden and is easily accessible by subway and car. The nearest subways are the A, C, E, 1, 2, and 3 trains at 34th Street stations. There are parking lots on 33rd and 34th streets near Eighth and Ninth avenues.
For those who cannot attend Pratt Show and want to see the outstanding work of graduating students and alumni, Pratt has set up a link to PrattTalent, www.pratt-talent.com, a searchable database of some of the best portfolios in the world. For more information on Pratt Show, call 718-636-3506 and press 2 for reception.
Members of the press should contact Social Media Officer Kate Unver at 718-230-6847 to attend the Pratt Show 2012 reception on May 7. Credentials will be required.
Kate Unver at 718-230-6847 or firstname.lastname@example.org