Pratt Presents is a curated series of high-profile public programs and events that showcase the Institute’s expertise and reputation as a distinguished academic institution, as well as a cultural hub. Pratt Presents lectures, conversations, and performances feature distinguished artists, thinkers, and influencers.

Big ideas. Bold thinkers. Brilliant dialogue. Fall 2015.

Pratt Presents at Art Basel Miami Beach Women of Influence in the Business of Art

With Shirin Neshat, visual artist;
Mickalene Thomas, visual artist and Pratt alumna;
Heidi Zuckerman, Director, Aspen Art Museum;
and Stefano Tonchi, editor, W magazine (moderator)
Media partner: W magazine

Thursday, December 3, 11:00 AM
(Champagne cocktails served upon arrival at 10:30 AM
Post-event reception at noon)
The Miami Beach Edition Hotel
2901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
Free and open to the public; reservations required and available soon.

This panel discussion will feature an exclusive group of influential women who have had a profound impact on the art world and who are shaping its future. The discussion will explore the qualities that define a new generation of female artists and leaders in art, as well as the many different ways in which they have achieved success, despite obstacles and prevailing inequalities.

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Image on Mickalene Thomas, Untitled #3 (detail), 2013. Glitter, cut paper, makeup, and acrylic. 11.75 x 9.75 in., 29.8 x 24.8 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Pratt Presents The Norman Mailer Center Awards and Lecture: At Home in Brooklyn 

Honoring Salman Rushdie
With special Guests Laurie Anderson, Gay Talese, and others

Thursday, December 10th at 6:30 PM
Memorial Hall Auditorium
Free and open to the public; reservations required and available soon.
Premium seating with suggested donation also available.

“To die for an idea that is serious literature in a world of dwindling uncertainties and choked-up ecologies, is the absolute we have to defend." —Norman Mailer on Salman Rushdie, 1989

Don’t miss this special literary evening honoring the winners of the annual Norman Mailer Student and Teacher Writing Awards, as well as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Salman Rushdie, who will give a short talk. Laurie Anderson will present the award to Rushdie, and special guests for the evening will include Gay Talese, among others.  

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Please note that if a free event is full we will offer standby seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Waiting in standby does not guarantee admission, but we will try to accommodate as many people as space allows.

For more information, please contact The Office of Public Programs at 718.687.5981.