On Thursday, October 7, Pratt Institute will present Legends 2021. The second virtual edition of the annual Legends will honor creative icons in a dynamic event featuring both live and prerecorded elements. For a second year, Legends raises funds for student scholarships that support diversity. Registration is free.

Legends 2021 will celebrate architect Sir David Adjaye OBE and artist, author, and educator Deborah Willis, MFA ’79. Adjaye is the founder of Adjaye Associates which has studios in Accra, London, and New York, and has designed such projects as the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, and Ruby City in San Antonio, Texas. Willis is university professor and chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University as well as the author of books including The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual History of Conflict and Citizenship and Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present.

Legends 2021 will include live and pre-recorded remarks featuring President Frances Bronet, Chair of the Board of Trustees Bruce J. Gitlin, a student speaker, acceptance presentations from the honorees, and more.

The dedicated supporters who contribute to the Legends scholarship fund advance the academic excellence and future professional success of Pratt students. Creative icons that have made outstanding contributions to the fields of art, design, and architecture are selected to be recognized at Legends.

Visit Legends 2021 to learn more and register for the event, or to make a donation.