John Ashbery: The Construction of Fiction, installation view, 2018. Photo by Jason Mandella Photography.
The goals of Pratt Manhattan Gallery are to present significant innovative and intellectually challenging work in the fields of art, architecture, fashion, and design from around the world and to provide a range of educational initiatives to help viewers relate contemporary art to their lives in a meaningful way.
Monday–Saturday 11–6, Thursday until 8
Closed on federal holidays and between exhibitions
The Pratt Manhattan Gallery is closed on Sundays and the following building holidays in 2020:
January 20 (Martin Luther King Day)
May 25 (Memorial Day)
July 4 (Independence Day)
September 7 (Labor Day)
November 26– 28 (Thanksgiving)
December 22, 2020–January 1, 2021 (Winter Break)
Admission is free.
NEW OLD: Designing for our Future Selves
February 7–May 23, 2020
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 6, 6–8 PM
NEW OLD examines how innovation and design can reimagine how we live the later stages of our lives. Set against a backdrop of radical demographic change, the exhibition looks at how design can help people lead fuller, healthier and more rewarding lives into old age, asking the question: how can designers meet the challenge of a rapidly ageing society? From robotic clothing to driverless cars, this exhibition rethinks design approaches to ageing.
Curated by Jeremy Myerson, Helen Hamlyn Professor of Design at the Royal College of Art, the exhibition presents creative, provocative, and engaging concept designs across six themes: Ageing, Identity, Home, Community, Working, and Mobility.
Alongside infographics, videos and existing physical exhibits, each section features a special design commission by a leading designer or design team. New projects by Yves Béhar /fuseproject, Konstantin Grcic, Future Facility, Special Projects, IDEO and PriestmanGoode create solutions for demographic change and address the challenges of ageing.
The exhibition will be updated for Pratt Manhattan Gallery with work by five faculty from the School of Design and several additional U.S. design projects.
A touring exhibition from the Design Museum, London, in partnership with the Helen Hamlyn Trust.
Aura Power Suit by Yves Béhar, Fuseprojects and Superflex, courtesy The Design Museum, London.
Scooter for Life by PriestmanGoode. Photo by Adam Woodward, courtesy The Design Museum, London.