Exhibition Design

Parsons School of Design: Constructed Environments

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Exhibition Design
Fall 2023
Taught By: Michael Morris
Section: A

CRN: 2986

Credits: 3

From the museum galleries to trade shows, an exhibition designer constructs perceptions between the viewers, artifacts, and spaces in multiple dimensions. In a series of lectures, exercises, presentations, and excursions this introductory class will explore the realm of exhibition design as temporal architecture. Research and discussions will serve to critically examine the socio-cultural role that exhibitions and their curatorial narratives, lighting, and design plays in shaping ideas and assigning value to objects, collections, and archives. Lectures will cover historical precedents, presentations by and about international architects, designers, and curators who have advanced the contemporary discourse and are active in the field of exhibition design. Additional lectures and readings assignments will review the structure and personnel involved in Museum exhibitions and the associative rules and regulations for design implementation. Class assignments will include visits to some of New York’s preeminent institutions, student seminar presentations, and will culminate in a small exhibition design project. Pre-requisites include a basic comprehension of architectural and interior design, scale, orthographic drawings, and model making. Digital and digital drawing skills are welcome in the class but are not required.

Open to: All university graduate degree students; upper-level undergraduate students with permission.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Constructed Environments (PSCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:26am EDT 4/1/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 9/1/2023 - 12/15/2023