• Jack Hargis and Stefan in foreground. Claire McCardell on far left in background. Fashion Judging. 1950s. Parsons School of Design Alumni Association records. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 29 Aug 2014.
  • What if the famous Orozco murals could talk? See the attempt of a few students to interview the legendary artwork. Photo of Orozco mural "Science, Labor and Art". The New School Mural Collection. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 07 Sep 2014.
  • Dramatic Workshop production of Lysistrata. 1947. Communications and External Affairs (CEA). New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 07 Sep 2014.
  • In 1933, Alvin Johnson developed the idea for the University in Exile as a way to offer refuge from Nazi Germany to both scholars and the ideas they represented by bringing them to New York. Alvin Johnson holding an open book. . The New School Photograph Collection. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 07 Sep 2014.
  • The Fashion Design program Parsons has always been known for its professors and mentors; the professors have always been industry professionals who bring the students outside of the classroom and into the real world. Photograph of Lord & Taylor window featuring three mannequins in rompers and summer dresses designed by Joset Walker. circa 1952. Joset Walker fashion design scrapbooks. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 07 Sep 2014.
  • The original design of the dance studio in the basement of 66 12th St was quite colorful and vibrant, as this early drawing by the designer James Urban shows. The colors were to energize the dancers and improve their practice. Image from the Joseph Urban Collection in the Rare Archives and Manuscripts Library of Columbia University.
  • The new 65 5th building has sparked much debate, and received both praise and criticism. Yet the address at 65 Fifth Avenue has quite a history behind it. Photo © James Ewing. Source: SOM
  • Thomas Benton, City Activities with Dance Hall from America Today, 1930–31. Mural cycle consisting of ten panels Egg tempera with oil glazing over Permalba on a gesso ground on linen mounted to wood panels with a honeycomb interior The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of AXA Equitable, 2012 (2012.478a–j2012)

History

Industry Professional as Professors: Fashion before 1950
Industry Professional as Professors: Fashion before 1950

The Fashion Design program at Parsons has always been known for its professors and mentors, and the professors have always been industry professionals who

The Founding / 1919
The Founding / 1919

“A Proposal for an Independent School of Social Science” (1919), a key document in the founding of The New School, argued that the circumstances over

New School Bulletins
New School Bulletins

(left) Curriculum The New School for Social Research 1941 -1942. circa 1941. New School course catalogs; Public Engagement; General. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 07

University in Exile
University in Exile

Alvin Johnson was the president of the New York New School for Social Research when, in 1933, he responded with alacrity to the growing

Art Models in the 1960s
Art Models in the 1960s

By Maryellis Bunn, Parsons ‘14 Art models at The New School offer an insight to the changes, discrepancies, and happenings at the New School

The Arts Curriculum 1945-1960
The Arts Curriculum 1945-1960

by Andrea Cyrille, NSPE The New School Bulletin 1945-1946 Art courses consist of general, international Art History to specific styles and corresponding time periods

Erwin Piscator
Erwin Piscator

by Sarah Halford, Lang ’14 “I can only work against bourgeois society. I can never work with it or through it.” –Erwin Piscator Born into

65 5th Avenue
65 5th Avenue

A history of the old and new The address at 65 Fifth Avenue has a storied past. Back in 1881, when it was a

The Auditorium
The Auditorium

When the New School for Social Research opened its building at 66 W. 12th St. in January 1931, the auditorium astonished people. Not only

The Dance Studio
The Dance Studio

by Dora Sapanur, MA. Design Studies/Parsons ’15 The New School’s Dance Studio remains one of the most compelling spaces of the 66 West 12th Street

Murals
Murals

by Ari Spool, NSPE ’14 and Haley Chopich, Parsons ’14 “What could have been my feeling when Orozco, the greatest mural painter of our

The Dramatic Workshop
The Dramatic Workshop

In January 1940, Edwin Piscator, a German theater director, launched the Dramatic Workshop at the New School for Social Research. In its first semester