This Saturday, October 15, the university opens its doors to Open House New York, an annual series of events across the five boroughs celebrating the city’s best architecture. In addition to public exhibition hours, this year we’re offering up three tours of the university’s facilities, all of which are free and open to the public:
- The New School: University Center
11:00 a.m. The New School Welcome Center, 72 Fifth Avenue
Informal talks about the new University Center (max 25), designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. When it opens in 2013, the University Center will add more than 354,000 square feet to The New School’s campus. The largest building project ever undertaken by the school, the 16-story center will house design studios, laboratories, a student residence, interdisciplinary classrooms, and much more.
- The New School: Art Collection
11:00 a.m. 66 West 12th Street, lobby
Silvia Rocciolo, Co‚ÄëCurator of the New School Art Collection, will highlight selections, including the Orozco murals (max 30). Joseph Urban, 1930. The New School Art Collection holds more than 2,000 works, most of which are displayed in public spaces around the university. This tour highlights the collection’s main attractions, beginning with the Orozco Room, which houses Jose Clemente Orozco’s 1931 mural cycle A Call for Revolution and Universal Brotherhood.
- The New School: Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
1:00 p.m. 66 Fifth Avenue, lobby
Tour of the SJDC with architect Lyn Rice. Opened in 2008, this campus center for Parsons The New School for Design combines the ground level of four historic buildings to form an innovative, contemporary urban quad. The SJDC’s current exhibitions, as well as the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Archives, will be highlighted.
For more information, visit www.ohny.org.