Pratt Year-End Shows Celebrate the Next Generation of Art and Design Leaders

Presentations set to feature fine art installs, film screenings, readings, and trade shows at venues throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Pratt Institute is currently presenting its annual showcase of curated year-end exhibitions, taking place through May 24, displaying the work of the 2017 graduating class. Pratt shows include fine art installations, film screenings, readings, and trade shows, illustrating Pratt’s collaborative, interdisciplinary approach. They take place at Pratt’s Brooklyn and Manhattan campuses and at locations throughout Brooklyn, including The Boiler, BAM Rose Cinemas, and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema; as well as Manhattan, including Spring Studios, Pablo’s Birthday Gallery, and more.

All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. For a compete schedule of Pratt show events please visit www.prattshows.org. Highlights of this year’s Pratt shows include:

• Design — An exhibition of work by exceptional seniors and postgraduates that provides an opportunity to see a diverse range of what’s next in: advertising, architecture, communications design, fashion design, graphic design, illustration, industrial design, interior design, interactive design, jewelry design, and package design. On view May 11-17 with an alumni and industry professionals’ reception scheduled for Thursday, May 11, 6–9 p.m. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.–9 p.m., Pratt Brooklyn Campus, ARC Building, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y .

• Fashion — Pratt’s annual showcase of work by the Department of Fashion, featuring the class of 2017. This year’s event honors Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia of Oscar de la Renta and Monse. RSVP required: fashionshow@pratt.edu. Scheduled for Thursday, May 4, 6:30 p.m. Spring Studios, 50 Varick Street, New York, N.Y.

• Pratt at WantedDesign Manhattan — Caesarstone, a leader in surface design and production, brings the Future Kitchen exhibition to life with the help of Pratt Industrial Design students at WantedDesign. On view May 20-23. WantedDesign Manhattan, 269 11th Avenue, New York, N.Y.

• Best of Department of Digital Arts 2017 — Film festival featuring juried senior project and thesis animation work of students in the Department of Digital Arts. Scheduled for May 1, 6–9 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 445 Albee Square W#4, Brooklyn, N.Y.

• Film/Video Senior Showcase — A presentation of senior thesis films produced by Film/Video BFA students. The three screenings are curated by a jury of film professionals and artists. To reserve a free ticket, please e-mail filmvideo@pratt.edu. Block A will be held Friday, May 12, 7–9 p.m., at the Film/Video Building, Katharine L. McKenna Screening Room, 550 Myrtle Avenue. Block B is scheduled for Monday, May 15, 5–7 p.m., Block C: 8–10 p.m., BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y.

• The MFA in Writing Graduate Thesis Reading — Pratt’s MFA in Writing graduates will present their work on Thursday, May 11, 5:30 p.m. Higgins Hall Auditorium, Pratt Brooklyn Campus, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y.

• The Era of Good Feelings — Graduating seniors in the Department of Photography collaborate with Christina Labey, publications director at Conveyor Editions, presenting a vision of photography that is diverse in its approach to subject, style, and materials. Opening reception: Wednesday, May 10, 6–8 p.m. On view May 1-23, with gallery hours set for: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Thursdays 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 2nd floor, 144 West 14th Street, New York, N.Y.

• #infoshow17 — The annual showcase of the School of Information student work including panel presentations, talks, poster presentations, demos, and more. Opening reception: May 17, 7–9 p.m. at Pratt Manhattan, 144 West 14th Street, New York, N.Y. RSVP to si@pratt.edu.