Delivered by interior design faculty member Carrie Vielle, and the school’s academic program manager Jaime Rice,”Meaning, Memory and Museums” is the focus of ID 477: Interior Design Study Tour this spring.
The course includes students from interior design, architecture, history, and fine arts and involves pre-departure articles and movie screenings to inform class discussions and help “focus their lens” for on-site learning in New York City (March 4-10, 2018).
Students come away from the experience with a much deeper understanding of the multi-faceted role the designed environment plays on preserving memory and the opportunity to visit some of the finest museums and monuments in the world, while meeting with expert curators and exhibition designers. Sites include the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, the Whitney Museum, and the Tenement Museum.
Special thanks to Daniel Kershaw (Exhibition Design Manager at the MET); Ian Kerrigan (Director of Exhbitions) and his team at the 9/11 Museum; and the docents at the Tenement Museum for lending their time and expertise to our group.