Past Exhibitions

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Journey, Journal, Joy

August 30 - October 10, 2021

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The works in this exhibition opened the mind and told stories. They represented discoveries made through photographs, garments, journals, poetry, and sculpture. This joyful and reflective yet nuanced show was personal, and thought-provoking—jumpstarting the collaborative learning process fall 2021 at FIT. 

Juneteenth, Love and Resilience

August 30 - October 10, 2021

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A selection of paintings from Juneteenth 2021, “Love and Resilience,” organized and curated by Joi Berry, Natasha Bwalya, Khyla D. Walters, and Rukaiah El, were displayed in the gallery lobby. 

Virtual Artists' Talk Series

Journey, Journal, Joy

Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 1-2 pm

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A Virtual Artists Talk for Journey, Journal, Joy took place on Thursday, Sept. 23, from 1 to 2 pm. The guest speakers for this Virtual Artist Talk were designer Nicole Benefield, student curator Joi Berry, artist Jon Cowan, artist Tamera Dorcinville, and FIT's staff photographer Smiljana Peros.

Virtual Artists' Talk Series

Mimi Prober: History, Process, and Handcraft in Fashion in Conversation with Colleen Hill, Curator of Costume and Accessories, The Museum at FIT



Mimi Prober graduated from FIT with honors and received the Critics Choice Award in 2012. Prober creates sustainable modern heirlooms through textile narratives, preservation, and process. She dedicated herself to the sustainable practices of natural dyeing and design with a focus on handmade details and textile narratives of the 1700s-1920s.

Virtual Artists' Talk Series

Roberta Smith, the Co-chief art critic at The New York Times --Looking, loving, and writing about art, a global conversation.

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Globally Connected @FIT and the Virtual Artist Talk Series presents, Roberta Smith, the Co-Chief art critic at the New York Times: looking, loving, and writing about art, a global conversation. Cohosts: Dr. Helen Gaudette,  Assistant Dean for International Education at FIT and and Professor Alexander Nagel, PhD, Assistant Chair, Art History and Museum Professions. This program is a collaboration between the Virtual Artist Talk Series and FIT’s Globally Connect

Virtual Artist Talk Series

New York City: Pandemic, Resilience & Hope

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Professor of Political Science, Praveen K. Chaudhry in Collaboration with Assistant Professor Souzeina Mushtaq discussed his experience during the Pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement and last year's Election as a photographer. He shared his images of the past year's salient events, their unfolding, and the intense overlapping of issues during the talk. Link to view the Virtual Exhibition:

Virtual Artists' Talk Series

Take Me to the River


Take Me to the River is a digital series of photographs taken by VPED Professor Anne Finkelstein on her Hudson River walks early in the pandemic. She talked about how she uses photographs in her work and creates digital composites from many photographs of the same subject – a contemporary form of Cubism.Link to view the Virtual Exhibition:

Back To The Present

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"Back to the Present,” sourced from an open call organized by FIT’s Black Student Union, discusses Black pop culture, poetry, and fashion precisely from 2020's Black Lives Matter Movement, within a historical context, particularly looking back to the Civil Rights Movement, its influences, and outcomes. Every Thursday at 1 pm, during the month of February, 2021

Who is Hippy Potter?

Thursday, January 28, 2021, 1 pm

Who is Hippy Potter

Virtual Artist Talk with our guest FIT Alumnus Thaddeus Coates, Founder of the design company Hippy Potter, model, illustrator, dancer, roller skater, and puzzle maker. The discussion will be about his journey after graduating from FIT and being a multifaceted artist and social change agent.

Chalk That Talk

Juneteenth – December 31, 2020

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A public art exhibition of murals on the exterior walls of FIT organized by our Black Student Union. The project included over 40 artists and students. The goal of this exhibition was to express issues and highlight injustices going on within the Black community and promote the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Students and artists worked to promote healing within the community through art, responding to the existing climate of racial violence and social injustice, emphasizing the importance of black and brown lives, with messages of empowerment.

Conversations: Artworks in Dialogue

March 17–April 7, 2020

Conversations: Artworks in Dialogue

Curated by FIT alumnus Lobsang Tsewang, Fine Arts ’17, this exhibition brings together a group of 23 artists whose works are both visually and conceptually diverse, but when the works are intentionally placed in relation to each other and in conjunction with the architectural space, it creates a new relationship that demands engagement and conversation.

Black in Time

January 31 –March 8, 2020 

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In honor of Black History Month, FIT’s Black Student Union presented an exhibition that celebrated the evolution of black culture by going beyond the narrative of slavery and back to the rich heritage of culture and tradition in Africa and its expansion worldwide. Black in Time cast a light on creativity, resistance, celebration, self-expression, and black pride.

Picturing Space:
Artists & Designers Imagine Architecture

November 26, 2019 - January 5, 2020  

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An exhibition which brought together artists, exhibition designers and interior designers who respond to the constructed city.


November 7 - 18, 2019

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Student and faculty work inspired by the Museum at FIT exhibition minimalism / MAXIMALISM. Participants include the Fashion Design Program at FIT, Dance Wellness Minor at FIT, and LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.  

Michael Katz, Art as Fashion 

October 10 - November 15, 2019

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A presentation of the late fashion designer and artist's one-of-a-kind, hand-painted silk and silk-screened fabrics collection, featuring original patterns and documentation. Organized by Anne Kong, Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design faculty. 

75 Years of Fashion on 27th Street

October 14 - 27, 2019  

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Curated by Danielle Paterson, BFA Photography, 2020, images and objects sourced from the Library Special Collections and College Archives.

Re: Rooted, Cultivating Creatives of Color 

October 17 - 31, 2019

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Working across many different disciplines artists came together to celebrate the theme of identity as inspiration. Curated by Guillermo Marrero, Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design, 2020, and Taj White, Fashion Business Management, 2020. 

Disney on Broadway

September 19 - October 6, 2019 

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Disney on Broadway celebrates its 25th anniversary in partnership with the Fashion Institute of Technology creating a unique design challenge for students to reimagine contemporary designs for some of Disney on Broadway’s iconic female characters. 

Jahnkoy - Crafting Evolution

August 15 - September 11, 2019

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10 Years of Fashion Study

Modeling the Future

June 13 - July 21, 2019  

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An exhibition featuring the work of Professor Chris Spollen alongside students, alumni, and other faculty members.

The Future is Immersive

March 15 - May 2, 2019

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Highlighting a unique partnership between FIT and Montefiore Medical Center.