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Exhibition: It’s a Kid’s World; Play, Imagine, Create — Opens

August 9

illustration of children in a gallery by Bonny Wong
Illustration by Bonnie Wong.

August 9–September 3, 2024
Art and Design Gallery

When designing for young children it is important to experience the world as they do. This form of empathy allows for deeper sense connection and understanding.

It’s a Kid’s World! Play, Imagine, Create embraces the imagination of a child and what it means to design for young audiences. In this exhibition, play, inquiry, and wonder take center stage, through interactive and educational components designed to engage visitors and showcase the work of FIT students in Fashion Design (Children’s Wear), Toy Design, Illustration, Textile/Surface Design, and Footwear and Accessories Design.

In the back gallery, a selection of work from a special project by the nonprofit adoption services organization Spence-Chapin titled “Dear Future: Elevating Children’s Voices” highlights the stories of a group of children residing in an orphanage in Cali, Colombia. Featuring photography, video work, and vibrant costumes, the project explores the possibilities that emerge when vulnerable children are given the space to dream.

About the Art and Design Gallery

The Art and Design Gallery brings together the work of FIT students, faculty, alumni, and invited outside artists in every exhibition. The gallery, located in the glass-walled lobby of FIT’s Pomerantz Center, is a window into the college and a window out, serving as a space to foster learning and innovation.

The gallery is open 9 am to 5 pm daily.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. 


Art and Design Gallery
Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States
(212) 217-7999


Art and Design Gallery
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