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Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States
(212) 217-7999 fitnyc.edu/art-and-design/gallery/index.php

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 9 pm daily. 

October 2018

Exhibition: The Future Is … The Human Experience — Opens

October 16, 2018
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

October 16–December 1, 2018 The first exhibition in the new Art and Design Gallery, titled The Future Is … The Human Experience, will feature work from students, faculty, and alumni. The back gallery will feature a photography exhibition titled Inside: A Human Experience with works by award-winning alumna Arlene Gottfried (on loan from the Daniel Cooney Gallery in Chelsea) and distinguished Photography Adjunct Instructor Curtis Willocks, as well as participating students Tanner Albright, Lucy Borden, Catherine McWilliams, and Andrea Zalkin.…

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December 2018

Exhibition: The Future Is … The Human Experience — Closes

December 1, 2018
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

October 16–December 1, 2018 The first exhibition in the new Art and Design Gallery, titled The Future Is … The Human Experience, will feature work from students, faculty, and alumni. The back gallery will feature a photography exhibition titled Inside: A Human Experience with works by award-winning alumna Arlene Gottfried (on loan from the Daniel Cooney Gallery in Chelsea) and distinguished Photography Adjunct Instructor Curtis Willocks, as well as participating students Tanner Albright, Lucy Borden, Catherine McWilliams, and Andrea Zalkin.…

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Exhibition: Future Possibilities — Opens

December 13, 2018
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

December 13–February 1, 2019 This exhibition provides explorations into the Accessories Design, Jewelry Design, and Fashion Design departments. It also features the paintings of Wayne Koestenbaum and a drawing by Seymour Moss, on loan from Gladys Marcus Library's Special Collections. 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…

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February 2019

Exhibition: Future Possibilities — Closes

February 1, 2019
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

December 13–February 1, 2019 This exhibition provides explorations into the Accessories Design, Jewelry Design, and Fashion Design departments. It also features the paintings of Wayne Koestenbaum and a drawing by Seymour Moss, on loan from Gladys Marcus Library's Special Collections. The Art and Design Gallery exhibits the work of students, faculty, FIT alumni, and invited outside artists together in every exhibition. The gallery, located in the glass-walled lobby of FIT's Pomerantz Center, is a window into the college and a…

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Exhibition: DYNE Fall 2019 Collection

February 5, 2019 - February 8, 2019
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

The School of Art and Design presents the fall 2019 collection by DYNE, a clothing line designed by FIT alumnus Christopher Bevans, as part of New York Men’s Fashion Week. Bevans, who designs regularly for Kanye West and Pharrell Williams, won the inaugural Woolmark Prize Innovation Award in 2018. This exhibition is open to the public.

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Exhibition: #IMPACT: The Future Is Inclusive — Opens

February 12, 2019
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

February 12–March 5 Professor C.J. Yeh, Communication Design, curates an interdisciplinary exhibition examining the importance of creativity for social impact and inclusion. #IMPACT: The Future Is Inclusive is an exhibition about the imagination and its effects on positive social change. Yeh will curate work by students, faculty, and alumni, as well work by an invited artist to demonstrate the political implications of creativity and community. Exhibiting artists include Troy Richards, Dan Shefelman, Ron Amato, Suzanne Anoushian, Kam Mak, Wendy Yothers, Jack Travis,…

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Exhibition: Hattitudes — Opens

February 26, 2019
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

February 26–March 8 This special short exhibition is curated by Communication Pathways Professor Anne Kong and 42 students in the Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design program, featuring hats from the celebrated collection of former FIT dean and professor Nina Kurtis. The students will design and create individual 360-degree displays featuring a hat from a distinctive time period or fashion trend using visual storytelling to entertain and educate the viewer. The displays will incorporate various materials, handmade props, and mannequin parts.

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March 2019

Exhibition: IMPACT: The Future Is Inclusive — Closes

March 5, 2019
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

February 12–March 5 Professor C.J. Yeh, Communication Design, curates an interdisciplinary exhibition examining the importance of creativity for social impact and inclusion. IMPACT: The Future Is Inclusive is an exhibition about the imagination and its effects on positive social change. Yeh will curate work by students, faculty, and alumni, as well work by an invited artist to demonstrate the political implications of creativity and community. The Art and Design Gallery brings together the work of students, faculty, FIT alumni, and invited outside…

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Exhibition: Hattitudes — Closes

March 8, 2019
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

February 26–March 8 This special short exhibition, curated by Communication Design Pathways Professor Anne Kong and 42 students in the Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design program, features hats from the celebrated collection of the late former FIT dean and professor Nina Kurtis. The students designed and created individual 360-degree displays featuring a hat from a distinctive time period or fashion trend using visual storytelling to entertain and educate the viewer. The displays incorporate various materials, handmade props, and mannequin parts.

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Exhibition: The Future Is Immersive — Opens

March 15, 2019
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

March 15–April 26 This immersive exhibition at FIT will show how artistic virtual reality can change how patients react to treatment. FIT artists and technicians, using Google Tilt Brush, have created artwork, which will be on view, in a “fourth dimension.” VR and art impact the patient experience during treatment and beyond. Artist Tom Christopher's entire studio where the VR paintings were created, with the help of FIT students, will be recreated at FIT for a complete immersive experience. A…

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May 2019

Exhibition: The Future Is Immersive — Closes

May 2, 2019
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

March 15–April 26  (extended to May 2) This immersive exhibition at FIT will show how artistic virtual reality can change how patients react to treatment. FIT artists and technicians, using Google Tilt Brush, have created artwork, which will be on view, in a “fourth dimension.” VR and art impact the patient experience during treatment and beyond. Artist Tom Christopher's entire studio where the VR paintings were created, with the help of FIT students, will be recreated at FIT for a…

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Exhibition: The Future Is in the Making — Opens

May 14, 2019 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

May 14–29 The Future Is in the Making reveals the processes of thought and ideation leading to the work highlighted in this year's Graduating Student Exhibition. Works will include original sketches, notes, renderings, mockups, contact sheets, steps to a launch, a presentation, a prototype, a timeline, an opinion poll, or a description. 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…

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Exhibition: The Future Is in the Making — Closes

May 29, 2019
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

May 14–29 The Future Is in the Making reveals the processes of thought and ideation leading to the work highlighted in this year's Graduating Student Exhibition. Works will include original sketches, notes, renderings, mockups, contact sheets, steps to a launch, a presentation, a prototype, a timeline, an opinion poll, or a description. 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…

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June 2019

Exhibition: Modeling the Future — Opens

June 13, 2019
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

June 13–July 21, 2019 (Note: The exhibition was originally scheduled to run through July 11; it has been extended through July 21.) Modeling the Future features the work of Illustration Adjunct Associate Professor Chris Spollen with students, alumni, and other faculty members. This exhibition will showcase Spollen's ingenious robots, wall-mounted creatures, bugs, and flying machines that are made from salvaged materials and will be installed with video stories created by Spollen and his students. The exhibition will also show Spollen's meticulous and fantastical etchings. This exhibition is free and…

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July 2019

Exhibition: Modeling the Future — Closes

July 21, 2019
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

June 13–July 21, 2019 (Note: The exhibition was originally scheduled through July 11; it has been extended through July 21.)  Modeling the Future features the work of Illustration Adjunct Associate Professor Chris Spollen with students, alumni, and other faculty members. This exhibition will showcase Spollen's ingenious robots, wall-mounted creatures, bugs, and flying machines that are made from salvaged materials and will be installed with video stories created by Spollen and his students. The exhibition will also show Spollen's meticulous and fantastical etchings. This exhibition is free and open to…

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August 2019

Exhibition: Crafting Evolution: 10 Years of Fashion Study — Opens

August 15, 2019
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

August 15–September 11 Born and raised in Siberia, Russia, Jahnkoy is a New York–based visual artist whose work draws upon found materials and ready-made clothing to illustrate her ideas around consumerism, racial and cultural inequality, crafts, and the political and economic restraints that surround it. She sees fashion as a powerful force to raise questions about the sustainability of the actual fashion system and seeks to bring awareness and raise consciousness among consumers about alternative, more via modes of production,…

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September 2019

Exhibition: Crafting Evolution: 10 Years of Fashion Study — Closes

September 11, 2019
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

August 15–September 11 Born and raised in Siberia, Russia, Jahnkoy is a New York–based visual artist whose work draws upon found materials and ready-made clothing to illustrate her ideas around consumerism, racial and cultural inequality, crafts, and the political and economic restraints that surround it. She sees fashion as a powerful force to raise questions about the sustainability of the actual fashion system and seeks to bring awareness and raise consciousness among consumers about alternative, more via modes of production,…

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Exhibition: Disney on Broadway: 25th Anniversary, FIT Challenge Presentation — Opens

September 19, 2019
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

September 19–October 13 (Note: The exhibition was originally scheduled through October 6; it has been extended through October 13.) Ten FIT Fashion Design students were tasked with reimagining the costumes for the leading ladies of 10 Disney on Broadway shows, in celebration of the Disney organization's 25 years on the Great White Way. Among these characters are Aladdin's Princess Jasmine, Frozen's Anna, and The Lion King's Nala. Each student designer created two looks for their designated character. All 20 completed…

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October 2019

Exhibition: Michael Katz: Art as Fashion — Opens

October 11, 2019
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

October 11–November 15, 2019 The Art and Design Gallery presents the work of the late fashion designer Michael Katz, whose exuberant hand-painted creations are part of the collection of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and have been worn by luminaries such as Oprah Winfrey and Mick Jagger. Katz was a friend of FIT's Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design program for over 20 years. He spoke to classes, juried windows, and donated original work to the program's wardrobe collection,…

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Exhibition: Disney on Broadway: 25th Anniversary, FIT Challenge Presentation — Closes

October 13, 2019
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

  September 19–October 13 (Note: The exhibition was originally scheduled through October 6; it has been extended through October 13.) Ten FIT Fashion Design students were tasked with reimagining the costumes for the leading ladies of 10 Disney on Broadway shows, in celebration of the Disney organization's 25 years on the Great White Way. Among these characters are Aladdin's Princess Jasmine, Frozen's Anna, and The Lion King's Nala. Each student designer created two looks for their designated character. All 20…

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Exhibition: Re:Rooted: Cultivating Creatives of Color — Opens

October 17, 2019
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

October 17–31, 2019 POC creatives working across many different disciplines come together to celebrate the theme of identity as inspiration. The exhibition features FIT alumni and current students and is curated by current students Taj White and Guillermo Marrero. This exhibition is free and open to the public. 

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Exhibition: Re:Rooted: Cultivating Creatives of Color — Closes

October 31, 2019
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

October 17–31, 2019 POC creatives working across many different disciplines come together to celebrate the theme of identity as inspiration. The exhibition features FIT alumni and current students and is curated by current students Taj White and Guillermo Marrero. This exhibition is free and open to the public. 

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November 2019

Exhibition: Cross-Pollination: Minimalism/Maximalism — Opens

November 7, 2019
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

November 7–17, 2019 Cross-Pollination: Minimalism/Maximalism will showcase the work of students from FIT and from LaSalle School of Art in Singapore. Students will produce original work by delving into The Museum at FIT’s exhibition Minimalism/Maximalism that explores the history of fashion with a particular focus on the 1960s and 1970s in New York City and Singapore. From August to October of 2019, students interacted with their peers in the other country and responded to each other’s research, crossing knowledge from…

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Exhibition: Michael Katz: Art as Fashion — Closes

November 15, 2019
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

October 11–November 15, 2019 The Art and Design Gallery presents the work of the late fashion designer Michael Katz, whose exuberant hand-painted creations are part of the collection of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and have been worn by luminaries such as Oprah Winfrey and Mick Jagger. Katz was a friend of FIT's Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design program for over 20 years. He spoke to classes, juried windows, and donated original work to the program's wardrobe collection,…

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Exhibition: Cross-Pollination: Minimalism/Maximalism — Closes

November 17, 2019
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

November 7–17, 2019 Cross-Pollination: Minimalism/Maximalism will showcase the work of students from FIT and from LaSalle School of Art in Singapore. Students will produce original work by delving into The Museum at FIT’s exhibition Minimalism/Maximalism that explores the history of fashion with a particular focus on the 1960s and 1970s in New York City and Singapore. From August to October of 2019, students interacted with their peers in the other country and responded to each other’s research, crossing knowledge from…

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Exhibition: Picturing Space: Artists Imagine Architecture — Opens

November 26, 2019
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

November 26, 2019–January 5, 2020 Picturing Space is an exhibition that brings together the work of fine artists, exhibition designers, and interior designers who respond to the constructed city. Work will be displayed in the large glass outer lobby and the adjacent interior gallery space. The exhibit includes invited professional artists, and FIT faculty, alumni, and current students. The work ranges from large three dimensional installations to small sculptures and models, and includes photography, paintings, drawings and video. The show…

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December 2019

Art and Design Gallery Talk: Picturing Space

December 6, 2019 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Picturing Space is a conversation among FIT students, alumni, faculty, and guest artists. Some artists react to the physical structures of the city by incorporating photography into their work. Others are inspired by the endless construction and deconstruction that surrounds us or interpret the city as a metaphor and construct spaces that symbolize home and shelter. Ten of the artists in the exhibition will participate in an informal gallery talk on the relationship of their work to architecture and the…

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January 2020

Exhibition: Picturing Space: Artists Imagine Architecture — Closes

January 5, 2020
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

November 26, 2019–January 5, 2020 Picturing Space is an exhibition that brings together the work of fine artists, exhibition designers, and interior designers who respond to the constructed city. Work will be displayed in the large glass outer lobby and the adjacent interior gallery space. The exhibit includes invited professional artists, and FIT faculty, alumni, and current students. The work ranges from large three dimensional installations to small sculptures and models, and includes photography, paintings, drawings and video. There will…

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Exhibition: Black in Time: A Black Renaissance — Opens

January 31, 2020
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Importune Injustice organized by Maeve Cahill, Photography ’21. January 31–March 8, 2020 In recognition of Black History Month, FIT's Black Student Union will curate an interactive exhibition that showcases work by students, faculty, and alumni illustrating the constant evolution of black art, using it also as a teaching tool to educate visitors about black fashion, art, music, cinema, and literature, from Ancient Egypt to the present day. The mission of the Black Student Union is to provide an opportunity for…

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March 2020

Exhibition: Black in Time: A Black Renaissance — Closes

March 8, 2020
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Importune Injustice organized by Maeve Cahill, Photography ’21. January 31–March 8, 2020 In recognition of Black History Month, FIT's Black Student Union will curate an interactive exhibition that showcases work by students, faculty, and alumni illustrating the constant evolution of black art, using it also as a teaching tool to educate visitors about black fashion, art, music, cinema, and literature, from Ancient Egypt to the present day. The mission of the Black Student Union is to provide an opportunity for…

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Exhibition: Conversations: Artworks in Dialogue — Opens

March 17, 2020
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Dimitri Dimizas, Hold It Together, 2014, steel and concrete. The Art and Design Gallery is temporarily closed.  March 17–April 7, 2020 This exhibition calls attention to each artist's distinct visual voice, while simultaneously inviting them to engage with one another in a curated discourse. Conversations: Artworks in Dialogue brings together a group of 23 artists whose works are both visually and conceptually diverse, but when the works are meticulously and intentionally placed in relation to each other and in conjunction with the…

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April 2020

Exhibition: Conversations: Artworks in Dialogue — Closes

April 7, 2020
Art and Design Gallery, Pomerantz Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10001 United States

Dimitri Dimizas, Hold It Together, 2014, steel and concrete. The Art and Design Gallery is temporarily closed.  March 17–April 7, 2020 This exhibition calls attention to each artist’s distinct visual voice, while simultaneously inviting them to engage with one another in a curated discourse. Conversations: Artworks in Dialogue brings together a group of 23 artists whose works are both visually and conceptually diverse, but when the works are meticulously and intentionally placed in relation to each other and in conjunction with the…

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