NEW YORK — Parsons School of Design here will launch its centennial celebration, dubbed “One Hundred Years of American Art and Design,” with a special convocation ceremony on March 27.
The ceremony had originally been scheduled for today, but was postponed for several reasons, including the city’s building workers’ strike.
Charles S. Olton, dean of Parsons, and Jonathan F. Fanton, president of The New School for Social Research, will officiate at the ceremonies, which take place at 4:30 p.m. at the New School’s Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th St. Parsons is a division of the New School.
Jane Alexander, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, will deliver the keynote address.
The year-long 100th birthday celebration will also include a lecture series, scholars competition, retrospective exhibition and centennial gala. A spokeswoman said the programs are still in the planning stage, and no specific dates have been set for these events.