Presented here are the catalog and selected portraits from featured in Inspiring Women: Designers from Parsons' Archives, that ran from March 26–27, 2010 in the Dorothy H. Hirshon Suite at The New School, and March 29–May 31, 2010 in the Adam & Sophie Gimbel Design Library at Parsons The New School for Design.
Inspiring Women celebrates a selection of graduates and former faculty of Parsons School of Design--creative, multi-talented women who made their way in the world as working designers, educators, mentors.
Curated by Alexandra Anderson and PJ Carlino, Inspiring Women was funded in part by Parsons’ School of Art and Design History and Theory under the direction of Hazel Clark, inaugurating an internship program for masters students to gain curatorial experience in the using the archives. Ann Snitow, Associate Professor of Literature and Gender Studies of Eugene Lang College invited the exhibition to open in conjunction with the conference, No Longer in Exile: The Legacy and Future of Gender Studies at the New School. Rachael Stollar, MFA Photography student at Parsons created a video preview for the exhibition.