Pratt invites you in for a free alumni art show this weekend featuring Drake artist Kadir Nelson

Pratt alumni Kadir Nelson designed Drake's 2013 album art. Catch him in person Saturday. Via Pratt.
Pratt alumni Kadir Nelson designed Drake’s 2013 album art. Catch him in person Saturday. Via Pratt.

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn’s world-famous art and design school, has given us notable alumni in diverse array of fields, from Daniel Clowes, Robert Redford and Betsey Johnson to Stefan Sagmeister, Robert Mapplethorpe and Rob Zombie. The more recent alumni are out there in the world right now creating the next great wave of art, literature and entertainment. But you don’t have to wait long to see what their up to: This Saturday, Pratt invites you to enjoy a free day of festivities that will include an alumni exhibition showcasing the work of more than 65 graduates in galleries across Pratt’s Clinton Hill campus. It also features a conversation with alumnus and acclaimed artist/author Kadir Nelson, who designed the above art for Drake’s 2013 album Nothing Was the Same. We won’t say Nelson started from the bottom, but he’s definitely now here.


Pratt Alumni Day
Saturday (Sept. 17)
Pratt Brooklyn Campus
200 Willoughby Ave., Clinton Hill

A Creative Conversation with Kadir Nelson
Memorial Hall Auditorium
Reservations are required
Don’t miss this evening featuring award-winning author, artist, and Pratt alumnus Kadir Nelson in a conversation about his creative inspirations, work, and latest projects, followed by a book signing.

Piece by Piece: Pratt Photography Recent Alumni Exhibition
Gallery Hours: 9:30am–4:30pm
President’s Office Gallery, Main Building, First Floor
The title of the exhibition suggests the artists’ varied and diverse artistic methods and points of view. Piece by Piece constructs a larger assembly of contemporary meaning and the artist’s collective acuity concerning the world in which we live.

Fine Art Alumni Exhibitions
Gallery Hours: 1–6pm
Opening reception in Steuben Hall galleries, 7–9pm

DeKalb Gallery

Steuben Hall, Gallery D

Steuben Hall, Gallery A

Fine Arts Office Gallery

Steuben Hall, Galleries B and C

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