The Bard Graduate Center is a graduate research
institute in New York City. Our Gallery exhibitions,
MA and PhD programs, and research initiatives explore
new ways of thinking about decorative arts, design
history, and material culture.

Visiting the Bard Graduate Center

BGC Gallery
18 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024

Tuesday—Sunday: 11:00 am—5:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am—8:00 pm

Complimentary drop-in gallery talks are offered every Friday at 12:30. Free with Gallery admission.

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38 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024

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Gallery Programs

Image as Language: On Being an Art Director
Thursday, November 6th, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In this lecture, Ruth Ansel will present highlights from her five-decade career working with international artists, illustrators, and photographers including Richard Avedon, Diane Arbus, Helmut Newton, Andy Warhol, Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz, and David Hockney.

Historical Prints and Photographs from the New-York Historical Society
Friday, November 7, 2014
9:30 am – 3:00 pm

This intimate program will begin at the Bard Graduate Center with an exclusive tour of the Visualizing 19th-Century New York exhibition. After a group lunch, we will gather at the Print Study Room of the New-York Historical Society, where Dr. Marilyn Kushner, curator and head of the Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architecture Collections, will offer a rare opportunity to closely examine 19th-century prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from the Society’s vast holdings.


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Gallery Publications

Digital Publication
Visualizing 19th-Century New York
by David Jaffee with BGC Students

This digital publication offers a spatial interface to the exhibition materials by placing objects, landmarks, and central themes on the 1851 Matthew Dripps Map of the City of New York

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BGC in the News

How To Be A Revolutionary Feminist Artist, While Hardly Noticing
by Priscilla Frank
The Huffington Post
October 21, 2014

"Since the 1960s Nessim has been at the front lines of both illustration and feminism, crafting androgynous superstars who straddle the line between art and ad, masculine and feminine."

Textile Society of America Symposium
PhD Students Hadley Jensen and Mei Rado

Doctoral students Hadley Jensen and Mei Rado recently presented papers at the Textile Society of America symposium in Los Angeles. Both Hadley and Mei received the Student/New Professional Award for their papers. Hadley's paper was entitled "Visualizing Weaving: James Mooney and the Cultures of Collecting and Display in the American Southwest," and Mei's paper was "Imitation and Invention: 'European-Style' Silks under Qing Imperial Patronage."

Meet the BGC

Aaron Glass is assistant professor and teaches courses on the Native peoples of the Northwest Coast and museums and anthropology.

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BGC Research Fellowship

Application deadline: November 1, 2014

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