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.

Academic Programs and BGC Library
38 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024

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BGC in the News

50 Years of Reinventing Illustration
by Steven Heller
The Atlantic
September 18, 2014

“As a conceptual editorial illustrator in the '60s, Barbara Nessim broke ground on multiple fronts: technology, design, and gender.”

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."

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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The Illustrators' Cabinet of Wonders: A Show and Tell

Thursday, October 23
6:00 – 7:30 pm

Steven Heller moderates a panel discussion about the art and business of illustration with illustrators George Bates, Peter de Sève and Barbara Nessim.

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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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