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

The Gallery will be closed on December 24, 25, 31, and January 1.

Free admission Boxing Day, December 26.

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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Gloria Steinem in Conversation with Barbara Nessim

Watch the unprecedented December 4 conversation between legendary activist and writer Gloria Steinem and artist and illustrator Barbara Nessim.

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Digital Publication

Visualizing 19th-Century New York
By David Jaffee with BGC Students

Nineteenth-century New York City was a visual experience, a spectable for residents and visitors alike. Visions of Broadway dominated the burgeoning number of visual images of New York that poured out of the commercial publishing firms and entered American homes during the nineteenth century.

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BGC in the News

Barbara Nessim & Gloria Steinem: Writers, Artists, Activists, Role Models
by Ellen Shapiro
December 10, 2014

"There is no reason to not be as full a contributor to civic and artistic life at age 75 or 80 as you were at 25 or 30. Even if you’ve got a decade or two to go, Gloria and Barbara are true role models."

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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