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 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m.—8:00 p.m.

Lunchtime Gallery Talks every Friday at noon.
Free with Gallery admission.

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

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Gallery Publications:
Carrying Coca

This book traces 1500 years of textile arts in the Andes, with a focus on chuspas, small bags originally designed to hold coca leaves.

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Game Changer:
Susan Weber

Metropolis Magazine profiles BGC Founder and Director Susan Weber.

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Bard Graduate Center Craft, Art & Design Oral History Project

An online archive of oral history interviews of contemporary craftspeople, artists, and designers.

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Waterweavers Exhibition Website is Now Live

Explore an interactive map to discover the relationship between the artworks on view and seven rivers in Colombia.

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Opportunities for scholars in residence at the BGC

The fellowship programs at the Bard Graduate Center are designed to promote research in the areas of decorative arts, design history and material culture—what we call the "cultural history of the material world."

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