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.

On view September 19 - January 11 in the BGC Gallery Main Gallery Barbara Nessim: An Artful Life Read More »
On view September 19 - January 11 in the BGC Gallery Focus Gallery Visualizing 19th-Century New York Read More »
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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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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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Seminar Series 2014-2015

Join us for one of our many seminar and lecture series

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Academic Programs Online Catalogue, 2014–2015

The Academic Programs Catalogue for 2014–2015 is now available online

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