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Since its beginning in 1993, the Bard Graduate Center has grown into a leading advocate for scholarship in the decorative arts and a vital thread in the cultural fabric of New York City. As a premier institution for the study and enjoyment of the decorative arts, design, and culture, we are committed to offering challenging graduate education and unique exhibitions and public programs. Our master's and doctoral programs in the history of the decorative arts, design, and culture draw students from all over the world who then go on to careers in universities, galleries, historic houses, museums, auction houses, government agencies and the research, publishing and communications fields.

Since our core mission is providing rigorous, comprehensive graduate study in the decorative arts, raising money for scholarships and fellowships is our highest priority. These awards attract the finest students to our degree programs and allow us to base admissions decisions on merit rather than financial circumstances.

We hope that you will help our students to make an important contribution to decorative arts scholarship and to realize their professional goals by contributing to the BGC Scholarship Fund. Click to make a gift to the BGC Scholarship Fund, Alumni/ae Research and Travel Fund, Exhibition Support, or a general donation or contact the Development Office at 212.501.3071.


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