Brown Bag Lunch: Professor Amy Ogata
Wednesday, February 15, 12:15–1:15 pm

Come join us as we welcome back Prof. Amy Ogata, now Chair of Art History at USC, for a Brown Bag Lunch. Prof. Ogata will give a lecture entitled “Industry, Aluminum, and Orfèvrerie in Second Empire France.”

RSVP: simon@bgc.bard.edu
38 West 86th Street, Seminar Room


Alum DML Workshop: Sketchup
Tuesday, February 28, 5:15–6:15 pm
Jesse Merandy

Sketchup is a 3D modeling program used for architectural and interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, film, and video game design. This workshop will look at the basics of creating spatial models in Sketchup with a focus on designing exhibition spaces, creating exhibition elements within those spaces, and using your model for planning and collaboration. Led by DML Director Jesse Merandy.

RSVP: simon@bgc.bard.edu
38 West 86th Street, DML


Alum Library Workshop: Preserving your Personal Archives
Thursday, March 2, 6:00–7:30 pm
Mike Satalof

Our personal and family archives represent an important link to the past. Whether these are historic photographs, digital files, or even social media, there are a number of strategies to ensure these valuable materials are preserved and organized. Join Archivist and Digital Collections Librarian Mike Satalof for a workshop on handling, preserving and storing both fragile physical materials and personal digital archives. Feel free to come with specific questions about preserving your family photos, research files, or other treasures.

RSVP: simon@bgc.bard.edu
38 West 86th Street, Seminar Room


Hollister Lecture on Glass: Susie Silbert
Tuesday, March 14, 6:00–7:30 pm

Alum Susie Silbert is Curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass at the Corning Museum of Glass. She will be with us for our annual lecture honoring Paul Hollister, and will talk to us about “Blue Chip Artists, Glassy Thinkers, and Boro Boys: Navigating Contemporary Glass.”

RSVP: simon@bgc.bard.edu
38 West 86th Street, LH


Alum Spotlight : Ezra Shales
Tuesday, March 21, 6:00–7:30 pm

Alum Ezra Shales is Professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He is the third guest in our annual series highlighting the scholarship of a Bard Graduate Center Alum, and this year’s Alumni Spotlight speaker. Prof. Shales will speak to us about “Keep the Research on Your Right: Teaching, Writing, and Curating as Tributaries.”

RSVP: simon@bgc.bard.edu
38 West 86th Street, LH


Alum Workshop: Submitting a Paper to an Academic Journal
Thursday, March 30, 6:00–7:15 pm
Professor Paul Stirton and Director of Publications Dan Lee

Paul Stirton is the editor of our Journal, West 86th, and Dan Lee is Director of BGC Publications. They have led workshops on this topic at a number of conferences, and now will do one for students and alums here at the BGC. If you are looking to publish, and could use some hints, this is the workshop for you!

RSVP: simon@bgc.bard.edu
38 West 86th Street, Seminar Room


Alum DML Workshop: WordPress
Wednesday, April 5, 5:15–6:15 pm
Jesse Merandy

WordPress is a CMS (Content Management System) that powers nearly a quarter of the Internet’s websites. Originally designed as a blogging platform, WordPress has become a flexible tool for the production of a wide range of web-based projects. This workshop, geared towards alumni, will provide an introduction to WordPress, and will lead attendees through the process of creating sites, posting content, and managing media. If you are looking to create or manage a project website, blog, or other online digital work, this workshop will give you the foundation necessary to get started.

RSVP: simon@bgc.bard.edu
38 West 86th Street, DML


Alumni at Work: Scott Perkins at Fallingwater
Thursday, April 6, 12:15–1:15 pm

Alum Scott Perkins is Director of Preservation at Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterwork, Fallingwater. He will join us via skype from his office and will speak to us about the challenges, and the highlights, of working at such an iconic building, and what the challenges and issues are for him and the staff.

RSVP: simon@bgc.bard.edu
38 West 86th, Seminar Room


Alumni at Work: Jon Tavares
Monday, April 24, 12:15-1:15 pm

Alum Jon Tavares is Associate Curator of Arms and Armor and European Decorative Arts Before 1600 at the Art Institute of Chicago; he has recently been involved in the major expansion of the Arms and Armor displays at AIC, and will talk with us about the major challenges of preparing and installing a new wing.

RSVP: simon@bgc.bard.edu
38 West 86th, Seminar Room


Alum Library Workshop: Archives and Special Collections in New York City and Beyond
Thursday, April 20, 6:00–7:30 pm
Chantal Sulkow

Please join us for an alumni workshop on archives and special collections in New York City and beyond. We will discuss the best resources for locating archival collections and the growing amount of online digitized content. We hope this program will help you uncover hidden treasures or connect with exciting primary source materials for your research!

RSVP: simon@bgc.bard.edu
38 West 86th, Seminar Room


Still to come: additional events for spring in the BGC Alum Chapters.

Chicago Alum Chapter: Wine and Cheese, March 30, 7:30-9:00 pm, at the home of alum Sarah Rogers Morris

LA Alum Chapter Launch: March 8, 6:00 pm, more to come on location