Events

FALL 2017 OPEN HOUSE DATES

Monday, November 6 at 6 pm

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Gallery Tours

Tuesday–Friday, 11 am–4 pm
Wednesday and Thursday until 7 pm
Advance reservations are required. 
Tour Length: 45 minutes. 

NYCDOE Schools Groups: Free


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Past Events
Screen India
The River
Guest curated by Rochona Majumdar
Public Programs
November 17, 2017

Quantifying Kissinger
Computational Analysis and Data Visualization in Historical Interpretation
Micki Kaufman
Research / Academic
November 15, 2017
Russia’s Revolutionary Art School
The Moscow Vkhutemas
Christina Lodder
Research / Academic
November 15, 2017

Rediscovering Édouard Lièvre (1828–1886): A…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Olivier Hurstel
Research / Academic
November 14, 2017
Archaeological Science in Museum Collections
Re-examining Ethnological Materials and Ethnographic Accounts
Claire Heckel
Research / Academic
November 13, 2017

Lahore on My Mind
Empire, Post-Empire, Neo-Empire
Public Programs
November 11, 2017
Lahore on My Mind
Outside Kipling’s Wonder House, or…
Public Programs
November 11, 2017

Lahore on My Mind
Performance by Alok Vaid-Menon
Public Programs
November 11, 2017
Lahore on My Mind
Openings
Public Programs
November 10, 2017

Lahore on My Mind
Meena Alexander: Poetry Reading
Public Programs
November 9, 2017

Prudently Abandoning Wonder
On Changing the Governing Concept…
Mark A. Meadow
Research / Academic
November 8, 2017


Found in Translation: Design in…
Gallery Director’s Forum
November 6, 2017
Screen India
A Passage to India
Guest curated by Rochona Majumdar
Public Programs
November 3, 2017

Over Land and Sea
The Journey of a Chief’s…
Samantha Alderson, Peter M. Whiteley
Research / Academic
November 2, 2017
Object Talks
Special edition: The Sounds of India

Designer’s Spotlight Tour
Drawing Conclusions: Designing the John Lockwood Kipling Exhibition
Jeremy Johnston
Canadian Inuit Art
Variation Over Space and Time
Nelson Graburn
Research / Academic
November 1, 2017

Heritage, Secrecy, and Failure
The Atomic Project Huemul
Trinidad Rico
Research / Academic
October 31, 2017


Material Culture and Rabbinic Isolation
A Cultural Ecology Perspective
Azzan Yadin-Israel
Research / Academic
October 25, 2017
Jacques Doucet
Couturier of the Belle Époque Stage
Alexandra Jaffré
Research / Academic
October 24, 2017

Beyond the Temple: Jewish Households…
Lecture 3: The Great Revolt,…
Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
Research / Academic
October 24, 2017

Evolving Traditions: Architecture, Design, and…
Dipti Khera, Abigail McGowan
Public Programs
October 23, 2017

Study Day
Kipling and de Forest: East…
Hopi Pottery Tales
Historic Museum Collections and Pueblo Pottery Futures
Lea S. McChesney
Research / Academic
October 19, 2017


Class Divides
Reading, Writing, and Jewish Daily Life through Graffiti
Karen B. Stern
Research / Academic
October 18, 2017
When Muslims Die in China
Nancy S. Steinhardt
Research / Academic
October 18, 2017

Beyond the Temple: Jewish Households…
Lecture 2: Class Divides: Jewish…
Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
Research / Academic
October 17, 2017

Screen India
Ghare Baire (Home and the World)
Guest curated by Rochona Majumdar
Public Programs
October 13, 2017

The Sovereign Artist
Charles Le Brun and the…
Wolf Burchard
Research / Academic
October 10, 2017
Beyond the Temple: Jewish Households…
Lecture 1: Mediterranean Cosmopolitans and the Maccabees
Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
Research / Academic
October 10, 2017

Cabinetmakers of German Origin in Eighteenth-Century Paris
A Chapter in European History…
E. Ulrich Leben
Research / Academic
October 9, 2017

Bard Graduate Center’s History of…
Glass, Paper & Print, Textiles, Silver, Ceramics!
On Not Becoming an Artifact
Corrine Hunt • G’lateeg’lee
Research / Academic
October 4, 2017

Inessential Colors: A History of…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Basile Baudez
Research / Academic
October 3, 2017
Making the Spanish Style
Fashion and Artisans at the…
Amanda Wunder
Research / Academic
September 27, 2017

The Making of Americans
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Paul Chaat Smith
Research / Academic
September 26, 2017


Satan at the Deluge and…
The Story of Noah in…
Nina Rowe
Research / Academic
September 19, 2017
Making Andean Houses
Materials, Affordances, and Possibilities in Vernacular Architecture
Jerry D. Moore
Research / Academic
September 18, 2017


Artistic Skills and the Hierarchy…
A Chinese Theme through Muslim and European Eyes
Joan-Pau Rubiés
Research / Academic
September 14, 2017

Revisits and Thick Description
Understanding the Legacy of Socialist…
Carol Yinghua Lu
Research / Academic
August 28, 2017
Come to your Senses!
Sensiotics and Understandings of Persons,…
Henry John Drewal
Research / Academic
August 23, 2017

Walking Tour
Controlling Downtown: WASP Elites…
Public Programs
July 25, 2017
Walking Tour
Controlling Downtown: WASP Elites…
Public Programs
July 22, 2017


Naviguer à vue
Exhibition Opening
Public Programs
July 13, 2017
Monthly Poetry Series
Wendy’s Subway Reading Room Event
Public Programs
July 12, 2017


Walking Tour
Controlling Downtown: WASP Elites…
Public Programs
June 27, 2017

Walking Tour
Seneca Village and the Making…
Public Programs
June 20, 2017

Monthly Poetry Series
Wendy’s Subway Reading Room Event
Public Programs
June 14, 2017

Book Launch—History and Its Objects
Antiquarianism and Material Culture since 1500
June 6, 2017
Walking Tour
Seneca Village and the Making…
Public Programs
June 3, 2017





Monthly Poetry Series
Wendy’s Subway Reading Series
Chris Nealon, Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal, Ada Smailbegović, Jackie Wang
Public Programs
May 10, 2017
Non-Human Aesthetics
A Trans-Species Perspective
Frédéric Joulian
Research / Academic
May 9, 2017

Journey into a French Material…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Frédéric Joulian
Research / Academic
May 8, 2017

From Maiolica to Majolica: The…
The Majolica International Society Lecture
Julius Bryant
Research / Academic
May 3, 2017

Enlightened Princesses
Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the…
Joanna Marschner
Research / Academic
April 27, 2017

Wendy’s Subway Reading Series Event
Julian Talamantez Brolaski, Layli Long Soldier, Wendy Xu
Public Programs
April 26, 2017

From Design Studio to Marketplace:…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Lesley Miller
Research / Academic
April 25, 2017
Mapping Mat ~ Con
Philipp Schorch
Research / Academic
April 20, 2017

Behind the Seams
Women, Fashion, and Work in Nineteenth-Century France
Susan Hiner
Research / Academic
April 19, 2017
Glenn Adamson: NYC Making Now
Glenn Adamson Debera Johnson
Public Programs
April 19, 2017

Making Faces
New York Type Ephemera and…
Stephanie Sadre-Orafai
Research / Academic
April 13, 2017

Blue Chip Artists, Glassy Thinkers,…
The Paul and Irene Hollister…
Susie J. Silbert
Research / Academic
April 13, 2017

Focus Festival
Ritual and Capital
Public Programs
April 8–9, 2017

Texts and Textiles
The Iris Foundation Awards Lecture
Marie-Louise Nosch
Research / Academic
April 4, 2017

Earwitness Thomas Kuhn
The Interview in Historical Research
Anke te Heesen
Research / Academic
March 29, 2017
Hanbok in Modern and Postmodern Times
Fashion, Counter-Fashion, and Anti-Fashion
Minjee Kim
Research / Academic
March 28, 2017

Getting Art and Science Together…
An Exhibition History
Anke te Heesen
Research / Academic
March 28, 2017
Teaching Game Design for Museums
Matt Parker, Barry Joseph, Marco Castro Cosio
Research / Academic
March 27, 2017

Symposium—New York on Display
1853 New York Crystal Palace
Research / Academic
March 24, 2017
Where Books and Fabrics Merge
The Endbands of the Eastern Mediterranean Bookbindings
Georgios Boudalis
Research / Academic
March 23, 2017

Thinking About Cultural Heritage Now
The Work of the Penn Cultural Heritage Center
Brian I. Daniels
Research / Academic
March 21, 2017
Alumni Spotlight Lecture—Keep the Research on Your Right
Teaching, Writing, and Curating as Tributaries
Ezra Shales
Research / Academic
March 21, 2017


The Archaeology and History of Colonial Peru
The Case of Magdalena de Cao Viejo
Jeffrey Quilter
Research / Academic
February 23, 2017
Keys to the H Blocks
The Materiality of Conflict and…
Louise Purbrick
Research / Academic
February 22, 2017

In Enemy Hands
Captive Bodies in Ancient Mesoamerican Art
Caitlin Earley
Research / Academic
February 21, 2017

From the Antipodes to the Met
Transformative Processes in Yolngu Art
Howard Morphy
Research / Academic
February 21, 2017

Yar Pirate Ipsum
Yar Pirate Ipsum
February 16, 2017


Insect Artifice
The Making of Joris Hoefnagel’s Four Elements
Marisa Bass
Research / Academic
January 31, 2017
And One King to Rule Them All?
Investigating Religious and Political Landscapes…
Uthara Suvrathan
Research / Academic
January 30, 2017


The Conservator’s Cupboard
Mark Dion
January 25–26, 2017
Book Launch — In Space We Read Time
On the History of Civilization and Geopolitics
Research / Academic
January 24, 2017

Kids Workshop
Model Builders
Tours / Education
January 21, 2017

“The Great Kosmos of All Armenia”
On the Sarcophagus of Isaac
Benjamin Anderson
Research / Academic
January 18, 2017

Foreign Phobia & the American…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Jack Tchen
Research / Academic
December 13, 2016
Kids Workshop
Mask Makers!
Tours / Education
December 10, 2016

Diamonds, Sugar, and Art
Flemish Merchants in the Early Modern World
Christina Anderson
Research / Academic
December 7, 2016

Charles and Ray Eames
The Hollywood Connections
Pat Kirkham
Research / Academic
December 7, 2016
Staging Evidence
Revisiting Loss
Pearson | Shanks
December 5–9, 2016

Staging Evidence
Encountering Locale
Pearson | Shanks
Public Programs
December 5–9, 2016
Staging Evidence
Working With What Remains
Pearson | Shanks
Public Programs
December 5–9, 2016

Staging Evidence
Scene of a Crime: Mobilizing Evidence
Pearson | Shanks
Public Programs
December 5–9, 2016
Staging Evidence
Classical Antiquity
Pearson | Shanks
Public Programs
December 5–9, 2016

Staging Evidence
Pearson | Shanks at Bard Graduate Center
Pearson | Shanks
Public Programs
December 5–9, 2016
Textiles in the Historic Interior
A Look at Curatorial, Conservation, and Interpretive Issues
Deborah Lee Trupin
Research / Academic
November 30, 2016

Walking with Whitman
Mobile Learning in Brooklyn Heights
Jesse Merandy
Research / Academic
November 29, 2016
Publication as Means of Distribution…
Ulrich Leben
November 29 – December 8, 2016

The Rediscovery of Antiquity by Percier
Ulrich Leben
Public Programs
November 29 – December 8, 2016
Charles Percier and the Invention…
Ulrich Leben
Public Programs
November 29, 2016 – December 8, 2014

The Education of Percier
Ulrich Leben
Public Programs
November 29 – December 8, 2016

Curator’s Spotlight
Jean-Philippe Garric
Public Programs
November 20, 2016
Symposium—Percier
Antiquity and Empire
Research / Academic
November 18, 2016


Between Construction and Invention: Theories…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Jean-François Bédard
Research / Academic
November 15, 2016

Beyond the Renaissance Palace
The Material World of Sixteenth-Century Artisans and Shopkeepers
Paula Hohti
Research / Academic
November 10, 2016
Out of Whole Cloth
Exploring Balinese Textiles in the Mead-Bateson Collection
Urmila Mohan
Research / Academic
November 9, 2016

A Parisian Residence of the…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Ulrich Leben
Research / Academic
November 9, 2016

Redefining Color at Hôtel Beauharnais
The Restoration of the Furniture…
Ulrich Leben
Research / Academic
November 3, 2016

The Protection of Cultural Heritage in Italy
A Short History and Some Current Issues
Salvatore Settis
Research / Academic
November 2, 2016
Cultures of Conservation “Keyword” Panel
Digging into Central Park’s Layered Past
Research / Academic
November 1, 2016

Mind in the Making
Reflection and the Artisanal in the Material World
Maggie Jackson
Research / Academic
October 27, 2016
The Modern Interior
A View from Bard Graduate Center
Public Programs
October 27, 2016

Whitney Stories
Humanizing the Museum through Digital Storytelling
Elyse Mallouk
Research / Academic
October 26, 2016

Netherlands Institute for Conservation Art and Science
An Integrated Approach Towards Understanding…
Robert van Langh
Research / Academic
October 19, 2016

Real and Metaphoric Spaces
Perspectives and Positions in the…
Viola König
Research / Academic
October 19, 2016


Luxury Object Artisans in the Ancient Andes
Coca and Metal Producers in…
Alicia Boswell
Research / Academic
October 5, 2016
Jamestown and Beyond
Using Digital Technologies to Visualize…
Lisa E. Fischer
Research / Academic
September 28, 2016


Models and Music
Sketch Night
Tours / Education
September 21, 2016
Multiple Authors
Ceramics, Celebrity, and Shaping Notions…
Malcolm Baker
Research / Academic
September 15, 2016

Toward an American Indian Abstract
The Art and Politics of Mary Sully
Philip Deloria
Research / Academic
September 14, 2016
Irma Boom
Bookmaker
Irma Boom
Public Programs
September 12, 2016

Weaving Modernism
Postwar Tapestry between Paris and New York
Kay Wells
Research / Academic
August 24, 2016

Models and Music
Sketch Night
Tours / Education
August 17, 2016

Models and Music
Sketch Night
Tours / Education
July 20, 2016


Cool Finnish
A Jazz Concert
Public Programs
June 26, 2016

Couples in Architecture
Design by Marriage
Tod Williams and Billie Tsien
Public Programs
June 16, 2016

Models and Music
Sketch Night
Tours / Education
June 15, 2016
The Colors of Alvar Aalto and Artek
Influences and Evolution
Harald Arnkil
Public Programs
June 9, 2016

Curator’s Spotlight
Frontier Shores: Collection, Entanglement, and…
Shawn Rowlands
Public Programs
June 7, 2016

Kids Workshop
Journal Makers!
Tours / Education
June 4, 2016
Couples in Architecture
Design by Marriage
Public Programs
June 2, 2016

Trobriand Cricket
An Ingenious Response to Colonialism
Jerry Leach
Public Programs
May 25, 2016

Models and Music
Sketch Night
Tours / Education
May 18, 2016

Walking Tour
MidCentury Modern On the East Side
Matthew A. Postal
Public Programs
May 14, 2016

Close Encounters with the Pacific…
May 13, 2016 – January 24, 2017

International Style
The UN and Turtle Bay
Matthew A. Postal
May 7, 2016

Rococo for the Spanish Court
The Interiors of Mattia Gasparini…
Tobias Locker
Research / Academic
May 4, 2016
Models and Music: Sketch Night
Joan Chiverton
May 4, 2016

‘Bold design and bolder ornaments’:…
The Majolica International Society Lecture
Miranda Goodby
Research / Academic
May 4, 2016
Curator’s Spotlight
Artek and the Aaltos: Creating a Modern World
Nina Stritzler-Levine
May 3, 2016

Artek and the Aaltos:
Creating a Modern World
Nina Stritzler-Levine
May 3, 2016

Walking Tour
Midtown Deco to Modern
Matthew A. Postal
Public Programs
April 30, 2016
Wine, Women, and the Glory of Venice
Masterpieces of Renaissance Glass
Dora Thornton
Research / Academic
April 28, 2016

Diasporas of Art and ‘The Great Forgetting’
Violence and the Visual Unconscious…
Debora L. Silverman
Research / Academic
April 27, 2016

Frontier Shores
Collection, Entanglement, and the Manufacture…
Research / Academic
April 25, 2016

Spring Exhibitions Opening
Artek and the Aaltos: Frontier Shores
April 21, 2016 – January 24, 2017
Mistake or Transgression? A History of Scandalous Clothing
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Denis Bruna
Research / Academic
April 19, 2016

Saturday Sessions—Designing Dining
Session III: Framing Food: Plates and Pictures
April 16, 2016 – January 24, 2017
Saturday Sessions—Instruments Inside Out
Session III: In Time: Collaborative Sound
April 16, 2016 – January 24, 2017

Bringing Back The Sheaves
Agrarian Life and Material Culture…
Brent D. Shaw
Research / Academic
April 13, 2016
Dangerous Relic
“The Bloody Shirt”; A Material…
Matthew Dennis
Research / Academic
April 12, 2016

Saturday Sessions—Instruments Inside Out
Session II: Strung Out: Violin Making
Tours / Education
April 9, 2016

Scotch Myths
The Furniture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh Re-appraised
David Jones
Research / Academic
April 7, 2016
20th Annual Iris Foundation Awards Luncheon
April 6, 2016 – January 24, 2017

Global Things: Trade and Material…
The Iris Foundation Awards Lecture
Giorgio Riello
Research / Academic
April 5, 2016
Saturday Sessions—Instruments Inside Out
Session I: Woodshopping Woodwinds
Tours / Education
April 2, 2016

Saturday Sessions—Designing Dining
Session I: Stylish Settings
Tours / Education
April 2, 2016
Saturday Sessions—Instruments Inside Out
Session I: Woodshopping Woodwinds
April 2, 2016

‘The best Rubarbe is that…
Rhubarb and the Imagination of…
Anne T. Gerritsen
Research / Academic
March 29, 2016

The Meaning of Glass: What…
The Paul and Irene Hollister Lectures on Glass
Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk
Research / Academic
March 22, 2016

Climate and Commodities
Material Exchanges between West Africa and Europe, 1000–1300
Sarah M. Guérin
Research / Academic
March 21, 2016

Conservation Conversation—A Multiplicity of Voices
The Structure of Preservation at…
Gabrielle A. Berlinger, David Favaloro
Research / Academic
March 15, 2016

Saturday Sessions—Object Lab
Session III
Matthew Burcaw
March 12, 2016
Saturday Sessions—Transforming Jewelry
Session II: Purpose and Pattern
March 5, 2016

Paper is Part of the Picture
Margaret Holben Ellis
Research / Academic
March 2, 2016
Saturday Sessions—Object Lab
Session I
February 27, 2016

Saturday Sessions—Transforming Jewelry
Session I: Metals in Motion
February 27, 2016
The Art, Praxis, and Power of Oral History
Mary Marshall Clark, Amy Starecheski
Research / Academic
February 24, 2016

Wolf King of Glorious Memory
Culture and Ideology in Twelfth-Century…
Abigail Krasner Balbale
Research / Academic
February 23, 2016
Cultures of Conservation “Keyword” Panel
Minimalist, Post-Minimalist, and Conceptual Art
Francesca Esmay, Sherri Irvin, Jeffrey Weiss, Glenn Wharton, Ivan Gaskell
Research / Academic
February 23, 2016

Drinking Horns
Nature and Myth
Susanne Ebbinghaus
Research / Academic
February 22, 2016
A Dictator’s Evil Decor
Reflections on Writing Hitler at Home
Despina Stratigakos
Research / Academic
February 17, 2016

Making Space: Museums and Craft…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Namita Gupta Wiggers
Research / Academic
February 2, 2016
The Tradition of Marble
How it is Quarried and…
Charlie Kaplan
Research / Academic
January 29, 2016

Sun King to Moon King:…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Robert Wellington
Research / Academic
January 26, 2016

Nam June Paik and Fluxus:
International Artist, Experience, and Insight
Inhee Iris Moon, Miwako Tezuka
December 10, 2015

The Analysis of Organic Colorants…
Case Studies from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Nobuko Shibayama
Research / Academic
December 7, 2015

Scandinavian Home Sense and Sensibilities
Judith Gura, Erica L. Warren
Public Programs
December 3, 2015

Models and Music:
Sketch Nights
Joan Chiverton
December 2, 2015
Between China, Iran, and Byzantium:
The Türks in Inner Asia…
Sören Stark
Research / Academic
December 2, 2015

Kids’ Workshop:
Swedish Wooden Toys
ConstructionKids
Tours / Education
November 21, 2015
Textile Conservation at Historic Royal Palaces:
A 100-Year History
Charlotte Gamper
Research / Academic
November 19, 2015

Literature Spotlight:
Writing Before Reading: The Narratives of Play
Leonard Marcus
Public Programs
November 19, 2015


Toys in Context:
Sweden, Scandinavia, and the Digital World
Colin Fanning, Barry Joseph, and Juliet Kinchin
Public Programs
November 12, 2015

Going Universal
Nancy Proctor
Research / Academic
November 11, 2015
Parasols and Pagodas:
Lacquer Furniture and East West…
Tian Chun
Research / Academic
November 10, 2015

Concert:
Were I a Little Child:…
George Hemcher, Helena Liljeblasd, and Robert Osborne
Public Programs
November 8, 2015

Workshop—Fustat and the World in the Year 1000
Fustat and the World in the Year 1000
Research / Academic
November 6, 2015
Paik on Film:
Discovering, Archiving, and Preserving Fluxus
Lori Zippay
November 5, 2015

Color Matters:
Synthetic Dyes in Early Meiji Japanese Prints
Stephanie Su
Research / Academic
November 4, 2015
Models and Music:
Sketch Nights
Joan Chiverton
Public Programs
November 4, 2015

Touching Skin:
Why Medieval Readers Rubbed and Kissed their Manuscripts
Kathryn M. Rudy
November 4, 2015
Literature Spotlight:
Picture Books, Toys and Other…
Karen Hewitt, Laura Ljundkvist, and Leonard Marcus
Public Programs
October 29, 2015

Design by the Book:
Illustrating the Ritual Classics
François Louis
Research / Academic
October 27, 2015


Family Festival:
Swedish Wooden Toys
Marionetteatern, ConstructionKids, and Phyllis Chen
Public Programs
October 24, 2015
Messages Across Time:
Inupiaq Drawings from the 1890s
Elizabeth Hutchinson
October 21, 2015

Concert:
Childish Games and Toys
Phyllis Chen, Robert Dietz
Public Programs
October 18, 2015

Gallery Talk:
Swedish Wooden Toys
Susan Weber
October 15 – September 15, 2015

A Digital Enlightenment: Experiments in…
The Françoise and Georges Selz…
Anne Higonnet
Research / Academic
October 13, 2015
From Pets to Plastics:
The Material Culture of Everyday Life
Katherine C. Grier
Research / Academic
October 12, 2015

From Analog to Digital: 1965-2015,…
Barbara London, LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus)
Public Programs
October 8, 2015

A Musing of Haida Manga
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
October 7, 2015
Models and Music:
Sketch Nights
Joan Chiverton
Tours / Education
October 7, 2015

Case Study:
Sir Thomas Hanmer’s Silver Gilt…
Susan Hunter
Research / Academic
October 6, 2015

The Glass Sliver:
Transparency and Dystopia in German Design
Freyja Hartzell
Research / Academic
October 5, 2015
Thinking with a Photograph: Alexander…
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J.…
Marni A. Sandweiss
Research / Academic
September 29, 2015

From Material to Digital:
New Directions in Material Culture and Museum Studies
Haidy Geismar
Research / Academic
September 24, 2015

Symposium—
Toys and Childhood: Playing with Design
Research / Academic
September 18, 2015
Fall Exhibitions Opening
Swedish Wooden Toys, Revisions—Zen for Film
September 17, 2015

Angelica’s Book:
Material Culture and the Power of Reading
Brendan Dooley
Research / Academic
September 14, 2015

Sketch Night
Joan Chiverton
June 24, 2015
The Interface Experience:
Forty Years of Personal Computing
Kimon Keramidas
June 23, 2015

Stuffed and Stiffened:
Multilayered Garments, X-Rays, Revealed Secrets
Jenny Tiramani
Public Programs
June 11, 2015
Reading on Screens:
Exploring Interface Design
Dan Michaelson and Alexander Provan
June 9, 2015

Family Day—Beyond the Seams:
Fashioning Wearable Art
Tours / Education
June 6, 2015
Striking Poses:
Bodies and Objects in 18th-century French Interiors
Mimi Hellman
June 4, 2015

Midtown:
Garments and Glamour
May 30, 2015
Fabricating a Dream:
The Dandy’s Silhouette
Public Programs
May 21, 2015

Sketch Night
Joan Chiverton
Tours / Education
May 20, 2015


(Post)musings from the Edge:
Being an Indigenous Curator in Pacific Paradise
Paul Tapsell
Research / Academic
May 6, 2015

Sounds and Silhouettes
Nouveau Classical Project
Public Programs
May 3, 2015
Between You and Me:
Interfaces as a Door into Another Dimension
Paola Antonelli
April 30, 2015

Global, Comparative, International, Transnational, and Connected Histories:
Is the Methodological Tail Wagging…
Peter Baldwin
Research / Academic
April 29, 2015
Straddling Worlds:
Working Across Art and Craft,…
Elissa Auther
Research / Academic
April 28, 2015

The Ladies’ Mile
Matthew Postal
April 25, 2015


The Return of Curiosity: What…
Iris Foundation Awards Lectures
Nicholas Thomas
Research / Academic
April 21, 2015
Symposium—
Revitalizing University Museums
Research / Academic
April 17, 2015

Creating the Ideal:
Dressing and Installing Costume Exhibitions
Tae Smith
Public Programs
April 16, 2015
The Art of Encryption:
Music-Image-Text in Michael Maier’s Alchemical…
Donna Bilak
Research / Academic
April 15, 2015

Elephant in the Room? Majolica…
The Majolica International Society Lecture…
Martina Droth
Research / Academic
April 14, 2015

Is a Crocodile a Work of Art?
Seeing Objects in the Early…
Paula Findlen
Research / Academic
April 8, 2015
Symposium—
Digital Interpretation: Screens and Devices as Didactic Media
April 7, 2015

Symposium—
Experiencing the Interface
Research / Academic
April 6, 2015
From Industry to Art:
Collecting and Exhibiting Textiles at…
Dilys Blum
Research / Academic
April 1, 2015

Conservation Conversation
“Conservation and the Future”
Research / Academic
March 31, 2015 – February 21, 2017
Conservation Conversation:
“Conservation and the Future”
Salvador Muñoz Viñas, Paul Eggert
Research / Academic
March 31, 2015

Symposium—
Fashioning the Body: An Intimate…
Research / Academic
March 27, 2015
Hiding in Plain Sight:
The 20th-Century Apartment House in New York
Andrew S. Dolkart
Research / Academic
March 25, 2015

Symposium
Extreme Conservation
Research / Academic
March 20, 2015 – February 21, 2017
Symposium—
Extreme Conservation
Research / Academic
March 20, 2015

Architecture, Art, and Liturgical Space in Postwar America
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Gretchen Townsend Buggeln
Research / Academic
March 17, 2015
Two Royal Kitchens:
Discovery, Conservation, Interpretation
Research / Academic
March 16, 2015

‘The Magnificent Seven’
The Great Fāṭimid Rock Crystal Ewers
Jeremy Johns
Research / Academic
March 5, 2015
‘The Magnificent Seven’:
The Great Fāṭimid Rock Crystal Ewers
Jeremy Johns
March 5, 2015

Conservation Conversation
“Knowledge in the Making: Reconstructing…
Research / Academic
March 3, 2015 – February 21, 2017
The Making of the Early…
Research / Academic
March 2, 2015 – February 21, 2017

Conservation Conversation
“Conserving Indigenous Objects and Cultures”
Research / Academic
February 25, 2015 – February 21, 2017
Conservation Conversation:
“Conserving Indigenous Objects and Cultures”
Miriam Clavir, Jim Enote
Research / Academic
February 25, 2015

Vernis Martin: French Lacquer of the 18th Century
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Monika Kopplin
Research / Academic
February 24, 2015
Isabella d’Este’s Painted Service by Nicola d’Urbino:
From Creation to Display.
Valerie Taylor
Research / Academic
February 23, 2015

Relay and Delay:
Triumphal Processions in the Era of the Post
Shira Brisman
Research / Academic
February 4, 2015

Videoconference Series:
“Technical Art History and Materials…
Erma Hermens
Research / Academic
January 26, 2015

Trouble the Water:
Superstorm Sandy and the Preservation of Place
Christopher Mulé
Research / Academic
January 21, 2015
Videoconference Series:
“Technical Art History and its…
Georg Josef Dietz
Research / Academic
January 12, 2015

Videoconference Series:
Technical Art History: “Damage”
Ivan Gaskell
Research / Academic
December 15, 2014
Sounds of the Metropolis:
Music from 19th-Century New York
Public Programs
December 14, 2014

Sketch Night
Joan Chiverton
Tours / Education
December 12, 2014

Videoconference Series:
Technical Art History: “A Farewell to the Humanities?”
Arjan de Koomen
December 8, 2014

Interchanges, Workshop Dynamics and Material Matters:
The Case of Norman Palermo
Ruggero Longo
Research / Academic
December 4, 2014

Turned on by a Touch
The Light Switch and Everyday Life
December 3, 2014 – December 31, 1969
Turned on by a Touch:
The Light Switch and Everyday Life
Sandy Isenstadt
Research / Academic
December 3, 2014

Ransom in the Early Modern Mediterranean:
Exchanging Muslim for Christian Captives
Research / Academic
December 1 – November 10, 2014

From Ancient to Modern, Interdisciplinary…
Paula Hohti, Eva Andersson Strand, Luise Ørsted Brandt, and Miguel Ángel Andrés-Toledo
Research / Academic
November 19, 2014
From Analogue to Digital:
Documenting the History of Computer-generated Art and Design
Douglas Dodds
Public Programs
November 18, 2014

Videoconference Series:
“‘Held up to the light’:…
Marta Ajmar
Research / Academic
November 17, 2014
The New York Graphic Design…
A Symposium in Association with…
November 17, 2014

Sketch Night
Joan Chiverton
Tours / Education
November 14–13, 2014
Roundtable Discussion:
“Design History: Where Are We Now?”
November 13, 2014

Faith and Fate:
Researching the Occult in Islamic…
Rachel Parikh
Research / Academic
November 11, 2014


Image as Language:
On Being an Art Director
Ruth Ansel
November 6, 2014
The Spanish Farthingale:
Women, Fashion, and Politics…
Amanda Wunder
Research / Academic
November 5, 2014

Technical Art History:
Art and Science, a Marriage Made in Heaven?
Erma Hermens
Research / Academic
November 3, 2014

Panic in the Parlor:
Reporting and Reading Pictorial Newspapers…
Joshua Brown
Public Programs
October 30, 2014
Out of Hand at the…
Ronald T. Labaco
October 29, 2014

Signal Images:
Art and Telegraphy in Post-Revolutionary France
Richard Taws
Research / Academic
October 28, 2014
Unbinding Conservation:
Observations on the Past, Present,…
Alexis Hagadorn
Research / Academic
October 27, 2014

Walking Tour:
On Broadway: Past to Present
October 25, 2014

The Illustrators’ Cabinet of Wonders:
A Show and Tell
Steven Heller
October 23, 2014
Paying for the Sultan’s Pouf:…
Georges Selz Lectures on 18th-…
Clare H. Crowston
Research / Academic
October 21, 2014

Family Day:
Wild with Color! New York Graffiti Arts
Tours / Education
October 18, 2014

“Nessim on Nessim”
Barbara Nessim
October 16, 2014

Staging Aboriginality
Shawn Rowlands
Research / Academic
October 14, 2014

Atmosphere and Art: Kulturgeschichte, Period…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Kathleen Curran
Research / Academic
October 14, 2014
Intimate Heritage:
Recent Trends in Japanese History Museums
Jordan Sand
Research / Academic
October 13, 2014


Dog Soldiers Don’t Need Picasso:
Recovering the Indigenous Materiality of…
Castle McLaughlin
October 8, 2014

Blending Handwork and Thought:
Henry Wilson’s Designs for Silver
Roisin Inglesby
Research / Academic
October 7, 2014
Rarity-Booty-Furnishing:
Textiles from the Islamic World…
Barbara Karl
Research / Academic
October 6, 2014

Material Culture as the Economic…
Pre-industrial Europe and Global Trade
Francesca Trivellato
Research / Academic
October 1, 2014

Walking Tour:
A Walk up Broadway through Lower Manhattan
Public Programs
September 20, 2014
Conserving Royal Treasures:
Secrets of the Workshop
Yannick Chastang
Research / Academic
September 8, 2014

Delineating Colombia:
Contemporary Artists Re-tracing Nature
Public Programs
June 26, 2014

Restoring Troubled Water:
Andrew Revkin in Conversation with…
Mary Miss, Charles Vörösmarty, Andrew Revkin
Public Programs
June 19, 2014

Two Rivers:
An Evening with Filmmaker Peter Hutton
Public Programs
June 5, 2014

Sonidos Amazónicos:
An Evening of Colombian Music and Poetry
Juan Carlos Galeano, Francisco Roldán, Olfary Gutiérrez
Public Programs
May 29, 2014
Design for a Better World
Paul Makovsky, Lucy Salamanca, Andreas Vaa Bermann
Public Programs
May 20, 2014

Symposium—
Majolica: A World View
Rebecca Wallis, Oliva Rucellai, Yassana Croizat-Glazer, Cristina Ramos e Horta, Susan Weber, Orsolya
Research / Academic
May 16, 2014
Symposium: Majolica: A World View
Rebecca Wallis, Oliva Rucellai, Yassana Croizat-Glazer, Cristina Ramos e Horta, Susan Weber, Orsolya
Research / Academic
May 15–16, 2014

Keynote:
Majolica: A World View
Andrew Morrall
Research / Academic
May 15, 2014

Workshop:
History and Material Culture:…
Research / Academic
May 10, 2014

Containing Many Meanings:
Chuspas, Coca Leaf, and Andean Culture
Public Programs
May 6, 2014

Beads and Buttons from Briare:…
The Paul and Irene Hollister Lectures on Glass
Ines Rotermund-Reynard
April 29, 2014
Symposium—
Mapping New York
April 24–25, 2014

Case Study in Collaboration
Conserving Thousands of Lost Medieval Hebrew Manuscripts
Research / Academic
April 24, 2014 – February 21, 2017
Case Study in Collaboration:
Conserving Thousands of Lost Medieval Hebrew Manuscripts
Judith Olszowy-Schlanger, Michelle Chesner
Research / Academic
April 24, 2014

Material Culture:
The Concept and its Use in Historical Perspective
Nathan Schlanger
Research / Academic
April 23, 2014

Symposium: Woven Worlds:
The Social Lives of Andean Textiles
Research / Academic
April 14, 2014
Symposium—Objects and Power:
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Medieval…
Abigail Balbale
April 11, 2014

Symposium—
Objects and Power: An Interdisciplinary…
April 11, 2014
Figure/Ground: Curating Waterweavers
Jorge Lizarazo, Susana Mejía, José Roca, Gregory Volk
April 11, 2014

The Painted King:
Art, Activism, and Authenticity in Hawai’i
Glenn Wharton
Research / Academic
April 9, 2014

Twelfth-Century Architecture as Incipient Globalism:
Egypt, India, and Medieval Ethiopia
Finbarr B. Flood
Research / Academic
April 8, 2014
Twelfth-Century Architecture as Incipient Globalism:…
Iris Foundation Awards Lecture
Finbarr B. Flood
Research / Academic
April 8, 2014

Symposium—
Material Reformations: Towards a Material Culture of Protestantism
Research / Academic
April 3, 2014
Classical Spies:
American Archaeologists with the OSS…
Susan Heuck Allen
Research / Academic
April 2, 2014

Les derniers goûts de France:…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Max Tillmann
Research / Academic
April 1, 2014
Early Modern Instrument Aesthetics
Alexander Marr
March 25, 2014

Problems in Design History Research:…
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J.…
Bess Williamson
March 18, 2014
From Legible Text to Magical Pattern
Arabic Inscriptions in Muslim and Christian Spain
Abigail Balbale
March 5, 2014

Symposium—
The Material Text in…
Research / Academic
March 5, 2014
How To Do Things with…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Birgitt Borkopp-Restle
Research / Academic
February 25, 2014

Design Futures:
Service Design for Social Innovation
Lara Penin
Research / Academic
February 19, 2014
Conserving Relics of the Classical Past:
Civic Bodies and the Preservation…
William Stenhouse
Research / Academic
February 12, 2014

“Material Matters: Early Scientific Inquiry…
February 11, 2014 – December 31, 1969
Material Matters:
Early Scientific Inquiry in Archaeology…
Francesca Bewer, Laurent Olivier
February 11, 2014

The Clark—Next
Michael Conforti
Research / Academic
January 29, 2014

“Intimately and Unquestionably Our Own”:
A Curator’s Perspective on An American Style
Public Programs
January 23, 2014


Village Vanguards:
The Karasz Sisters, Djuna Barnes,and their Milieu
Public Programs
January 9, 2014
A Dutch Mystic in the New World
Reverend Everardus Bogardus (1607-1647) and His Callings
Willem Frijhoff (Early Modern History, Free University, Amsterdam)
Research / Academic
January 1, 2014

Men of Labor and Leisure:
Defining Masculinity in Georgian Portraiture and Fashion
December 19, 2013

Patina:
Object Trauma and Human Narrative
Shannon Dawdy
Research / Academic
December 11, 2013
Fowler at Fifty:
Museum Collections and the Challenge of the Contemporary
Marla C. Berns
Research / Academic
December 10, 2013

Polychromatic Pleasures
Decorating with Color in Nineteenth-Century France
Research / Academic
December 3, 2013 – December 31, 1969

Polychromatic Pleasures:
Decorating with Color in Nineteenth-Century France
Laura Kalba
Research / Academic
December 3, 2013

The Well of Inspiration:
Sources for William Kent’s Furniture Designs
Susan Weber
Public Programs
November 21, 2013
Towards Autonomous Design:
The Ornament Print in the…
Femke Speelberg
Research / Academic
November 20, 2013

The Fabric of Activism:
The Design Works of Bedford-Stuyvesant
Public Programs
November 14, 2013
The Gold of Icons
Robert Nelson
Research / Academic
November 13, 2013

“Ghost of Fashion Past: Material…
November 12, 2013 – December 31, 1969
“Ghost of Fashion Past:
Material Culture and the Debris…
Giorgio Riello, Sarah Scaturro
Research / Academic
November 12, 2013

Symposium—Exhibitions Research Teaching:
The Bard Graduate Center at Twenty
Research / Academic
November 8, 2013
Symposium—
Exhibitions Research Teaching: The…
November 8, 2013

Collecting Frogs and Toads
Ann Fabian
November 5, 2013

Rousham:
Sitting in and Sauntering through a Pleasure Ground
Public Programs
October 31, 2013
Indian Wedding Cards:
Publicizing the Intimate
Arundhati Virmani
October 30, 2013


Family Day:
Topiary Garden Dance!
Tours / Education
October 12, 2013
William Kent:
Creating the Grand Tour Taste A
Julius Bryant
Public Programs
October 10, 2013

Flux:
On Silver and Time
Allison Stielau
Research / Academic
October 8, 2013
Symposium—
Re–presenting William Kent
Research / Academic
October 7, 2013

Cesare’s Palace:
Handel and the Music of…
Public Programs
October 3, 2013
Objects of a Passion:
Exhibiting Fashion and Dress in the Museum
Amy de la Haye
Research / Academic
October 2, 2013

“Connoisseurship: The Rembrandt Paradigm” and…
September 10, 2013 – December 31, 1969

Connoisseurship:
The Rembrandt Paradigm” and “Small…
David Bomford, Carlo Ginzburg,
Research / Academic
September 10, 2013
Inventing the Modern World:
Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851–1939
Public Programs
July 25, 2013

Family Day:
A Journey through Burma
Tours / Education
May 4, 2013

Gallery Talk and Wine Tasting:
Illuminating Hoentschel: A French…
Public Programs
May 2, 2013
Baysunghur’s Garden Party and Other…
Ravi and Seran Trehan…
David Roxburgh
Research / Academic
April 30, 2013

Symposium:
Kitchen and Table in Early…
Research / Academic
April 29, 2013
Study Day:
Revelations in Conservation: The Georges…
Tours / Education
April 26, 2013

Symposium—
Hoentschel in Context
Research / Academic
April 19, 2013
Keynote Lecture:
Hoentschel in Context
Research / Academic
April 18, 2013

Founding Mothers:
Architecture Criticism from Mariana Van…
Alexandra Lange
April 17, 2013
Panel Discussion:
Archaeology and Material Culture
Ian Hodder
Research / Academic
April 11, 2013

Friedman’s Pencil and Kant’s Tattoo:
Graphic Arts, Global Utopias, and the Acheiropoetic Social
Rebecca Zorach
April 10, 2013

Symposium—
Digital Pedagogy Material Archives
Research / Academic
April 5, 2013
Opening of Confluences:
An American Expedition to Northern Burma, 1935
April 4, 2013

Opening of Salvaging the Past:
Georges Hoentschel and French Decorative…
April 4, 2013

Textile Variations
Matilda McQuaid
Research / Academic
March 6, 2013

The Double Dream of Things:…
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Karin Roffman
Research / Academic
February 27, 2013
Rousseau’s, and Other Relics:
Material Memories in Later Eighteenth-Century Switzerland
Béla Kapossy
Research / Academic
February 20, 2013

The New Ashmolean
Christopher Brown
Research / Academic
February 13, 2013
Paris—Potsdam—Paris: Gilt Bronzes ‘à la…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Tobias Locker
Research / Academic
February 12, 2013

Mining Medieval Sources:
Documents as Texts, Documents as…
Jessica Goldberg
February 6, 2013
Suspended in Thin Air:
The Future of the Circus in America
Public Programs
January 31, 2013

The Studio and the Salon:
Artists, Masculinity, and Sociability in…
Daniel Harkett
Research / Academic
January 29, 2013

Family Day:
Carnival of the Elephants
Tours / Education
January 26, 2013
Drawing on Mandelbrot:
A Conversation with Artists James…
Public Programs
January 24, 2013

India Ink: Imagery of the…
Imagery of the Subcontinent in Sixteenth-Century Europe
Larry Silver
Research / Academic
January 23, 2013
The Circus In America
Susan Weber
Public Programs
January 17, 2013

Herman Ootics, the Clown:
History, Culture, and Clowning
Public Programs
January 10, 2013

Modern Magician:
Calder’s Circus and the Invention…
Public Programs
December 18, 2012
Practical Fractals:
Chaos Theory in Architecture and…
Public Programs
December 13, 2012

P. T. Barnum and Ralph Waldo Emerson:
A Confluence of Influence
Public Programs
December 6, 2012

The Ordeals of Substance:
Material Economies of Passion and…
Aden Kumler
Research / Academic
December 5, 2012

In Order to Form a…
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J.…
Laura Wexler
Research / Academic
November 28, 2012

Hero and Villain: Lafayette’s Legacies
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Laura Auricchio
Research / Academic
November 27, 2012
Circus Posters:
From Wood Type to “The…
Public Programs
November 18, 2012

Symposium—
Playing with Modernism: Historical Perspectives…
Research / Academic
November 16, 2012


Glass Plates and High-diving Horses:
Photographers of the American Circus
Public Programs
November 8, 2012
The New Chinese Museology:
Shifting Geographies of Power, Development, and Heritage
Michael Rowlands
Research / Academic
November 7, 2012

Silks from West and East:
A Study on the Textiles…
Zhao Feng
Research / Academic
October 31, 2012

Family Day:
Cirkus in Wonderland!
October 20, 2012

Constructing a Global Interior:
The Imagery of Collections and…
Christine Göttler
October 17, 2012
Symposium—
Circus and the City: New York, 1793-2010
Brett Mizelle, Janet M. Davis
October 15, 2012

Eating Ice-Cream on the Streets of Naples:
Materiality and Ephemerality in the History of Food
Melissa Calaresu
Research / Academic
October 11, 2012
Circus Amazons:
The Culture of Female Equestrianism…
Kim Marra
Public Programs
October 11, 2012


Symposium—
Beyond Representation: an Interdisciplinary Approach…
Research / Academic
September 27, 2012

Public Opening of The Islands of Benoît Mandelbrot:
Fractals, Chaos, and the Materiality of Thinking
September 21, 2012

Out of Place:
Art and History in Oceania
Nicholas Thomas
Research / Academic
May 9, 2012

Object Lab:
Chipstone’s 21st Century Curatorial Initiative
Jonathan Prown
Research / Academic
April 25, 2012
Majolica and Maiolica in Victorian England
The Joan Stacke Graham Lectures
Timothy Wilson
April 24, 2012

Legislating Space and Re-placing God:
Rabbinic Spatiality after the Destruction…
David Kraemer
Research / Academic
April 18, 2012


Hat Noir:
Gallery Talk and Performance
Public Programs
April 5, 2012
When Fashion Set Sail: Maritime…
The Françoise and Georges Selz…
Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell
Research / Academic
April 3, 2012

Wrapping Gelé:
Contemporary Manifestations of West African Headwear
Victoria Rovine
Public Programs
March 29, 2012
Ancient Modernisms
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Jenni Sorkin
March 28, 2012

The Courtauld Wallet:
Metal, Marriage and Mongols in Medieval Mosul
Rachel Ward
Research / Academic
March 27, 2012
Clothed in Words:
An Evening with Harriet Walter
Introduced by Helen Willams Drutt English
March 22, 2012

Textual Threads:
Crafting Ekphrasis in the Iberian Worlds (15th–17th c.)
Alessandra Russo
Research / Academic
March 21, 2012
Staging Fashion:
A Curator’s Perspective
Michele Majer
Public Programs
March 18, 2012

A Fashionable Lyric:
The Phoenix Quartet in Concert
Public Programs
March 18, 2012
Hats in Motion:
Lecture and “Hatwalk”
Oriole Cullen
Research / Academic
March 15, 2012


Family Day:
There’s a Bird in My Hat!
Tours / Education
March 10, 2012
Media Walls:
From Mid-Century Domesticity to Smart Home Environments
Research / Academic
February 29, 2012


The Making of Style:
Introducing French Decorative Arts to New York
Ulrich Leben
Public Programs
February 23, 2012
Conversation and Collaboration:
Strategies to Cultivate Meaningful Engagement with Cultural Audiences
Research / Academic
February 22, 2012

Seeing Cecil Beaton:
New York Milliners, Part II
Ellen Christine, Rod Keenan, and Jennifer Ouellette
Public Programs
February 16, 2012
From the Inside Out! The…
Tehran Lectures in Islamic Art and Material Culture
Julia Gonnella
February 14, 2012

Study Day:
Fashion and Millinery for the Opera
Barbara Cohen-Straytner, Lesley Weston, Janet Linville, and Tom Watson
Public Programs
February 10–12, 2012
The Actress as Artist’s Muse:
Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, and Ellen Terry
Peter Trippi
Public Programs
February 9, 2012

Earth, Metal, Paper, and Silk:…
Seminar in Comparative Medieval Material…
Andrew Watsky
Research / Academic
February 8, 2012
Symposium—
Anthropology of Expeditions: Travel, Visualities, After-Lives
Research / Academic
February 2, 2012

Voices of the People in…
Reinhart Meyer-Kalkus
Research / Academic
February 1, 2012

The Order of the Third Bird:
Documents and Considerations
D. Graham Burnett, Sal Randolph
Research / Academic
January 25, 2012
Cardinal Mazarin: A Great Collector…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Isabelle de Conihout
Research / Academic
January 24, 2012

An Iconology of the Textile…
Review of a Project at…
Research / Academic
January 18, 2012
The Hatmaker’s Muse:
New York Milliners, Part I
Moderated by Phyllis Magidson
Public Programs
December 15, 2011

Khirbet al-Mafjar or Qasr Hisham?…
Tehran Lectures in Islamic Art and Material Culture
Donald Whitcomb
Research / Academic
December 13, 2011
With Every Christmas Card I Write:
American Holiday Songs 1900–1960
Public Programs
December 11, 2011

The Cisneros Seminar in the…
Women Designers of the 20th…
Research / Academic
December 6, 2011

Women Designers and Greeting Cards…
Anne Stewart O’Donnell
Public Programs
December 1, 2011
Francesco Mochi: Stone and Scale
Seminar in Renaissance and Early Modern Material Culture
Michael Cole
November 30, 2011

Reading in Public
Ben Katchor
Research / Academic
November 16, 2011

Symposium—
Upholsterers and Decorators in 19th…
October 28, 2011

Poppea’s Fortune
Ellen Rosand
Research / Academic
October 26, 2011
Bellangé, Ebénistes à Paris: A…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Sylvain Cordier
October 25, 2011

Family Day:
Hold onto your Hats!
October 22, 2011

A Mad Hatter’s Logic:
Stephen Jones in Conversation with…
Stephen Jones, Patricia Mears
October 20, 2011
Implements Correspondingly Peculiar: Slavery, Plantation…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Seth Rockman
Research / Academic
October 19, 2011

Study Day:
The Conservation of Historic Hats
October 14, 2011

Beyond the Old Silk Road:
International Influences in Glassmaking in…
Florian Knothe
Research / Academic
October 11, 2011
Rituals of Generosity:
An Early History of Christmas Gifts
Ellen Litwicki
October 6, 2011

Doris Duke’s Shangri La:
Architecture, Landscape, and the Islamic Arts
Research / Academic
October 5, 2011

For the Royal Pleasure:
French Furniture made for the…
Ulrich Leben
Research / Academic
October 4, 2011

Being English:
An Exploration of Identity Through…
Chris Gosden
Research / Academic
September 21, 2011

Official Opening of Hats:
An Anthology by Stephen Jones
September 15–25, 2011

How Jesus Celebrated Passover:
Some Early Modern Readings of the Last Supper
Anthony Grafton
Research / Academic
September 7, 2011


Designing Woman:
How Florence Knoll Created…
Public Programs
June 30, 2011

Modern Furniture Conservation:
Form and Material Challenges
Introduced by Earl Martin
June 23, 2011
Florence Knoll:
Textiles as Interior Architecture
Christine Gorby
Research / Academic
June 16, 2011

New Room to Blue Room:
Music of the Knoll Years
Public Programs
June 5, 2011
Women & Modern Architecture in Midtown
Guided by Matthew A. Postal
Public Programs
June 4, 2011

Massimo and Matter:
Shaping the Knoll Identity
Moderated by Alice Twemlow
Public Programs
June 2, 2011
Suzanne Tick and Hazel Siegel:
Material Thinking
Moderated by Matilda McQuaid
Public Programs
May 25, 2011

Working Fabric:
Innovation in Design at KnollTextiles
Public Programs
May 19, 2011

Symposium—Ex Voto:
Votive Images Across Cultures
Research / Academic
April 28, 2011

The “Pleasures of Surprise” in…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Susan Taylor-Leduc
Research / Academic
April 27, 2011
Heritage as Therapy:
The Materiality of Uplift in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Research / Academic
April 20, 2011

The Body in the Library:
Structure and the Collection of…
David Hancock
Research / Academic
April 13, 2011

Twine and Braid:
Origins, Materials, and Meaning of the Chilkat Robe
Evelyn Vanderhoop
Public Programs
April 8, 2011

The Mahogany Connection: From…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Jennifer L. Anderson
Research / Academic
April 6, 2011
The Sound of Color:
The Colorado Quartet and Wang Guoweiin Concert
Public Programs
April 3, 2011

Symposium—Objects of Exchange:
Social and Material Transformation on…
Research / Academic
April 1, 2011
Forms of Distraction:
Towards a Decorative Imagination in Eighteenth-Century France
Mimi Hellman
Research / Academic
March 30, 2011

A Refined Eye:
Important Collections and Connoisseurship…
Moderated by François Louis
Public Programs
March 24, 2011

Assessing the Nature of the Silk Road Trade:
The Material Evidence
Valerie Hansen
March 23, 2011
Family Day:
Dragon Keeper with a Secret!
Caroline Borderies, Tracy Grosner
March 19–29, 2011

Eyes of the Flaneuse:
Women Photographers and New York City, 1890s-1940s
Mary Woods
Research / Academic
March 16–26, 2011

Drawing on the Past:
The Persistence of Ornament: Cloisonné in Contemporary Jewelry
Jamie Bennett, Jeanette Caines, Jeannine Falino
Tours / Education
March 11, 2011
Drawing on the Past:
Activating the Legacies of Native…
Moderated by Aaron Glass
Public Programs
March 10, 2011

Filled with Hidden Meaning:
Sacred Iconography and Buddhist…
Karl Debreczeny
Public Programs
March 3, 2011
The Crystalline Body: Fragments of…
Paul and Irene Hollister Lectures on Glass
Jeffrey Schnapp
Research / Academic
March 2, 2011


Needling: Embroidery and Satire in…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Melissa Hyde
Research / Academic
February 16, 2011

The Artist in the Exchange:
Charles Edenshaw, Master Haida Carver
Margaret Blackman
Research / Academic
February 10, 2011

The Warp and Weft of History:
Raphael and Le Brun…
Tristan Weddigen
Research / Academic
February 8, 2011
Scholar Zhang Peeks at Yingying:
Pictorial Aspects of Cloisonné and…
Claudia Brown
Research / Academic
February 3, 2011

A Curator’s View:
Chinese Enamels from the Yuan,…
Béatrice Quette
Public Programs
January 28, 2011

The Hand of God and…
Craft and Collaboration at Arnstein Abbey
Jeffrey F. Hamburger
Research / Academic
December 1, 2010

From Gilding to Whitewash:
Aesthetics and Ethics of Distraction…
Finbarr Barry Flood
Research / Academic
November 17, 2010
A Ducal Inventory in Sixteenth-Century Portugal:
From the Caribbean to China
Nuno Senos
Research / Academic
November 10, 2010

Art’s Struggle with Judaism:
Medieval and Early Modern
David Nirenberg
Research / Academic
November 3, 2010
Gian Vincenzo Pinelli (1535-1601) and His Library:
Book Collecting and the Republic…
Angela Nuovo
Research / Academic
October 27, 2010

Do Objects have Ethnicities?: Race and Material Culture
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Fath Davis Ruffins
Research / Academic
October 20, 2010

Symposium—The Cisneros Seminar in the…
Rethinking Material Culture from the…
Research / Academic
October 12–14, 2010
The Cisneros Seminar in the…
Rethinking Material Culture from the…
October 12, 2010

The Materiality of Style:
The Case of Ivories from…
Marian Feldman
Research / Academic
October 6, 2010

Discoveries:
Perspectives on the History of…
Richard Kagan
Research / Academic
May 17, 2010

Cosmopolitan Cosmetics:
Shiseido and Early 20th Century Japanese Advertising Design
Gennifer Weisenfeld
Research / Academic
April 21, 2010

Symposium—Secondhand Culture:
Waste, Value, and Materiality
Research / Academic
April 15–16, 2010

Thinking About Things:
Studying Material Culture and Reading Objects
Margaretta Lovell
Research / Academic
April 7, 2010

What Galileo Saw and How:
Glass and its Challenges for…
Sara J. Schechner
Research / Academic
March 25, 2010

Writing the History of Polish Jews:
the Case of Emanuel Ringelblum
Samuel D. Kassow
Research / Academic
March 17, 2010
Hydraulic Engineering, Emperorship, and Ecology…
Evidence from the Visual Arts
Heping Liu
Research / Academic
March 10, 2010

Aby Warburg’s ‘Mnemosyne Atlas’:
The Story of an Unfinished Project
Claudia Wedepohl
Research / Academic
February 24, 2010

Medieval Reliquaries:
‘Minor Arts’ of Major Importance
Cynthia Hahn
Research / Academic
January 27, 2010

Citizenship and Style:
Interwar French and German Homes
Leora Auslander
Research / Academic
January 20, 2010

Family Day:
Discover Dutch New York!
Stephanie Stern
December 5, 2009
The Artisanal Guitar:
Craft and Community in a Neoliberal Age
Kathryn M. Dudley
Research / Academic
December 2, 2009

Reflecting on Silver:
Manufacture, Markets, and Meaning in Early New York
Marybeth DeFilippis, Beth Carver Wees, Ubaldo Vitali and Debra Schmidt Bach
Tours / Education
November 20, 2009
Inventory: Text and Context
Bernard L. Herman
Public Programs
November 19, 2009


Melville in New York
Andrew Delbanco
Public Programs
November 12, 2009

Germany in the World, 1600-2000:
Thinking About a New Project
David Blackbourn
Research / Academic
November 11, 2009
The Art of Illumination:
The Limbourg Brothers and…
Timothy Husband
Research / Academic
November 4, 2009

Community Festival:
Navigate Early New York!
November 1, 2009

Changing Attitudes Towards Power and Palaces:
Architecture Between Umayyad ‘Desert…
Thomas Leisten
Research / Academic
October 28, 2009
Flatbush in the Seventeenth Century
Ruth Piwonka, David Voorhees, and Peter N. Miller
October 22, 2009

Symposium—Dutch New York Between East and West:
The World of Margrieta van Varick
Research / Academic
October 19–20, 2009

Trajectories of Value in Pintupi Painting
An Incomplete History of an Aboriginal Painting Movement
Fred Myers Anthropology, New York University
October 14, 2009

Walking Tour
A Visit to Nieuw Amsterdam
October 3, 2009

The English Press and the…
Juliet Fleming (English, New York University)
Research / Academic
September 23, 2009


Illuminating Hoentschel
A French Tastemaker and His World
Ulrich Leben
Research / Academic
November 30, 1999