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March at the BGC

This month, we talk about recent lectures held at the BGC — remotely and locally — and spotlight two alumni, Jessica Lanier and Allison Stielau, who are working on their dissertations at the BGC and Yale, respectively.  

In addition, learn about what our faculty and students are doing "on the road," find listings for upcoming Research Institute seminars, and, of course, we hope you will visit the Gallery, opening its new exhibition season in April. 

News
Telepresence Event: Doris Oltrogge’s Lecture at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin
On Monday, January 28, the BGC telepresenced a lecture from the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) in Berlin as part of a new initiative to connect our educational experience with partner institutions around the globe. Read more.
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Brown Bag Lunches in January and February
In January and February,  the BGC held five Brown Bag Lunch talks, three of which were part of the new series, “Digital Solutions for Research and Teaching in the Humanities.”  Read more.   
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BGC Gallery
Upcoming Exhibitions
Salvaging the Past: Georges Hoentschel and French Decorative Arts from The Metropolitan Museum of Art
In the Main Gallery
April 4 - August 11, 2013


Focusing on a remarkable but little-known collection that entered The Metropolitan Museum of Art as a gift of J. Pierpont Morgan in the early twentieth century—indeed, it precipitated the building of a new wing—this exhibition features medieval art and French eighteenth-century paneling, furniture, metalwork, textiles, paintings, and sculpture, as well as late nineteenth-century art pottery, most of which have rarely been viewed since the 1950s. Read more.  

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Confluences: An American Expedition to Northern Burma, 1935
In the Focus Gallery
April 4 - August 3, 2013


In January 1935, the Vernay-Hopwood Chindwin Expedition set out from Rangoon to explore the upper reaches of the “mighty Chindwin River” on behalf of the American Museum of Natural History. The exhibition explores the complex social life of this extraordinary enterprise through an assortment of objects that were both carried into the field and collected en route. Read more.

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Special Events
Iris Awards Luncheon
On April 17, the Bard Graduate Center will honor outstanding contributions to patronage and scholarship in the decorative arts at the 17th Annual Iris Foundation Awards Luncheon. This year's honorees are Richard Jenrette, Morrison H. Heckscher, Glenn Adamson, and Adrian Sassoon.  Proceeds from the event will support students through the BGC Scholarship Fund. Read more.
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Research Institute
Upcoming Seminars
The Seminar Series has made the Bard Graduate Center a major venue for advanced intellectual discussion in New York City and an expression of the range of methods and approaches for studying the cultural history of the material world. The seminars function in counterpoint with course offerings to present to our students the possible scope of their own research and future work. 


Paul and Irene Hollister Lectures on Glass
Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 6 to 8 pm
Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th Street
212.501.3019, academicevents@bgc.bard.edu

Catherine Whalen
Bard Graduate Center
“The Gift of Criticism: Paul Hollister's Writings and the Ascendancy of Studio Glass”

RSVP is required. Please reserve your place at www.bgc.bard.edu/news/events/-91.html or contact academicevents@bgc.bard.edu.


Indigenous Arts in Transition Seminar
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 6 to 8 pm
Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th Street
212.501.3019, academicevents@bgc.bard.edu

Janet Berlo
Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester
“’Prime Objects’ of the Gods? Replications and Transformations of Navajo Sandpainting Imagery”

RSVP is required. Please reserve your place at www.bgc.bard.edu/news/events/-817.html or contact academicevents@bgc.bard.edu.


Seminar in Renaissance and Early Modern Material Culture
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 6 to 8 pm
Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th Street
212.501.3019, academicevents@bgc.bard.edu

Rebecca Zorach
Art History, University of Chicago
“The ‘No Place’ of Pencil and Paper, or, the Acheiropoetic Social”

RSVP is required. Please reserve your place at www.bgc.bard.edu/news/upcoming-events/-818.html or contact academicevents@bgc.bard.edu.

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Faculty News
Dean Peter Miller  will speak on "The Role of Marseille Merchants in Peiresc's Levantine Republic of Letters" at the Bibliothèque Mazarine (Paris) on March 9. 

Jeffrey Collins will give a talk entitled "More is More: Piranesi and Design" at the San Diego Museum of Art on March 30.

Nicola Sharratt will give a talk on "Representing and Misrepresenting Social Order: Ritual Space and the Collapse of the Tiwanaku State" at the annual meeting for the Society for American Archaeology in Honolulu on April 3. 

Deborah L. Krohn will talk on "Reading the Italian Renaissance Menu" at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in San Diego on April 5.

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Student Activities
Billy DeGregorio (PhD candidate) will give a paper entitled "Spreading the Word: Poetry, Fans, and Textuality in Eighteenth-Century England" on April 4 at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in Cleveland.

Katrina London (MA '12) will give a paper on "From Prestige to Parody: Images of Animality in the Ancien Régime" on April 6 at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in Cleveland.

Mei Rado (PhD candidate) will represent the BGC at the annual IFA-Frick Symposium on the History of Art on April 19-20 with a talk entitled "The Poetics of Interior Drapery in Eighteenth-Century France: Space, Sociability, and Body."

Keep up-to-date on the myriad activities of faculty, students, and staff with the blog of Elena Pinto Simon, Dean of Academic Administration and Student Affairs—"Learning from Things: Behind the Scenes at the BGC."

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Alumni Spotlights
Jessica Lanier
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Allison Stielau
Read more.

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