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.

Digital Publication

Visualizing 19th-Century New York
By David Jaffee with BGC Students

Nineteenth-century New York City was a visual experience, a spectable for residents and visitors alike. Visions of Broadway dominated the burgeoning number of visual images of New York that poured out of the commercial publishing firms and entered American homes during the nineteenth century.

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We travel to you!

Outreach Suitcase Program

BGC Gallery educators are available and excited to visit your classroom, library, or community center this winter to share the fascinating world of design and the decorative arts through a hands-on study of objects, and an artmaking experience. Topics are adjusted to suit K- 12 and adult audiences, and compliment New York State Common Core Standards.

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Waterweavers in Madrid

Waterweavers: The River in Contemporary Colombian Visual and Material Culture, (Tejedores de agua: El río en la cultura visual y material contemporánea de Colombia), will be on view at the Centro Conde Duque from February 25 to April 12, 2015.  It will be shown in conjunction with the ARCO art fair for which Colombia is the featured country.

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The 19th Annual Iris Foundation Awards Luncheon

April 22, 2015

The Iris Foundation Awards were created in 1997 to recognize scholars, patrons, and professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the study and appreciation of the decorative arts and thereby help to sustain the cultural heritage of our world. Luncheon proceeds will benefit the Bard Graduate Center Scholarship Fund.

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BGC in the News

William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain
edited by Susan Weber

Winner of the 2015 Alfred H. Barr Jr., Award given by the College Art Association.

Travel and Research Grants Awarded to BGC Students

Lisa Adang, Emily Banas, Cabelle Ahn, Kristen Purtich, Ariel Rosenblum, Linden Hill, and Beatrice Thorton received grants to allow them to travel and complete primary research on topics for their final Qualifying Papers.

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