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Review: A History of the Silhouette, From Corsets to Spanx

by Roberta Smith
New York Times
July 2, 2015

"...a lively and informative if sobering exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery in Manhattan. Sobering because it confirms the long, almost unwavering connection between physical beauty and discomfort."

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Touring Exhibition

Waterweavers: The River in Contemporary Colombian Visual and Material Culture

Art Museum of the Americas
201 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
June 24–September 27, 2015

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2015-16 Research Fellows Announced

Researchers working in art history, architecture and design history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology.

BGC Publications

The Technical Image: A History of Styles in Scientific Imagery
Edited by Horst Bredekamp, Vera Dünkel, and Birgit Schneider

West 86th Volume 21 No. 02 
Edited by Paul Stirton

Ways of Making and Knowing: The Material Culture of Empirical Knowledge
Edited by Pamela H. Smith, Amy R. W. Meters, and Harold J. Cook

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New Faculty Appointments

Abigail Krasner Balbale
Islamic Art and Material Culture

Freyja Hartzell
Modern Design History