Bard Graduate Center promotes the study of decorative arts, design history, and material culture through research, advanced degrees, exhibitions, events, and publications.

Board of Trustees

Originally formed in 1996 as the Executive Planning Committee, the Board of Trustees serves as an advisory body responsible for helping Bard Graduate Center in fulfilling its mission with an overall focus on direction, strategy, and support. It assists senior administration in ensuring that programs align with our mission and that the resources needed to achieve goals and objectives are in place.


Dr. Barry Bergdoll

Edward Lee Cave

Hélène David-Weill

Philip D. English

Verónica Hernández

Philip Hewat-Jaboor

Holly Hotchner

Fernanda Kellogg

Trudy C. Kramer

Dr. Arnold L. Lehman

Martin Levy

David Mann

Jennifer Olshin

Melinda Florian Papp

Lisa Podos

Ann Pyne

Sir Paul Ruddock

Jeanne Sloane

Gregory Soros

Luke Syson

Seran Trehan

Dr. Ian Wardropper

Shelby White

Mitchell Wolfson, Jr.

Philip L. Yang, Jr.

Dr. Norton Batkin, ex-officio

Dr. Leon Botstein, ex-officio

Dr. Susan Weber, ex-officio

Year in Review

The annual Year in Review highlights the research, scholarship and accomplishments of BGC students, faculty, curators, and fellows over the past year. To request a copy, please contact support@bgc.bard.edu or download a PDF copy below.


2015-2016 Year in Review

2014-2015 Year in Review

2013-2014 Year in Review

2012-2013 Year in Review

2011-2012 Year in Review

2010-2011 Year in Review