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.


Michele Beiny-Harkins

Nicolas Cattelain

Verónica Hernández de Chico

Brandy S. Culp (MA ‘04)

Hélène David-Weill

Nancy Druckman

Philip D. English

Philip Hewat–Jaboor

Ana Horta Osório

Holly Hotchner

Fernanda Kellogg

Dr. Wolfram Koeppe

Trudy C. Kramer

Dr. Arnold L. Lehman

Martin Levy

David Mann

Jennifer Olshin (MA ‘98)

Melinda Florian Papp

Lisa Podos

Ann Pyne (MA ‘07)

Linda Roth

Sir Paul Ruddock

Gregory Soros

Luke Syson

Dr. Charlotte Vignon

Shelby White

Mitchell Wolfson, Jr.

Philip L. Yang, Jr.



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.


2019-2020 Year in Review
2018-2019 Year in Review
2017-2018 Year in Review
2016-2017 Year in Review
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