On February 24, Bard Graduate Center students and alumni were among a large crowd who joined Michelle Tolini Finamore (PhD, 2010), curator of fashion arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, at the National Arts Club on Gramercy Park, Manhattan, for a lecture/tour about one hundred years of American cocktail history. Her talk, entitled “Cocktail Culture and Couture,” traced the history of the American cocktail, as seen in fashion, bar accessories and popular imagery, and covered its evolution from the Jazz Age through the present day.

Maude Bass-Krueger (PhD, 2016) is the curator, with Sophie Kurkdjian, of Mode et Femmes, 14/18, on view at the Bibliothèque Forney, Paris, through June 17, 2017. The exhibition was featured in the New York Times on March 7. Maude is an historian with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, the largest governmental research organization in France.