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From left: Andrew Morrall, Julia Lillie, Elena Pinto Simon, Jon Tavares, Christine Griffiths, Alyssa Greenberg, Donna Bilak. Seated are Deborah Krohn and Sarah Rogers Morris.
Jon Tavares standing in front of the poster for the Art Institute of Chicago’s new art, arms, and armor wing.

Bard Graduate Center’s Chicago Alumni Chapter held its spring event on Thursday, March 30. Sarah Rogers Morris (MA, 2013) and her husband, Corbin, hosted a lovely buffet at their home. Taking advantage of the Renaissance Society of America’s conference, which was held in Chicago that week, Professors Andrew Morrall and Deborah Krohn, along with several alums, were able to join us. The delightful evening afforded much news to be celebrated: Sarah and Corbin are expecting their second child; Alyssa Greenberg (MA, 2012) successfully defended her doctoral dissertation at the University of Illinois; and Jon Tavares (MA, 2007; PhD, 2013), who is a curator for arms and armor at the Art Institute of Chicago, and his colleagues, celebrated their amazing new wing devoted to arms, armor, and other pre-1600 European decorative arts. On Friday Jon led us on a wonderful tour of the spectacular new space.

Congratulations to the Chicago group! I look forward to seeing you all in September.

~ Elena Pinto Simon, Dean for Academic Administration, Student and Alumni Affairs