New York Crystal Palace 1853 at Bard Graduate Center (BGC) Gallery in Manhattan attempts to return visitors to the 15-month period of its existence. The compact exhibition was curated by BGC Professor and Head of New Media Research David Jaffee, who died on January 20, in collaboration with BGC students. It reunites objects presented beneath the palace dome (or similar to those that were on view), souvenirs adorned with images of the architecture, lithographs of the fair’s displays, and even a small ticket. An accompanying digital publication offers additional research and materials, building on Jaffee’s 2015 focus project Visualizing 19th-Century New York. The Crystal Palace show was also developed as a focus project, a collaborative initiative at BGC that involves research, teaching, and an exhibition.” — Allison Meier, Staff Writer for Hyperallergic.