Join a Thursday Tour and explore the SIGHTLINES on Peace, Power & Prestige: Metal Arts in Africa exhibition with a Bard Graduate Center gallery educator. These tours are not comprehensive studies of the exhibition; rather they offer an opportunity to experience various ways of studying objects alongside BGC students and scholars. Tours last 40 minutes and focus on a curated selection of objects. You are invited to stay and explore the rest of the exhibition at your own pace after the tour ends.
Bard Graduate Center is dedicated to new research in the decorative arts, design history, and material culture. Our exhibitions reflect the scholarly pursuits of BGC curators, faculty members, alumni, and students, and they serve as the basis for collaboration with colleagues at institutions elsewhere in the city and around the world.

In this spirit of collaboration and inquiry, we encourage discussion of the exhibitions among individual visitors and those who participate in our guided tours.

Covid Policies
Bard Graduate Center (BGC) Gallery’s policies reflect our commitment to create a safe and comfortable environment for everyone who visits our buildings. Our institution is mask-friendly; we support and encourage those who wish to wear one. All visitors must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and follow the safety guidelines and policies outlined below. BGC reserves the right to ask visitors who do not follow these guidelines to leave.

Stay home if you feel sick
Please do not visit BGC Gallery if you have a fever or any COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days, or have had close contact with anyone who is confirmed to have or suspected of having COVID-19.

Vaccination required
Bard Graduate Center requires up-to-date vaccination against COVID-19 as defined by the Centers for Disease Control.

Social distancing is encouraged
We recommend keeping at least six feet from others not in your party when possible.

Follow signs and directions from BGC staff members
Follow the guidance of BGC staff, who are monitoring visitor traffic throughout the building. They are there to help keep everyone safe and comfortable. Visitors who do not follow posted instructions from our staff will be asked to leave.

Risk of exposure
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. By visiting BGC Gallery, you acknowledge and voluntarily assume all risk to any potential exposure to COVID-19.