On December 5, 2018, Linda M. Ganjian, a NY-based artist, will lead a curated conversation around an exhibition object for our First Wednesdays Conversation series. Museum admission and gallery programs will be free from 6–8 pm on the first Wednesday evening of the month (except September and January). Visitors will have access to the exhibitions, enjoy live jazz and free drinks.

Linda M. Ganjian is a NY-based artist who works in a variety of materials, from clay to cement to paper. Her main pursuit has involved making large “table-top” sculptures comprised of hundreds of miniature forms, that are a reinterpretation of Middle Eastern and American craft traditions (carpets, quilts, calligraphy). Much of her work presents memories and impressions of the urban landscape, the specific history of a site, or a more personal narrative. Her work has been exhibited in New York and abroad. Some exhibition highlights include: Art in Buildings 125 Maiden Lane, NYC (2017-2018); Islip Art Museum, NY (2016); Depo, Istanbul (2015); Auxiliary Projects (2013); Artspace, New Haven, CT (un(spoken) 2009); National Academy of Design (Invitational 2008); Socrates Sculpture Park (EAF 2007); Queens Museum (Queens International 2006); Storefront for Art and Architecture (Portable 3-person show 2006); eyewash@Boreas Gallery (Urban Designs solo show 2006); the Brooklyn Museum of Art (Open House: Working in Brooklyn 2004); and Stedelijk museum de Lakenhal in Leiden, Holland (2001).

Leading support for Public Programs at Bard Graduate Center comes from Gregory Soros and other generous donors.