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Programs Update

All public programs canceled through June 30. For questions contact: public.programs@bgc.bard.edu

In light of the rapidly changing situation surrounding COVID-19, Bard Graduate Center is canceling all public programs through June 30. While we do not have any confirmed cases or known links to COVID-19, we have made this decision to protect the health and safety of our community and our visitors.

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Past Events
Eileen Gray: New Discoveries
A Special Event for Members
Cloé Pitiot & Nina Stritzler-Levine
June 25, 2020


CANCELED–Women + Modern Architecture in…
Led by Matthew Postal
June 10, 2020

CANCELED–BGC Late: Jazz & Conversation in the Gallery
Collaboration to Independence in the…
June 4, 2020

CANCELED–The Art of Living: Digital…
Contemporary Reflection Series
May 14, 2020
CANCELED–BGC Late: Jazz & Conversation in the Gallery
Black Art and Activism in Early-20th-Century Paris
May 7, 2020

CANCELED—The Year 1000
When Globalization Began
Valerie Hansen
April 29, 2020

CANCELED—The Museum as a “School of Things”
Objects and Their Pedagogical Promise since Comenius
Ann-Sophie Lehmann
April 28, 2020
CANCELED—The Architecture of Public Memory…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Mary Marshall Clark and Amy Starecheski
April 16, 2020

CANCELED—A Story in the Making
Creating Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists
Jill Ahlberg Yohe
April 15, 2020

CANCELED—Between the Gallery and the Academy
Adventures in Art, Fashion, and Design
Chris Breward
April 14, 2020
CANCELED—Symposium—Refresh-Reset-Reformat
Giving Voice to the Past…
April 10, 2020

CANCELED—The Art of Living: Queer Histories in Architecture
Contemporary Reflection Series
April 9, 2020
CANCELED—Sense of the Past
Mario Wimmer
April 7, 2020

CANCELED—Marked in Clay: Interdisciplinary Methods…
The Iris Foundation Awards Lecture
Sanchita Balachandran
March 31, 2020

CANCELED—The Art of Living: Blackness and Spatial Matters
Contemporary Reflections Series
March 28, 2020


CANCELED—Do Baskets Speak?
Creating Afterlives of an Archaeological…
Ruth Tringham
March 24, 2020
CANCELED—Book Launch—Laura Leibman
The Art of the Jewish
March 23, 2020

CANCELED—Art+Feminism: Wiki Edit-a-Thon
Facilitated by Sherry Antoine
March 20, 2020

CANCELED—Gray’s Metal Furniture with Christopher Wilk
Spotlight on Eileen Gray’s Materials
A Gallery Tour Series
March 18, 2020
CANCELED—Fashioning Race Through Metalwork in French Sugar Casters
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Sarah R. Cohen
March 17, 2020

BGC Late: Jazz & Conversation in the Gallery
Breaking Ground: Architecture, Gender, Activism
March 5, 2020
Making a New Spain
The Material Worlds of Colonizers
Enrique Rodríguez-Alegría
March 4, 2020

Vernacular Viewing
Searchable Science and Visual Tools…
Stephanie Leitch
March 4, 2020
CANCELED—Inside Paris’s Churches: Rethinking France’s Religious Enlightenment
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Hannah Williams
March 3, 2020

The Dresden Residence-Castle
Sixteen Years of Growth of a New Museum
Dirk Syndram
March 2, 2020

Symposium—Eileen Gray
New Research and Methodologies
February 28, 2020
Reinventing the Wheel: And Then Some
The Paul and Irene Hollister Lectures on Glass
Mark Peiser
February 25, 2020

“Let’s Mechanize the Donbass”
Images of Industry from a Contested Heartland
Preston McLane
February 21, 2020
The Matter of Things: Material…
Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
Miriam Frenkel
February 19, 2020

The Sofa: Furnishing Moral Tales…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
David Pullins
February 18, 2020
The Matter of Things: Material…
Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
Miriam Frenkel
February 12, 2020

Symposium—Revealing Communities
The Archaeology of Free African…
February 7, 2020
Glass
Mediator Mundi
Marvin Bolt
February 6, 2020

The Matter of Things: Material…
Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
Miriam Frenkel
February 5, 2020
Art or Anthropology
Collecting Navajo Textiles in Boston,…
Ira Jacknis
January 30, 2020

Making History: The Art and Politics of Clay
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Michelle Erickson
January 21, 2020
CANCELLED: BGC Kids: Story Hour!
Stories on Style
December 19, 2019

Fashion, Anxiety, and Society: Subversion
Lucia Cuba, Fawn Krieger, and Otto von Busch
December 12, 2019
Holiday Viewing
French Fashion, Women, and the First World War
December 11, 2019

Studio Portraits and Tourist Images
Writing a History of the…
Amy Lonetree
December 10, 2019

Open Studio: Emotional Objects
Ellen Sampson
December 6, 2019
Seeing Through Touch, Touching with the Eyes
The Sensorial Construction of Rome…
Susanna Caviglia
December 5, 2019

BGC Late: Jazz & Conversation in the Gallery
Fashion, War, Displacement, and Immigration
December 5, 2019

Workshop—Semper Studies Now
Isabelle Kalinowski, Spyros Papapetros
December 4, 2019
Gottfried Semper
Architecture, Textile, and Memory
Isabelle Kalinowski
December 3, 2019

Free Tours: Wednesdays in November
French Fashion, Women, and…
November 27, 2019
Workshop—Heidegger for Historians
History as Conservation
November 26, 2019

Open Studio: WHY DID THE…
Emily Spivack
November 26, 2019
Jewelry and Democracy: Danish Gold…
NYC Jewelry Week
Anni Nørskov Mørch
November 22, 2019

Jewelry as a Medium of Exchange: Makers Move
Josephine Winther and Gitte Nygaard
November 22, 2019
ASK Brooklyn Museum
Jessica Murphy
November 21, 2019

BGC Kids: Story Hour!
Stories on Style
November 21, 2019
Free Tours: Wednesdays in November
French Fashion, Women, and…
November 20, 2019

MacArthur x BGC: What is Research?
An-My Lê, Terry Plank and Marina Rustow
November 19, 2019
Romanization and Islamication in Late Antiquity
Transcultural Processes on the Iberian…
Stefan Heidemann
November 18, 2019

Ten Things You Didn’t Know…
James Delbourgo
November 14, 2019

Fashion, Anxiety, and Society: Justice
Rikki Byrd, Rhea Combs, Tanisha C. Ford and Eric Darnell Pritchard
November 14, 2019
Free Tours: Wednesdays in November
French Fashion, Women, and…
November 13, 2019

The Force Fields of Things
Ian Hodder
November 13, 2019
The Next Frontier
Cities and Climate Change
Richard Sennett
November 12, 2019

Conservation as a Human Science at BGC
Soon Kai Poh
November 11, 2019
Fashion and Justice Workshop
Kimberley Jenkins, Jonathan Square and Julin Everett
November 9, 2019

Symposium—Conserving Active Matter: Philosophy—Degradation as…
Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
November 8, 2019
BGC Late: Jazz & Conversation in the Gallery
Fashion and Female Suffrage
November 7, 2019

Making in Iron and Clay
Tom Joyce, Hideo Mabuchi
November 6, 2019
Free Tours: Wednesdays in November
French Fashion, Women, and the First World War
November 6, 2019

Julius Bryant
Keeper of Word and Image…
November 6, 2019

MacArthur x BGC: What is Research?
Tom Joyce, Hideo Mabuchi, and Sheila Nirenberg
November 5, 2019
Whose Historiology?
Protocols of a Heidegger Seminar
Jan Eike Dunkhase
November 4, 2019

Public Education Course: New Perspectives…
Constructing Femininity: 1980–2000
November 4, 2019

Public Education Course: New Perspectives…
Fashion and Labor in Nineteenth Century France
October 28, 2019

Fashion, Anxiety, and Society: Labor
Marissa Nuncio, Minh-Ha T. Pham, Elizabeth Wissinger and Sara Ziff
October 24, 2019
“The Right to Live in the World”
Design or Disability
Elizabeth Guffey
October 23, 2019

The Secret Life of Art
Data Science for Art History and Art Conservation
Robert G. Erdmann
October 22, 2019

The Marchands de Modes, or…
Corinne Thépaut-Cabasset
October 21, 2019
Public Education Course: New Perspectives…
Gender and Ready-Made Clothing
October 21, 2019

Symposium—Re-Forming Modernism
Craft, Design, and Architecture at the Bauhaus
October 18, 2019
From Vogue to French Vogue
Visual Culture and National Identities…
Sophie Kurkdjian
October 17, 2019

BGC Kids: Story Hour!
Stories on Style
October 17, 2019
Keynote Lecture—The Shock of the Old
Some Reflections on the Bauhaus at 100
Paul Betts
October 17, 2019

“Children of Strawberry”: Replication and…
The Lee B. Anderson Memorial…
Matthew M. Reeve
October 16, 2019
Curator’s Spotlight Tour with Maude Bass-Krueger
French Fashion, Women and the First World War
October 16, 2019

Public Education Course: New Perspectives…
War Time Fashion
October 14, 2019

Paros and the Sanctuary of…
The Excavations and the Reconstruction…
Yannos Kourayos
October 10, 2019

BGC Late: Jazz & Conversation in the Gallery
Women Designers: Chanel, Lanvin, Boué…
October 10, 2019
Public Education Course: New Perspectives…
Fashion on Display, 1900–1937
October 7, 2019

MacArthur x BGC: What is Research?
Campbell McGrath, Elodie Ghedin, and Anni Dorsen,
October 3, 2019
Desiring Collectors
The Gayer-Anderson Twins and Their Works on Paper
Natalia Di Pietrantonio
October 2, 2019

The Rational Dress Society Presents…
Co-presented by Bard Graduate Center…
September 28, 2019

Warburg and World Ornament
An Ethnography of Spaces
Spyros Papapetros
September 26, 2019
Device and Designs on Us
Esther Leslie
September 25, 2019

Ice Cream Social
September 21, 2019
Adult Workshop: Make Your Own JUMPSUIT
Conducted by Rational Dress Society
September 21, 2019

Fashion, Anxiety, and Society: Gender
Margaret H. Darrow, Kate Strasdin, April Calahan and Cassidy Zachary
September 19, 2019

The Materiality of Infant Bodies…
Robin Fleming
September 17, 2019

“John Ashbery’s Nest”
A Poet and Collector in His Hudson Home
Karin Roffman
September 16, 2019

Showing Making
The Material Culture of Indigenous…
Hadley Jensen
September 11, 2019
“Of a Remarkably Down-Cast Countenance,…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Charmaine A. Nelson
September 10, 2019

Curator’s Spotlight Tour with Maude…
French Fashion, Women and the First World War
September 7, 2019
Artist Conversation
Installations by Bard Graduate Center Library Visiting Artists
August 7, 2019

Opening Reception for Library Artists-in-Residence
JoAnne McFarland, Rachel Selekman
July 24, 2019



Dada and Film
June 13, 2019

Jewelry Re-Coded
A Study Day Organized…
June 8, 2019



Symposium—Antiquarianism in the Islamic World
Sponsored by the Trehan Research…
May 9–10, 2019

Making The Sogdians
Process, Product, and the Exploration…
Kimon Keramidas and Julie Bellemare
May 8, 2019

Reconstructing Renaissance Clothing
Sophie Pitman
April 30, 2019

Public Education Course: Highlights in…
Computer as Tool, Computer as…
April 29, 2019
1597 Seconds
April 26, 2019

“Cisterns in Which a Man…
The Majolica International Society Lecture
Susan Weber
April 25, 2019

Beyond Avant-Garde
Surrealist and Communist Museums of…
Arseny Zhilyaev
April 23, 2019
Creating and Curating The World between Empires
Art and Identity in the
Blair Fowlkes-Childs and Michael Seymour
April 22, 2019

Public Education Course: Highlights in…
Politics and Culture in Latin American Graphic Design
April 22, 2019
Everything Sacred is Far Away
The Franz Boas Episodes
Maria Hupfield and Jason Lujan
April 18, 2019

Failed Social Relations and the…
Charlotte Townsend-Gault
April 17, 2019
Decorating Soldiers: Black Manhood, Citizenship,…
The Iris Foundation Awards Lecture
Laurie A. Wilkie
April 16, 2019


The Franklin Stove
Heat and Life in the Little Ice Age
Joyce E. Chaplin
April 15, 2019
Public Education Course: Highlights in…
American Corporations and Countercultures: Postwar Graphic Design
April 15, 2019

Thinking through Lines
How Early Greek Reliefs Connected…
Caspar Meyer
April 10, 2019

The Colored Museum
Notes on Africana Identity, Power,…
Charles F. Peterson
April 9, 2019

From Bayou Teche to Fifth Avenue
How Cane Baskets and Pepper…
Daniel H. Usner
April 4, 2019

Library Artist-in-Residence Talk
Rachel Selekman
April 3, 2019
Chasing Casanova
Venice and the Grand Tour
Kevin Salatino
April 3, 2019


Glass House Horror: Modernism’s Haunted Landscapes
The Paul and Irene Hollister Lectures on Glass
Sandy Isenstadt
April 2, 2019
Public Education Course: Highlights in…
The Wiener Werkstätte
April 1, 2019

Symposium—Conserving Active Matter: Materials Science
Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
March 28–29, 2019
Reshaping the Past
Ancient Maya Sculptures, “After” and Before
Megan E. O’Neil
March 27, 2019

Herbert Bayer’s Expanded Vision and…
Robin Schuldenfrei
March 26, 2019

Symposium—The New Typography
Graphic Design in Weimar Germany 1919–1933
March 22, 2019
Handmade
A Material Engagement Perspective
Lambros Malafouris
March 20, 2019

Thinking as Thinging
A Process Archaeology of Mind
Lambros Malafouris
March 19, 2019

Americana Redux
Materializing Multiculturalism during the United States Bicentennial
Catherine Whalen
March 18, 2019
Curator’s Spotlight Tour with Sasha Nixon
A View from the Jeweler’s…
March 16, 2019



Jewish Material Culture: Old Theories…
Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
Zeev Weiss
March 5, 2019
Curator’s Spotlight Tour with Paul Stirton
Jan Tschichold and the New…
March 2, 2019

Ancien, Nouveau et Antique
Display and Connoisseurship in a Princely Ceramics Collection
Kee Il Choi Jr.
February 28, 2019

Race Work Made Material: An…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Anna S. Agbe-Davies
February 27, 2019
Jewish Material Culture: Old Theories…
Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
Zeev Weiss
February 26, 2019

A Chinese Canton
Making an Album of Things
Yeewan Koon
February 20, 2019
Drop-in Kids’ Workshop with U’mista Cultural Centre
Joins us for a crafter-noon!
February 20, 2019

Charles Perrault Before the Fairy Tales
Seventeenth-Century Authorship, Material and Textual
Oded Rabinovitch
February 20, 2019

Jewish Material Culture: Old Theories…
Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
Zeev Weiss
February 19, 2019
Curator’s Spotlight Tour with Aaron Glass
The Story Box: Franz Boas,…
February 16, 2019

Symposium—Field/Fair/Museum
Franz Boas, George Hunt and…
February 15, 2019

Filibuster Baby
JoAnne McFarland’s Art of Disruption
JoAnne McFarland
February 11, 2019
Design and the Feminine Self
Sandy Ng
February 7, 2019

A Digital Recreation of the…
A Contribution to the Early…
David Schwittek and Sally Webster
February 5, 2019
Economies of Destruction?
Creating Value by Destroying Valuables
David Fontijn
February 5, 2019

Symposium—Khipus: Writing Histories In and From Knots
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
February 1, 2019
“Maximum Meaning, Minimum Means”
The Life and Work of Abram Games
Naomi Games
January 30, 2019

Charles Cordier: A Hero of Polychromy
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Laure de Margerie
January 29, 2019
A Lifetime in the Art Market
A View from the “Dark Side”
Martin Levy
January 28, 2019

Woad War I
Dyes, Mordants, and Social Conflict in Renaissance Italy
Timothy McCall
January 23, 2019
Henri Vever: Art Nouveau Jeweler…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Willa Z. Silverman
January 23, 2019

Curator’s Spotlight Tour with Ittai Weinryb
Agents of Faith: Votive Objects…
January 6, 2019
Acts of Faith: Film Series
The Secret Nation
December 14, 2018

Objects of Care & Resistance…
Gallery Without Walls: Ex Voto NYC
December 7, 2018
Artists as Consumers: A Picture,…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Katie Scott
December 5, 2018


Open House for Prospective Students
Faculty Roundtable
December 2, 2018
Field Notes
How the Harvard Art Museums are Responding
Martha Tedeschi
November 27, 2018

Curator’s Spotlight Tour with Ittai Weinryb
Agents of Faith: Votive Objects…
November 25, 2018
Giotto, Gold, and the Global Trecento
Transcultural Perspectives on the Fourteenth Century
Vera-Simone Schulz
November 20, 2018

Acts of Faith: Film Series
Selected Shorts
November 16, 2018
Cell or Soul?
Riemerschmid’s Patterns as Embodied Perception
Freyja Hartzell
November 15, 2018

Dangerous Beauty
Medusa in Classical Art
Kiki Karoglou
November 14, 2018
Memorial Walls as Votive Sites:…
Gallery Without Walls: Ex Voto NYC
November 14, 2018

CANCELED—“Of a Remarkably Down-Cast Countenance,…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Charmaine A. Nelson
November 13, 2018

Symposium—Revivalism in the Age of Modernism
Design Revivals in the Twentieth Century
November 9, 2018
The Ivory Throne of the Levantines
Liat Naeh
November 8, 2018

What is a Ruin?
Alain Schnapp
November 7, 2018
Iconohistories of the American West
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Severin Fowles
November 7, 2018


Border Crossings: This and Other Worlds
Sunday Programs
November 4, 2018
Border Crossings: This and Other Worlds
Saturday Programs
November 3, 2018

Border Crossings: This and Other Worlds
Friday Programs
November 2, 2018
Symposium—Conserving Active Matter: History
Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
November 1, 2018

Afterlives
The Living Signs of the Forensic Dead Body
Zoë Crossland
October 30, 2018

Curator’s Spotlight Tour with Ittai Weinryb
Agents of Faith: Votive Objects…
October 26, 2018

Acts of Faith: Film Series
Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision
October 26, 2018
“A Complete Technique of Living”
Raymond Duncan (1874–1966)
Alexandra Palmer
October 24, 2018

Gina Suuda Tl’l Xasii ~…
Documenting Convergence, Divergence, and Co-existence…
Jisgang Nika Collison
October 23, 2018

For the Union Dead
Harvard’s Memorial Hall and the…
Ivan Gaskell
October 22, 2018

Open House for Prospective Students
Faculty Roundtable
October 21, 2018
Acts of Faith: Film Series
Lourdes
October 19, 2018

French Visual Culture and the…
Laura Weigert
October 16, 2018

Open House New York
October 13–14, 2018

Our Lady of Mount Carmel:…
Gallery Without Walls: Ex Voto NYC
October 13, 2018

Art and Devotional Practices in the Byzantine Village
The Long View
Sharon E. J. Gerstel
October 9, 2018

A Walking Tour: Sacred Spaces…
Gallery Without Walls: Ex Voto NYC
October 7, 2018
Recreating the Seventeenth-Century Garden in Holland
Blending Nature and Design
Vanessa Sellers
October 3, 2018


Art, Space, and Mobility in…
Hsueh-man Shen
October 2, 2018

Acts of Faith: Film Series
Jai Santoshi Maa
September 28, 2018

The Church of Saint-Riquier
Lost Monument as Work in Progress
Jenny H. Shaffer
September 26, 2018
Symposium—Shared Ground
Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Craft Studies
September 20–22, 2018

Early Liao-Dynasty Ritual Objects in…
François Louis
September 20, 2018
Spider Woman’s Children
Navajo Weavers Today
Lynda Teller Pete, Barbara Teller Ornelas
September 17, 2018

Curator’s Spotlight Tour with Ittai Weinryb
Agents of Faith: Votive Objects…
September 15, 2018
Ice Cream Social
September 15, 2018

Symposium—Agents of Faith
The Conference
September 14, 2018

Neither Natural Nor Artificial
Material Worlds in Assyrian Scholarship
Eduardo A. Escobar
September 11, 2018
Artist Conversation
Installations by Bard Graduate Center Library Visiting Artists
Karen Mainenti and Spencer Merolla
August 16, 2018

Opening Reception
Installations by Bard Graduate Center Library Visiting Artists
Karen Mainenti and Spencer Merolla
August 1, 2018

Weaving Paper Artist Books
Led by Esther K Smith
June 30, 2018
Wendy’s Subway Curated Poetry Reading Series
Language Weavers
Francesca Capone, Martha Tuttle, Sarah Zapata; Moderated by Jill Magi
June 28, 2018

Textile Arts Center’s Workshops at…
Tapestry Weaving
June 26, 2018

Textile Arts Center’s Workshops for…
Woven Beaded Jewelry
June 16, 2018

Wendy’s Subway Curated Poetry Reading Series
Women in Art Publishing: Collaborative Networks
Corina Reynolds (Small Editions), Karen Kelly & Barbara Schroeder (Dancing Foxes Press),Tammy Nguyen
May 31, 2018

Designer’s Salon
Intelligent Futures
Rob Giampietro and Jonathan Lee in Conversation , Moderated by Rachel Abrams
May 23, 2018
Textile Arts Center’s Workshops for…
Handmade Sumingashi Notebooks
May 19, 2018

Person Place Thing: Adi Shamir-Baron
Adi Shamir-Baron
May 17, 2018

DIY@BGC
Biocentric Interconnectedness: We All Contribute to the Web
A participatory performance with artist-in-residence Neil Goss
May 12, 2018
DIY@BGC
Some Methodologies of Making
Thomas Thwaites, Janine di Giovanni, and Nomi Stone in conversation
May 11, 2018

DIY@BGC
Resistance, Power, and Transformation
Tanya Aguiñiga and Sheila Pepe in conversation. Moderated by Elissa Auther
May 10, 2018
DIY@BGC
Creativity, Choreography, and Embodied Knowledge
Timothy Ingold and Stephen Petronio in conversation. Moderated by Dean Peter N. Miller
May 7, 2018

New Discoveries in American Majolica
The Majolica International Society Lecture
Laura Microulis
May 2, 2018
Bard Graduate Center’s History of…
Week 5: Europe 1800–1930
May 2, 2018

Crossing Boundaries
Adventures in Art, Craft, and Design History
Caroline Hannah
May 1, 2018

Sculpture in Color
Challenging the European Canon
Luke Syson
April 25, 2018
Bard Graduate Center’s History of…
Week 4: United States 1900–2000
April 25, 2018

From Corinth to Keep, or…
A Chorography of Greece…
Christopher Witmore
April 24, 2018

Textile Arts Center’s Workshops for…
Drawing with Thread
April 21, 2018

Evening for Educators
Haptic Workshop
April 18, 2018

Conserving Active Matter: Indigenous Ontologies
Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
April 18, 2018
Bard Graduate Center’s History of…
Week 3: Renaissance and the Early Modern Period
April 18, 2018

The First Emperor, the Chinese…
The Iris Foundation Awards Lecture
Jason Sun
April 17, 2018
Looking at Lionesses
Macedonian Courts and Jewelry in…
Alexis Q. Castor
April 16, 2018

The Art of the Jewish Family, Lecture 3
Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
Laura Arnold Leibman
April 12, 2018

Between Philosophy, History, Science, and Literature
Annotated Books from the Library of Otto Neurath
Friedrich Stadler
April 11, 2018
The World for a Shilling
The Panorama as Global Landscape
Tim Barringer
April 11, 2018

Bard Graduate Center’s History of…
Week 2: The Arts of…
April 11, 2018
A Viennese Library in Exile
Otto Neurath and the Heritage…
Friedrich Stadler
April 10, 2018

Folding and Wrapping the Sacred
Living with Late Medieval Relics…
Visa Immonen
April 9, 2018
Symposium—Disrupting Distance
Evolving Connections and Disconnects in…
April 6, 2018

Person Place Thing: Michael Bierut
Michael Bierut
April 5, 2018
Displaying the Antique in Georgian London
The Houses of Charles Townley…
Max Bryant
April 4, 2018

Bard Graduate Center’s History of…
Week 1: China 1300–1800
April 4, 2018
Technology, Wondrous or Fatal
Seventy Years of Giedion’s Mechanization Takes Command
Sokratis Georgiadis
April 3, 2018

Between Bukh and Sefer: Holocaust…
The Leon Levy Foundation Lectures…
Barbara Mann
March 29, 2018
Wendy’s Subway Curated Reading and Talk Series
Writers Who Publish
Anna Gurton-Wachter & MC Hyland (DoubleCross Press), Isabel Sobral Campos (Sputnik & Fizzle), and Le
March 29, 2018

The Art of the Jewish Family, Lecture 2
Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
Laura Arnold Leibman
March 28, 2018
Pressing Matter
On Museums, Material Culture Studies,…
Wayne Modest
March 27, 2018

How America Met the Jews
Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
Hasia Diner
March 22, 2018
A Short History of the…
The Paul and Irene Hollister Lectures on Glass
Tina Oldknow
March 22, 2018

Concert: Gamelan gendér wayang
Gamelan Dharma Swara
March 22, 2018
Curator’s Spotlight Tour
Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles
Urmila Mohan
March 20, 2018

Ingenious Inventions and the Secrets of Nature
The Marvels of Alexander the…
Elly Truitt
March 19, 2018
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Art+Feminism
March 17, 2018

The Limits and Possibilities of…
Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
Ellen Smith
March 15, 2018
The Art of the Jewish Family, Lecture 1
Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
Laura Arnold Leibman
March 14, 2018

Type, Paper, Glass, and Screws
Reading Surfaces and the Materialities of Communication
Jonathan Senchyne
March 12, 2018

Proximity to Power
Craft Capabilities and Material Empowerment…
Otto von Busch
March 1, 2018
Ten Meters Down
Antiquarian Geologics in Song China
Jeffrey Moser
February 28, 2018

Symposium—Bali and Beyond
Culture, Power, and Indonesian Textiles
February 26, 2018
Curator’s Spotlight Tour
The Codex and Crafts in Late Antiquity
Georgios Boudalis
February 24, 2018

Curator’s Spotlight Tour
Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles
Urmila Mohan
February 24, 2018
Symposium—Early Codices
Production, Destruction, and Modern Conservation
February 23, 2018

Exoticizing in the Enlightenment
A Global History of Switzerland in Objects
Noémie Etienne
February 19, 2018
Designing Legacy
Marie-Antoinette and Josephine as Garden Patrons
Susan Taylor-Leduc
February 7, 2018

Savonnerie Carpets: Stages of Power
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Wolf Burchard
February 6, 2018
After the Fall
The Treatment of Tullio Lombardo’s Adam
Carolyn Riccardelli
February 1, 2018

“Too Poor to Paint, Too…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Dana E. Byrd
January 30, 2018
Reverse Engineering the Past to…
Jennifer L. Mass
January 29, 2018

Active Objects
Rethinking Mobility, Geography, and the Museum
Elizabeth Rodini
January 24, 2018
Distance and Redistancing as Tools…
Mark Salber Phillips
January 22, 2018

What is Distance?
Festival
Fred Wilson, Catherine Galasso, Research Service
January 19–20, 2018
Seneca Village
The Making and Unmaking of…
Meredith B. Linn
January 18, 2018

Film as Scholarship
My Beautiful Anthropological Dissertation
Noam Osband
January 17, 2018
The Circle and the Rectangle
Indigenous Art, Canadian Residential Schools,…
Ruth Phillips
January 17, 2018

Concert: The Early Music Revival…
Exhibition Closing Celebration
Abendmusik – Violin and Viola da gamba String Band
January 6, 2018
Screen India
India: Matri Bhumi
Guest curated by Rochona Majumdar
January 5, 2018

Carnegie, Capital, and the Kaiser
An Intellectual History of Financing Scholarship
Emily J. Levine
December 6, 2017

Open House for Prospective Students
Alumni Conversation
December 4, 2017

Screen India
Bhowani Junction
Guest curated by Rochona Majumdar, introduced by Debashree Mukherjee
December 1, 2017

“Are we getting closer? Are we there yet?”
Mapping the Spaces of Poetic Inquiry
Jeanette Lynes
November 29, 2017
Symposium—Conserving Active Matter: A Cultures…
Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
November 27–28, 2017

Screen India
The River
Guest curated by Rochona Majumdar
November 17, 2017
Object Talks
November 16, 2017

Quantifying Kissinger
Computational Analysis and Data Visualization in Historical Interpretation
Micki Kaufman
November 15, 2017
Russia’s Revolutionary Art School
The Moscow Vkhutemas
Christina Lodder
November 15, 2017

Rediscovering Édouard Lièvre (1828–1886): A…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Olivier Hurstel
November 14, 2017
Archaeological Science in Museum Collections
Re-examining Ethnological Materials and Ethnographic Accounts
Claire Heckel
November 13, 2017

Lahore on My Mind
Empire, Post-Empire, Neo-Empire
November 11, 2017
Lahore on My Mind
Outside Kipling’s Wonder House, or…
November 11, 2017

Lahore on My Mind
Performance by Alok Vaid-Menon
November 11, 2017
Lahore on My Mind
Openings
November 10, 2017

Ship Shape
Incense Boats across the Early Modern Globe
Jeffrey L. Collins
November 9, 2017
Lahore on My Mind
Meena Alexander: Poetry Reading
November 9, 2017

Greek Parthenon Marbles? Elgin Marbles?…
Mark Stephens, CBE
November 8, 2017
Prudently Abandoning Wonder
On Changing the Governing Concept…
Mark A. Meadow
November 8, 2017

The University Art Museum as…
Lisa Corrin
November 7, 2017

Found in Translation: Design in…
Gallery Director’s Forum
November 6, 2017

Screen India
A Passage to India
Guest curated by Rochona Majumdar
November 3, 2017
Over Land and Sea
The Journey of a Chief’s…
Samantha Alderson, Peter M. Whiteley
November 2, 2017

Object Talks
Special edition: The Sounds of India
November 2, 2017
Designer’s Spotlight Tour
Drawing Conclusions: Designing the John Lockwood Kipling Exhibition
Jeremy Johnston
November 2, 2017

Canadian Inuit Art
Variation Over Space and Time
Nelson Graburn
November 1, 2017
Heritage, Secrecy, and Failure
The Atomic Project Huemul
Trinidad Rico
October 31, 2017

The Private Life of Elizabeth I
Tracy Borman
October 30, 2017

Material Culture and Rabbinic Isolation
A Cultural Ecology Perspective
Azzan Yadin-Israel
October 25, 2017
Jacques Doucet
Couturier of the Belle Époque Stage
Alexandra Jaffré
October 24, 2017

Beyond the Temple, Lecture 3
The Leon Levy Foundation Lectures…
Andrea M. Berlin
October 24, 2017
The Material Culture of Trade and Diplomacy
Corinne Thépaut-Cabasset
October 23, 2017

Evolving Traditions: Architecture, Design, and…
Dipti Khera, Abigail McGowan
October 23, 2017

Study Day
Kipling and de Forest: East…
October 20, 2017
Hopi Pottery Tales
Historic Museum Collections and Pueblo Pottery Futures
Lea S. McChesney
October 19, 2017

Object Talks
October 19, 2017
Curator’s Spotlight Tour
Susan Weber
October 19, 2017

Class Divides
Reading, Writing, and Jewish Daily Life through Graffiti
Karen B. Stern
October 18, 2017
When Muslims Die in China
Nancy S. Steinhardt
October 18, 2017

Beyond the Temple, Lecture 2
The Leon Levy Foundation Lectures…
Andrea M. Berlin
October 17, 2017

Screen India
Ghare Baire (Home and the World)
Guest curated by Rochona Majumdar
October 13, 2017
On the Emergence of Jewish…
Alex P. Jassen
October 11, 2017

The Sovereign Artist
Charles Le Brun and the…
Wolf Burchard
October 10, 2017
Beyond the Temple, Lecture 1
The Leon Levy Foundation Lectures…
Andrea M. Berlin
October 10, 2017

Cabinetmakers of German Origin in Eighteenth-Century Paris
A Chapter in European History…
E. Ulrich Leben
October 9, 2017
Object Talks
October 5, 2017

Bard Graduate Center’s History of…
Glass, Paper & Print, Textiles, Silver, Ceramics!
October 5, 2017
On Not Becoming an Artifact
Corrine Hunt • G’lateeg’lee
October 4, 2017

Inessential Colors: A History of…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Basile Baudez
October 3, 2017
Agents of Faith
Thinking About an Exhibition
Ittai Weinryb
October 2, 2017

Making the Spanish Style
Fashion and Artisans at the…
Amanda Wunder
September 27, 2017
The Making of Americans
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Paul Chaat Smith
September 26, 2017

Threads of Origin: Historic Textiles…
Antonia Behan
September 23, 2017
Object Talks
September 21, 2017

Fresco, Architecture, and the Lithic…
Fabio Barry
September 20, 2017
Satan at the Deluge and…
The Story of Noah in…
Nina Rowe
September 19, 2017

Making Andean Houses
Materials, Affordances, and Possibilities in Vernacular Architecture
Jerry D. Moore
September 18, 2017
Curator’s Spotlight Tour
Earl Martin
September 17, 2017

Curator’s Spotlight Tour
Julius Bryant
September 16, 2017
Symposium—John Lockwood Kipling
The Legacy
September 15, 2017

Artistic Skills and the Hierarchy…
A Chinese Theme through Muslim and European Eyes
Joan-Pau Rubiés
September 14, 2017
The Distributed Text
Toward a Critical Digital Edition…
Aaron Glass
September 13, 2017

Revisits and Thick Description
Understanding the Legacy of Socialist…
Carol Yinghua Lu
August 28, 2017
Come to your Senses!
Sensiotics and Understandings of Persons,…
Henry John Drewal
August 23, 2017

Walking Tour
Controlling Downtown: WASP Elites…
July 25, 2017
Walking Tour
Controlling Downtown: WASP Elites…
July 22, 2017

Object Talks
July 20, 2017

Naviguer à vue
Exhibition Opening
July 13, 2017
Monthly Poetry Series
Wendy’s Subway Reading Room Event
July 12, 2017

Object Talks
July 6, 2017

Walking Tour
Controlling Downtown: WASP Elites…
June 27, 2017

Walking Tour
Seneca Village and the Making…
June 20, 2017
Object Talks
June 15, 2017

Monthly Poetry Series
Wendy’s Subway Reading Room Event
June 14, 2017

Book Launch—History and Its Objects
Antiquarianism and Material Culture since 1500
June 6, 2017
Walking Tour
Seneca Village and the Making…
June 3, 2017



Second Sundays @ Bard Graduate Center
Writing the City
May 14, 2017


Monthly Poetry Series
Wendy’s Subway Reading Series
Chris Nealon, Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal, Ada Smailbegović, Jackie Wang
May 10, 2017
Non-Human Aesthetics
A Trans-Species Perspective
Frédéric Joulian
May 9, 2017

Journey into a French Material…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Frédéric Joulian
May 8, 2017

From Maiolica to Majolica: The…
The Majolica International Society Lecture
Julius Bryant
May 3, 2017

Enlightened Princesses
Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the…
Joanna Marschner
April 27, 2017

Wendy’s Subway Reading Series Event
Julian Talamantez Brolaski, Layli Long Soldier, Wendy Xu
April 26, 2017

From Design Studio to Marketplace:…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Lesley Miller
April 25, 2017
Mapping Mat ~ Con
Philipp Schorch
April 20, 2017

Behind the Seams
Women, Fashion, and Work in Nineteenth-Century France
Susan Hiner
April 19, 2017
Glenn Adamson: NYC Making Now
Glenn Adamson Debera Johnson
April 19, 2017

Making Faces
New York Type Ephemera and…
Stephanie Sadre-Orafai
April 13, 2017

Blue Chip Artists, Glassy Thinkers,…
The Paul and Irene Hollister…
Susie J. Silbert
April 13, 2017

Focus Festival
Ritual and Capital
April 8–9, 2017

Texts and Textiles
The Iris Foundation Awards Lecture
Marie-Louise Nosch
April 4, 2017

Earwitness Thomas Kuhn
The Interview in Historical Research
Anke te Heesen
March 29, 2017
Hanbok in Modern and Postmodern Times
Fashion, Counter-Fashion, and Anti-Fashion
Minjee Kim
March 28, 2017

Getting Art and Science Together…
An Exhibition History
Anke te Heesen
March 28, 2017
Teaching Game Design for Museums
Matt Parker, Barry Joseph, Marco Castro Cosio
March 27, 2017

Symposium—New York on Display
1853 New York Crystal Palace
March 24, 2017
Where Books and Fabrics Merge
The Endbands of the Eastern Mediterranean Bookbindings
Georgios Boudalis
March 23, 2017

Thinking About Cultural Heritage Now
The Work of the Penn Cultural Heritage Center
Brian I. Daniels
March 21, 2017
Alumni Spotlight Lecture—Keep the Research on Your Right
Teaching, Writing, and Curating as Tributaries
Ezra Shales
March 21, 2017


The Archaeology and History of Colonial Peru
The Case of Magdalena de Cao Viejo
Jeffrey Quilter
February 23, 2017
Keys to the H Blocks
The Materiality of Conflict and…
Louise Purbrick
February 22, 2017

In Enemy Hands
Captive Bodies in Ancient Mesoamerican Art
Caitlin Earley
February 21, 2017
From the Antipodes to the Met
Transformative Processes in Yolngu Art
Howard Morphy
February 21, 2017

Jock Peters and the Varieties of Modernism
Christopher Long
February 16, 2017
Yar Pirate Ipsum
Yar Pirate Ipsum
February 16, 2017

From the Wunderkammer to The…
Mark Dion
February 8, 2017

Insect Artifice
The Making of Joris Hoefnagel’s Four Elements
Marisa Bass
January 31, 2017

And One King to Rule Them All?
Investigating Religious and Political Landscapes…
Uthara Suvrathan
January 30, 2017
My Late Friend Mr. Robert Adam
Frances Sands
January 26, 2017

An Evening With Mark Dion
Mark Dion
January 25, 2017
The Conservator’s Cupboard
Mark Dion
January 25–26, 2017

Book Launch — In Space We Read Time
On the History of Civilization and Geopolitics
January 24, 2017

Kids Workshop
Model Builders
January 21, 2017
“The Great Kosmos of All Armenia”
On the Sarcophagus of Isaac
Benjamin Anderson
January 18, 2017

Foreign Phobia & the American…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Jack Tchen
December 13, 2016

Kids Workshop
Mask Makers!
December 10, 2016

Diamonds, Sugar, and Art
Flemish Merchants in the Early Modern World
Christina Anderson
December 7, 2016
Charles and Ray Eames
The Hollywood Connections
Pat Kirkham
December 7, 2016

Staging Evidence
Revisiting Loss
Pearson | Shanks
December 5–9, 2016
Staging Evidence
Encountering Locale
Pearson | Shanks
December 5–9, 2016

Staging Evidence
Working With What Remains
Pearson | Shanks
December 5–9, 2016
Staging Evidence
Scene of a Crime: Mobilizing Evidence
Pearson | Shanks
December 5–9, 2016

Staging Evidence
Classical Antiquity
Pearson | Shanks
December 5–9, 2016
Staging Evidence
Pearson | Shanks at Bard Graduate Center
Pearson | Shanks
December 5–9, 2016

Textiles in the Historic Interior
A Look at Curatorial, Conservation, and Interpretive Issues
Deborah Lee Trupin
November 30, 2016
Walking with Whitman
Mobile Learning in Brooklyn Heights
Jesse Merandy
November 29, 2016

Publication as Means of Distribution…
Ulrich Leben
November 29 – December 8, 2016
The Rediscovery of Antiquity by Percier
Ulrich Leben
November 29 – December 8, 2016

Charles Percier and the Invention…
Ulrich Leben
November 29, 2016 – December 8, 2014
The Education of Percier
Ulrich Leben
November 29 – December 8, 2016

Style and Politics in Central…
Paul Stirton
November 28, 2016
Curator’s Spotlight
Jean-Philippe Garric
November 20, 2016

Symposium—Percier
Antiquity and Empire
November 18, 2016
Charles Percier: Architecture and Design…
Jean-Philippe Garric
November 17, 2016

The Cosmos of the Urban Craftsman
Andrew Morrall
November 15, 2016
Between Construction and Invention: Theories…
The Françoise and Georges Selz…
Jean-François Bédard
November 15, 2016

Beyond the Renaissance Palace
The Material World of Sixteenth-Century Artisans and Shopkeepers
Paula Hohti
November 10, 2016

Out of Whole Cloth
Exploring Balinese Textiles in the Mead-Bateson Collection
Urmila Mohan
November 9, 2016
A Parisian Residence of the…
The Françoise and Georges Selz…
Ulrich Leben
November 9, 2016

Redefining Color at Hôtel Beauharnais
The Restoration of the Furniture…
Ulrich Leben
November 3, 2016

Issues of Conservation and Display…
Jessica Walthew
November 2, 2016
The Protection of Cultural Heritage in Italy
A Short History and Some Current Issues
Salvatore Settis
November 2, 2016

Cultures of Conservation “Keyword” Panel
Digging into Central Park’s Layered Past
November 1, 2016
Mind in the Making
Reflection and the Artisanal in the Material World
Maggie Jackson
October 27, 2016

The Modern Interior
A View from Bard Graduate Center
October 27, 2016
Whitney Stories
Humanizing the Museum through Digital Storytelling
Elyse Mallouk
October 26, 2016

Fashion and Art in Les…
Michele Majer
October 25, 2016

Netherlands Institute for Conservation Art and Science
An Integrated Approach Towards Understanding…
Robert van Langh
October 19, 2016
Real and Metaphoric Spaces
Perspectives and Positions in the…
Viola König
October 19, 2016

Symposium—Art and Ideology in the Twelfth-Century Western Mediterranean
Sponsored by the Trehan Research…
October 14, 2016

Luxury Object Artisans in the Ancient Andes
Coca and Metal Producers in…
Alicia Boswell
October 5, 2016

Jamestown and Beyond
Using Digital Technologies to Visualize…
Lisa E. Fischer
September 28, 2016

Gender, Sexuality, and Modern Design
Alice T. Friedman
September 22, 2016
Models and Music
Sketch Night
September 21, 2016

Multiple Authors
Ceramics, Celebrity, and Shaping Notions…
Malcolm Baker
September 15, 2016
Toward an American Indian Abstract
The Art and Politics of Mary Sully
Philip Deloria
September 14, 2016

Irma Boom
Bookmaker
Irma Boom
September 12, 2016
Architecture as Identity in Finland
Peter MacKeith
September 6, 2016

Weaving Modernism
Postwar Tapestry between Paris and New York
Kay Wells
August 24, 2016
Models and Music
Sketch Night
August 17, 2016

Models and Music: Sketch Night
Joan Chiverton
August 3, 2016
Summer Camp—Toys & Games
ConstructionKids
July 25, 2016

Models and Music
Sketch Night
July 20, 2016

Models and Music: Sketch Night
Joan Chiverton
July 6, 2016
Cool Finnish
A Jazz Concert
June 26, 2016

Aboriginal Art from Australia
Jewelry Workshop
June 25, 2016

Couples in Architecture
Design by Marriage
Tod Williams and Billie Tsien
June 16, 2016
Models and Music
Sketch Night
June 15, 2016

The Colors of Alvar Aalto and Artek
Influences and Evolution
Harald Arnkil
June 9, 2016
Curator’s Spotlight
Frontier Shores: Collection, Entanglement, and…
Shawn Rowlands
June 7, 2016

Kids Workshop
Journal Makers!
June 4, 2016

Couples in Architecture
Design by Marriage
June 2, 2016
Models and Music: Sketch Night
Joan Chiverton
June 1, 2016

Trobriand Cricket
An Ingenious Response to Colonialism
Jerry Leach
May 25, 2016

Models and Music
Sketch Night
May 18, 2016

Walking Tour
MidCentury Modern On the East Side
Matthew A. Postal
May 14, 2016
Close Encounters with the Pacific…
May 13, 2016 – January 24, 2017

International Style
The UN and Turtle Bay
Matthew A. Postal
May 7, 2016

Symposium—American Material and Visual Culture…
Sponsored by The Mr. and…
May 6, 2016
Rococo for the Spanish Court
The Interiors of Mattia Gasparini…
Tobias Locker
May 4, 2016

Models and Music: Sketch Night
Joan Chiverton
May 4, 2016
“Bold Design and Bolder Ornaments”:…
The Majolica International Society Lecture
Miranda Goodby
May 4, 2016

Curator’s Spotlight
Artek and the Aaltos: Creating a Modern World
Nina Stritzler-Levine
May 3, 2016
Artek and the Aaltos:
Creating a Modern World
Nina Stritzler-Levine
May 3, 2016

Walking Tour
Midtown Deco to Modern
Matthew A. Postal
April 30, 2016

Wine, Women, and the Glory of Venice
Masterpieces of Renaissance Glass
Dora Thornton
April 28, 2016
Diasporas of Art and ‘The Great Forgetting’
Violence and the Visual Unconscious…
Debora L. Silverman
April 27, 2016

Symposium—Frontier Shores
Collection, Entanglement, and the Manufacture…
April 25, 2016

Spring Exhibitions Opening
Artek and the Aaltos: Frontier Shores
April 21, 2016 – January 24, 2017

Mistake or Transgression? A History of Scandalous Clothing
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Denis Bruna
April 19, 2016
Saturday Sessions—Designing Dining
Session III: Framing Food: Plates and Pictures
April 16, 2016 – January 24, 2017

Saturday Sessions—Instruments Inside Out
Session III: In Time: Collaborative Sound
April 16, 2016 – January 24, 2017
Bringing Back The Sheaves
Agrarian Life and Material Culture…
Brent D. Shaw
April 13, 2016

Dangerous Relic
“The Bloody Shirt”; A Material…
Matthew Dennis
April 12, 2016
Saturday Sessions—Instruments Inside Out
Session II: Strung Out: Violin Making
April 9, 2016

Saturday Sessions—Designing Dining
Session II: Stir It Up
April 9, 2016
Scotch Myths
The Furniture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh Re-appraised
David Jones
April 7, 2016

20th Annual Iris Foundation Awards Luncheon
April 6, 2016 – January 24, 2017
Global Things: Trade and Material…
The Iris Foundation Awards Lecture
Giorgio Riello
April 5, 2016

Saturday Sessions—Instruments Inside Out
Session I: Woodshopping Woodwinds
April 2, 2016
Saturday Sessions—Designing Dining
Session I: Stylish Settings
April 2, 2016

Saturday Sessions—Instruments Inside Out
Session I: Woodshopping Woodwinds
April 2, 2016
“The best Rubarbe is that…
Rhubarb and the Imagination of…
Anne T. Gerritsen
March 29, 2016

Collecting European and Asian Art…
Michael North
March 23, 2016

The Meaning of Glass: What…
The Paul and Irene Hollister Lectures on Glass
Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk
March 22, 2016
Climate and Commodities
Material Exchanges between West Africa and Europe, 1000–1300
Sarah M. Guérin
March 21, 2016

Conservation Conversation—A Multiplicity of Voices
The Structure of Preservation at…
Gabrielle A. Berlinger, David Favaloro
March 15, 2016

The Museum’s Role in Sustaining…
Vera A. Solovyeva
March 14, 2016
Saturday Sessions—Object Lab
Session III
Matthew Burcaw
March 12, 2016

Saturday Sessions—Transforming Jewelry
Session II: Purpose and Pattern
March 5, 2016
Paper is Part of the Picture
Margaret Holben Ellis
March 2, 2016

Saturday Sessions—Object Lab
Session I
February 27, 2016
Saturday Sessions—Transforming Jewelry
Session I: Metals in Motion
February 27, 2016

The Art, Praxis, and Power of Oral History
Mary Marshall Clark, Amy Starecheski
February 24, 2016
Wolf King of Glorious Memory
Culture and Ideology in Twelfth-Century…
Abigail Krasner Balbale
February 23, 2016

Cultures of Conservation “Keyword” Panel
Minimalist, Post-Minimalist, and Conceptual Art
Francesca Esmay, Sherri Irvin, Jeffrey Weiss, Glenn Wharton, Ivan Gaskell
February 23, 2016
Drinking Horns
Nature and Myth
Susanne Ebbinghaus
February 22, 2016

A Dictator’s Evil Decor
Reflections on Writing Hitler at Home
Despina Stratigakos
February 17, 2016
Making Space: Museums and Craft…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Namita Gupta Wiggers
February 2, 2016

The Tradition of Marble
How it is Quarried and…
Charlie Kaplan
January 29, 2016
A Short History of Thinking…
Peter N. Miller
January 26, 2016

Sun King to Moon King:…
The Françoise and Georges Selz…
Robert Wellington
January 26, 2016
Nam June Paik and Fluxus:
International Artist, Experience, and Insight
Inhee Iris Moon, Miwako Tezuka
December 10, 2015

An Ancient Wedding Dress in…
Svetlana Petrova
December 9, 2015
“And his raiment began shining,…
Investments in the Transfiguration
David Ganz
December 9, 2015

The Analysis of Organic Colorants in Art Objects
Case Studies from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Nobuko Shibayama
December 7, 2015

Scandinavian Home Sense and Sensibilities
Judith Gura, Erica L. Warren
December 3, 2015
Models and Music:
Sketch Nights
Joan Chiverton
December 2, 2015

Between China, Iran, and Byzantium
The Türks in Inner Asia…
Sören Stark
December 2, 2015
Kids’ Workshop:
Swedish Wooden Toys
ConstructionKids
November 21, 2015

Textile Conservation at Historic Royal Palaces:
A 100-Year History
Charlotte Gamper
November 19, 2015
Literature Spotlight:
Writing Before Reading: The Narratives of Play
Leonard Marcus
November 19, 2015


Toys in Context:
Sweden, Scandinavia, and the Digital World
Colin Fanning, Barry Joseph, and Juliet Kinchin
November 12, 2015

Going Universal
Nancy Proctor
November 11, 2015

Parasols and Pagodas
Lacquer Furniture and East West…
Tian Chun
November 10, 2015

Concert:
Were I a Little Child:…
George Hemcher, Helena Liljeblasd, and Robert Osborne
November 8, 2015
Workshop—Fustat and the World in the Year 1000
Sponsored by the Trehan Research…
November 6, 2015

Paik on Film:
Discovering, Archiving, and Preserving Fluxus
Lori Zippay
November 5, 2015
Color Matters
Synthetic Dyes in Early Meiji Japanese Prints
Stephanie Su
November 4, 2015

Models and Music:
Sketch Nights
Joan Chiverton
November 4, 2015
Touching Skin:
Why Medieval Readers Rubbed and Kissed their Manuscripts
Kathryn M. Rudy
November 4, 2015

Literature Spotlight:
Picture Books, Toys and Other…
Karen Hewitt, Laura Ljundkvist, and Leonard Marcus
October 29, 2015
Design by the Book
Illustrating the Ritual Classics
François Louis
October 27, 2015

Cultures of Conservation ‘Keyword’ Panel:
Conserving an Alutiiq Kayak
October 27, 2015

Family Festival:
Swedish Wooden Toys
Marionetteatern, ConstructionKids, and Phyllis Chen
October 24, 2015

Messages Across Time
Inupiaq Drawings from the 1890s
Elizabeth Hutchinson
October 21, 2015

Concert:
Childish Games and Toys
Phyllis Chen, Robert Dietz
October 18, 2015
Gallery Talk:
Swedish Wooden Toys
Susan Weber
October 15 – September 15, 2015

A Digital Enlightenment: Experiments in…
The Françoise and Georges Selz…
Anne Higonnet
October 13, 2015

From Pets to Plastics:
The Material Culture of Everyday Life
Katherine C. Grier
October 12, 2015

From Analog to Digital: 1965-2015,…
Barbara London, LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus)
October 8, 2015
A Musing of Haida Manga
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
October 7, 2015

Models and Music:
Sketch Nights
Joan Chiverton
October 7, 2015

Case Study: Sir Thomas Hanmer’s…
The New York Silver Society Lecture
Susan Hunter
October 6, 2015
The Glass Sliver:
Transparency and Dystopia in German Design
Freyja Hartzell
October 5, 2015

Thinking with a Photograph: Alexander…
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J.…
Marni A. Sandweiss
September 29, 2015
From Material to Digital:
New Directions in Material Culture and Museum Studies
Haidy Geismar
September 24, 2015

Symposium—Revisions
Object—Event—Performance since the 1960s
September 21, 2015

Symposium—Toys and Childhood
Playing with Design
September 18, 2015
Fall Exhibitions Opening
Swedish Wooden Toys, Revisions—Zen for Film
September 17, 2015

Angelica’s Book
Material Culture and the Power of Reading
Brendan Dooley
September 14, 2015

Sketch Night
Joan Chiverton
June 24, 2015
The Interface Experience:
Forty Years of Personal Computing
Kimon Keramidas
June 23, 2015

Stuffed and Stiffened:
Multilayered Garments, X-Rays, Revealed Secrets
Jenny Tiramani
June 11, 2015
Reading on Screens:
Exploring Interface Design
Dan Michaelson and Alexander Provan
June 9, 2015

Family Day—Beyond the Seams:
Fashioning Wearable Art
June 6, 2015
Striking Poses:
Bodies and Objects in 18th-century French Interiors
Mimi Hellman
June 4, 2015

Midtown:
Garments and Glamour
May 30, 2015
Fabricating a Dream:
The Dandy’s Silhouette
May 21, 2015

Sketch Night
Joan Chiverton
May 20, 2015

The Art of Corsetry and Binding
Camilla Huey
May 7, 2015

(Post)musings from the Edge
Being an Indigenous Curator in Pacific Paradise
Paul Tapsell
May 6, 2015

Sounds and Silhouettes
Nouveau Classical Project
May 3, 2015
Between You and Me:
Interfaces as a Door into Another Dimension
Paola Antonelli
April 30, 2015

Global, Comparative, International, Transnational, and Connected Histories:
Is the Methodological Tail Wagging…
Peter Baldwin
April 29, 2015
Straddling Worlds
Working Across Art and Craft,…
Elissa Auther
April 28, 2015

The Ladies’ Mile
Matthew Postal
April 25, 2015

Sketch Night
April 22, 2015

The Return of Curiosity: What…
Iris Foundation Awards Lecture
Nicholas Thomas
April 21, 2015

Creating the Ideal:
Dressing and Installing Costume Exhibitions
Tae Smith
April 16, 2015
The Art of Encryption
Music-Image-Text in Michael Maier’s Alchemical…
Donna Bilak
April 15, 2015

Elephant in the Room? Majolica…
The Majolica International Society Lecture
Martina Droth
April 14, 2015
The Birth of Italics
Randall McLeod
April 8, 2015

Is a Crocodile a Work of Art?
Seeing Objects in the Early…
Paula Findlen
April 8, 2015
Symposium—
Digital Interpretation: Screens and Devices as Didactic Media
April 7, 2015

From Industry to Art
Collecting and Exhibiting Textiles at…
Dilys Blum
April 1, 2015

Conservation Conversation:
“Conservation and the Future”
Salvador Muñoz Viñas, Paul Eggert
March 31, 2015
Symposium—Fashioning the Body
An Intimate History of the Silhouette
March 27, 2015

Hiding in Plain Sight:
The 20th-Century Apartment House in New York
Andrew S. Dolkart
March 25, 2015

Architecture, Art, and Liturgical Space in Postwar America
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Gretchen Townsend Buggeln
March 17, 2015
Two Royal Kitchens:
Discovery, Conservation, Interpretation
Lee Prosser
March 16, 2015

“The Magnificent Seven”
The Great Fāṭimid Rock Crystal Ewers
Jeremy Johns
March 5, 2015
Conservation Conversation
“Knowledge in the Making: Reconstructing…
March 3, 2015 – February 21, 2017

The Making of the Early…
Georgios Boudalis
March 2, 2015
Conservation Conversation:
“Conserving Indigenous Objects and Cultures”
Miriam Clavir, Jim Enote
February 25, 2015

Vernis Martin: French Lacquer of the 18th Century
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Monika Kopplin
February 24, 2015
Isabella d’Este’s Painted Service by Nicola d’Urbino:
From Creation to Display.
Valerie Taylor
February 23, 2015

Relay and Delay
Triumphal Processions in the Era of the Post
Shira Brisman
February 4, 2015

The Postdigital Museum
Ross Parry
January 28, 2015
Videoconference Series:
“Technical Art History and Materials…
Erma Hermens
January 26, 2015

Trouble the Water:
Superstorm Sandy and the Preservation of Place
Christopher Mulé
January 21, 2015
Videoconference Series:
“Technical Art History and its…
Georg Josef Dietz
January 12, 2015

Videoconference Series:
Technical Art History: “Damage”
Ivan Gaskell
December 15, 2014
Sounds of the Metropolis:
Music from 19th-Century New York
December 14, 2014

Sketch Night
Joan Chiverton
December 12, 2014

Videoconference Series:
Technical Art History: “A Farewell to the Humanities?”
Arjan de Koomen
December 8, 2014

Interchanges, Workshop Dynamics and Material Matters:
The Case of Norman Palermo
Ruggero Longo
December 4, 2014

Turned on by a Touch
The Light Switch and Everyday Life
Sandy Isenstadt
December 3, 2014
Ransom in the Early Modern Mediterranean
Exchanging Muslim for Christian Captives
Daniel Hershenzon
December 1 – November 10, 2014

From Ancient to Modern, Interdisciplinary…
Paula Hohti, Eva Andersson Strand, Luise Ørsted Brandt, and Miguel Ángel Andrés-Toledo
November 19, 2014

From Analogue to Digital:
Documenting the History of Computer-generated Art and Design
Douglas Dodds
November 18, 2014
Videoconference Series:
“‘Held up to the light’:…
Marta Ajmar
November 17, 2014

Symposum—The New York Graphic Design…
A Symposium in Association with…
November 17, 2014
Sketch Night
Joan Chiverton
November 14–13, 2014

Roundtable Discussion:
“Design History: Where Are We Now?”
November 13, 2014

Historical Prints and Photographs from…
Marilyn Kushner
November 7, 2014
Fashion and Philosophy, or the…
Anne Kraatz
November 6, 2014

Image as Language:
On Being an Art Director
Ruth Ansel
November 6, 2014
The Spanish Farthingale:
Women, Fashion, and Politics…
Amanda Wunder
November 5, 2014

Technical Art History:
Art and Science, a Marriage Made in Heaven?
Erma Hermens
November 3, 2014

Panic in the Parlor:
Reporting and Reading Pictorial Newspapers…
Joshua Brown
October 30, 2014
Out of Hand at the…
Ronald T. Labaco
October 29, 2014

Signal Images:
Art and Telegraphy in Post-Revolutionary France
Richard Taws
October 28, 2014
Unbinding Conservation:
Observations on the Past, Present,…
Alexis Hagadorn
October 27, 2014

Walking Tour:
On Broadway: Past to Present
October 25, 2014

The Illustrators’ Cabinet of Wonders:
A Show and Tell
Steven Heller
October 23, 2014
Paying for the Sultan’s Pouf:…
The Françoise and Georges Selz…
Clare H. Crowston
October 21, 2014

Family Day:
Wild with Color! New York Graffiti Arts
October 18, 2014

The Olympic Design Milieu
Jilly Traganou
October 16, 2014
“Nessim on Nessim”
Barbara Nessim
October 16, 2014

What’s the Big Idea? The…
Graham Beal
October 15, 2014
Staging Aboriginality
Shawn Rowlands
October 14, 2014

Atmosphere and Art: Kulturgeschichte, Period…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Kathleen Curran
October 14, 2014
Intimate Heritage:
Recent Trends in Japanese History Museums
Jordan Sand
October 13, 2014


Dog Soldiers Don’t Need Picasso:
Recovering the Indigenous Materiality of…
Castle McLaughlin
October 8, 2014

Blending Handwork and Thought: Henry…
The New York Silver Society Lecture
Roisin Inglesby
October 7, 2014
Rarity-Booty-Furnishing:
Textiles from the Islamic World…
Barbara Karl
October 6, 2014

Material Culture as the Economic…
Pre-industrial Europe and Global Trade
Francesca Trivellato
October 1, 2014

Walking Tour:
A Walk up Broadway through Lower Manhattan
September 20, 2014
Conserving Royal Treasures:
Secrets of the Workshop
Yannick Chastang
September 8, 2014

Delineating Colombia:
Contemporary Artists Re-tracing Nature
June 26, 2014

Restoring Troubled Water:
Andrew Revkin in Conversation with…
Mary Miss, Charles Vörösmarty, Andrew Revkin
June 19, 2014

Two Rivers:
An Evening with Filmmaker Peter Hutton
June 5, 2014
Sonidos Amazónicos:
An Evening of Colombian Music and Poetry
Juan Carlos Galeano, Francisco Roldán, Olfary Gutiérrez
May 29, 2014

Design for a Better World
Paul Makovsky, Lucy Salamanca, Andreas Vaa Bermann
May 20, 2014
Symposium—Majolica
A World View
May 15–16, 2014

Workshop—History and Material Culture
World Perspectives
May 9–10, 2014

Containing Many Meanings:
Chuspas, Coca Leaf, and Andean Culture
May 6, 2014

Beads and Buttons from Briare:…
The Paul and Irene Hollister Lectures on Glass
Ines Rotermund-Reynard
April 29, 2014

Case Study in Collaboration:
Conserving Thousands of Lost Medieval Hebrew Manuscripts
Judith Olszowy-Schlanger, Michelle Chesner
April 24, 2014
Material Culture
The Concept and its Use in Historical Perspective
Nathan Schlanger
April 23, 2014

Reflections of Rulership in Wari Tapestry-woven Tunics
Susan Bergh, Nicola Sharratt
April 22, 2014
Symposium—Woven Worlds
The Social Lives of Andean Textiles
April 14, 2014

Symposium—Objects and Power
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Medieval Islamic Material Culture
April 11, 2014
Figure/Ground: Curating Waterweavers
Jorge Lizarazo, Susana Mejía, José Roca, Gregory Volk
April 11, 2014

The Painted King
Art, Activism, and Authenticity in Hawai’i
Glenn Wharton
April 9, 2014

Twelfth-Century Architecture as Incipient Globalism:…
Iris Foundation Awards Lecture
Finbarr B. Flood
April 8, 2014
Symposium—Material Reformations
Towards a Material Culture of Protestantism
April 3, 2014

Classical Spies:
American Archaeologists with the OSS…
Susan Heuck Allen
April 2, 2014
Les derniers goûts de France:…
The Françoise and Georges Selz…
Max Tillmann
April 1, 2014

Early Modern Instrument Aesthetics
Alexander Marr
March 25, 2014
Problems in Design History Research:…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Bess Williamson
March 18, 2014

From Legible Text to Magical Pattern
Arabic Inscriptions in Muslim and Christian Spain
Abigail Balbale
March 5, 2014

How To Do Things with…
The Françoise and Georges Selz…
Birgitt Borkopp-Restle
February 25, 2014
Design Futures
Service Design for Social Innovation
Lara Penin
February 19, 2014

Conserving Relics of the Classical Past
Civic Bodies and the Preservation…
William Stenhouse
February 12, 2014
“Material Matters: Early Scientific Inquiry…
February 11, 2014 – December 31, 1969

Material Matters:
Early Scientific Inquiry in Archaeology…
Francesca Bewer, Laurent Olivier
February 11, 2014

The Clark—Next
Michael Conforti
January 29, 2014

“Intimately and Unquestionably Our Own”:
A Curator’s Perspective on An American Style
January 23, 2014

Village Vanguards:
The Karasz Sisters, Djuna Barnes,and their Milieu
January 9, 2014
A Dutch Mystic in the New World
Reverend Everardus Bogardus (1607-1647) and His Callings
Willem Frijhoff (Early Modern History, Free University, Amsterdam)
January 1, 2014

Men of Labor and Leisure:
Defining Masculinity in Georgian Portraiture and Fashion
December 19, 2013

Patina:
Object Trauma and Human Narrative
Shannon Dawdy
December 11, 2013
Fowler at Fifty
Museum Collections and the Challenge of the Contemporary
Marla C. Berns
December 10, 2013

Polychromatic Pleasures
Decorating with Color in Nineteenth-Century France
December 3, 2013 – December 31, 1969

Polychromatic Pleasures:
Decorating with Color in Nineteenth-Century France
Laura Kalba
December 3, 2013

The Well of Inspiration:
Sources for William Kent’s Furniture Designs
Susan Weber
November 21, 2013
Towards Autonomous Design
The Ornament Print in the…
Femke Speelberg
November 20, 2013

The Fabric of Activism:
The Design Works of Bedford-Stuyvesant
November 14, 2013
Symposium—Exhibitions Research Teaching
The Bard Graduate Center at Twenty
November 13, 2013

The Gold of Icons
Robert Nelson
November 13, 2013
Conservation Conversations
Giorgio Riello and Sarah Scaturro
November 12, 2013

Symposium—
Exhibitions Research Teaching: The…
November 8, 2013
Collecting Frogs and Toads
Ann Fabian
November 5, 2013

Rousham:
Sitting in and Sauntering through a Pleasure Ground
October 31, 2013

Indian Wedding Cards
Publicizing the Intimate
Arundhati Virmani
October 30, 2013

Family Day:
Topiary Garden Dance!
October 12, 2013

William Kent:
Creating the Grand Tour Taste A
Julius Bryant
October 10, 2013
Flux:
On Silver and Time
Allison Stielau
October 8, 2013

Cesare’s Palace:
Handel and the Music of…
October 3, 2013

Objects of a Passion:
Exhibiting Fashion and Dress in the Museum
Amy de la Haye
October 2, 2013

Conservation Conversations
David Bomford and Carlo Ginzburg
September 10, 2013
Inventing the Modern World:
Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851–1939
July 25, 2013

Family Day:
A Journey through Burma
May 4, 2013

Gallery Talk and Wine Tasting:
Illuminating Hoentschel: A French…
May 2, 2013
Baysunghur’s Garden Party and Other…
Ravi and Seran Trehan…
David Roxburgh
April 30, 2013

Study Day:
Revelations in Conservation: The Georges…
April 26, 2013

Founding Mothers:
Architecture Criticism from Mariana Van…
Alexandra Lange
April 17, 2013

Panel Discussion:
Archaeology and Material Culture
Ian Hodder
April 11, 2013

Friedman’s Pencil and Kant’s Tattoo:
Graphic Arts, Global Utopias, and the Acheiropoetic Social
Rebecca Zorach
April 10, 2013

Opening of Confluences:
An American Expedition to Northern Burma, 1935
April 4, 2013
Opening of Salvaging the Past:
Georges Hoentschel and French Decorative…
April 4, 2013

The Gift of Criticism: Paul…
Catherine Whalen
March 19, 2013

Textile Variations
Matilda McQuaid
March 6, 2013
The Double Dream of Things:…
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Karin Roffman
February 27, 2013

Rousseau’s, and Other Relics:
Material Memories in Later Eighteenth-Century Switzerland
Béla Kapossy
February 20, 2013
The New Ashmolean
Christopher Brown
February 13, 2013

Paris—Potsdam—Paris: Gilt Bronzes ‘à la…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Tobias Locker
February 12, 2013
Mining Medieval Sources
Documents as Texts, Documents as…
Jessica Goldberg
February 6, 2013

Suspended in Thin Air:
The Future of the Circus in America
January 31, 2013

The Studio and the Salon:
Artists, Masculinity, and Sociability in…
Daniel Harkett
January 29, 2013
Family Day:
Carnival of the Elephants
January 26, 2013

Drawing on Mandelbrot:
A Conversation with Artists James…
January 24, 2013
India Ink: Imagery of the…
Imagery of the Subcontinent in Sixteenth-Century Europe
Larry Silver
January 23, 2013

The Circus In America
Susan Weber
January 17, 2013
Open House for Seniors:
January
January 14, 2013

Herman Ootics, the Clown:
History, Culture, and Clowning
January 10, 2013
Modern Magician:
Calder’s Circus and the Invention…
December 18, 2012

Practical Fractals:
Chaos Theory in Architecture and…
December 13, 2012

P. T. Barnum and Ralph Waldo Emerson:
A Confluence of Influence
December 6, 2012
The Ordeals of Substance:
Material Economies of Passion and…
Aden Kumler
December 5, 2012


In Order to Form a…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Laura Wexler
November 28, 2012
Hero and Villain: Lafayette’s Legacies
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Laura Auricchio
November 27, 2012

Circus Posters:
From Wood Type to “The…
November 18, 2012

Symposium—Playing with Modernism
Historical Perspectives on Children and Design
November 16, 2012

Glass Plates and High-diving Horses:
Photographers of the American Circus
November 8, 2012

The New Chinese Museology:
Shifting Geographies of Power, Development, and Heritage
Michael Rowlands
November 7, 2012
Silks from West and East:
A Study on the Textiles…
Zhao Feng
October 31, 2012


Family Day:
Cirkus in Wonderland!
October 20, 2012
Constructing a Global Interior
The Imagery of Collections and…
Christine Göttler
October 17, 2012

Symposium—Circus and the City
New York, 1793-2010
October 15, 2012
Eating Ice-Cream on the Streets of Naples:
Materiality and Ephemerality in the History of Food
Melissa Calaresu
October 11, 2012

Circus Amazons:
The Culture of Female Equestrianism…
Kim Marra
October 11, 2012
Ethnographic Images in the Late…
Joan-Pau Rubiés
October 10, 2012

Open House for Seniors:
October
October 1, 2012

Symposium—Beyond Representation
An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Nature of Things
September 27–29, 2012
Public Opening of The Islands of Benoît Mandelbrot:
Fractals, Chaos, and the Materiality of Thinking
September 21, 2012


Out of Place
Art and History in Oceania
Nicholas Thomas
May 9, 2012
Object Lab:
Chipstone’s 21st Century Curatorial Initiative
Jonathan Prown
April 25, 2012

Majolica and Maiolica in Victorian England
The Joan Stacke Graham Lectures
Timothy Wilson
April 24, 2012

Legislating Space and Re-placing God:
Rabbinic Spatiality after the Destruction…
David Kraemer
April 18, 2012

Hat Noir:
Gallery Talk and Performance
April 5, 2012

When Fashion Set Sail: Maritime…
The Françoise and Georges Selz…
Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell
April 3, 2012
Wrapping Gelé:
Contemporary Manifestations of West African Headwear
Victoria Rovine
March 29, 2012

Ancient Modernisms
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Jenni Sorkin
March 28, 2012
The Courtauld Wallet:
Metal, Marriage and Mongols in Medieval Mosul
Rachel Ward
March 27, 2012

Clothed in Words:
An Evening with Harriet Walter
Introduced by Helen Willams Drutt English
March 22, 2012
Textual Threads:
Crafting Ekphrasis in the Iberian Worlds (15th–17th c.)
Alessandra Russo
March 21, 2012

Staging Fashion:
A Curator’s Perspective
Michele Majer
March 18, 2012
A Fashionable Lyric:
The Phoenix Quartet in Concert
March 18, 2012

Hats in Motion:
Lecture and “Hatwalk”
Oriole Cullen
March 15, 2012
Iranian Art at the Time…
The Ravi and Seran Trehan…
Sheila Canby
March 14, 2012

Nadir Shah’s Delhi Loot and…
Sussan Babaie
March 13, 2012
Family Day:
There’s a Bird in My Hat!
March 10, 2012

Media Walls:
From Mid-Century Domesticity to Smart Home Environments
February 29, 2012

Open House for Seniors: February
February
February 27, 2012
The Making of Style:
Introducing French Decorative Arts to New York
Ulrich Leben
February 23, 2012

Conversation and Collaboration:
Strategies to Cultivate Meaningful Engagement with Cultural Audiences
February 22, 2012
Seeing Cecil Beaton:
New York Milliners, Part II
Ellen Christine, Rod Keenan, and Jennifer Ouellette
February 16, 2012

From the Inside Out! The…
Tehran Lectures in Islamic Art and Material Culture
Julia Gonnella
February 14, 2012
Study Day:
Fashion and Millinery for the Opera
Barbara Cohen-Straytner, Lesley Weston, Janet Linville, and Tom Watson
February 10–12, 2012

The Actress as Artist’s Muse:
Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, and Ellen Terry
Peter Trippi
February 9, 2012
Earth, Metal, Paper, and Silk:…
Seminar in Comparative Medieval Material…
Andrew Watsky
February 8, 2012

Symposium—Anthropology of Expeditions
Travel, Visualities, After-Lives
February 2–3, 2012
Voices of the People in…
Reinhart Meyer-Kalkus
February 1, 2012

The Order of the Third Bird
Documents and Considerations
D. Graham Burnett, Sal Randolph
January 25, 2012

Cardinal Mazarin: A Great Collector…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Isabelle de Conihout
January 24, 2012
An Iconology of the Textile…
Review of a Project at…
January 18, 2012

The Hatmaker’s Muse:
New York Milliners, Part I
Moderated by Phyllis Magidson
December 15, 2011
Khirbet al-Mafjar or Qasr Hisham?…
Tehran Lectures in Islamic Art and Material Culture
Donald Whitcomb
December 13, 2011

With Every Christmas Card I Write:
American Holiday Songs 1900–1960
December 11, 2011
The Cisneros Seminar in the…
Women Designers of the 20th…
December 6, 2011

Women Designers and Greeting Cards…
Anne Stewart O’Donnell
December 1, 2011

Francesco Mochi: Stone and Scale
Seminar in Renaissance and Early Modern Material Culture
Michael Cole
November 30, 2011

Reading in Public
Ben Katchor
November 16, 2011

Symposium—Upholsterers and Decorators in 19th Century France
Georges Hoentschel’s Predecessors
October 28, 2011
Poppea’s Fortune
Ellen Rosand
October 26, 2011

Bellangé, Ebénistes à Paris: A…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Sylvain Cordier
October 25, 2011

Family Day:
Hold onto your Hats!
October 22, 2011
A Mad Hatter’s Logic:
Stephen Jones in Conversation with…
Stephen Jones, Patricia Mears
October 20, 2011

Implements Correspondingly Peculiar: Slavery, Plantation…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Seth Rockman
October 19, 2011
Study Day:
The Conservation of Historic Hats
October 14, 2011

On the Making of Holy…
Michele Bacci
October 12, 2011
Beyond the Old Silk Road:
International Influences in Glassmaking in…
Florian Knothe
October 11, 2011

Rituals of Generosity:
An Early History of Christmas Gifts
Ellen Litwicki
October 6, 2011
Doris Duke’s Shangri La:
Architecture, Landscape, and the Islamic Arts
October 5, 2011

For the Royal Pleasure:
French Furniture made for the…
Ulrich Leben
October 4, 2011

Evening for Educators
September 22, 2011

Being English
An Exploration of Identity Through…
Chris Gosden
September 21, 2011
Official Opening of Hats:
An Anthology by Stephen Jones
September 15–25, 2011

How Jesus Celebrated Passover
Some Early Modern Readings of the Last Supper
Anthony Grafton
September 7, 2011



Designing Woman:
How Florence Knoll Created…
June 30, 2011
Modern Furniture Conservation:
Form and Material Challenges
Introduced by Earl Martin
June 23, 2011

Florence Knoll:
Textiles as Interior Architecture
Christine Gorby
June 16, 2011
New Room to Blue Room:
Music of the Knoll Years
June 5, 2011

Women & Modern Architecture in Midtown
Guided by Matthew A. Postal
June 4, 2011
Massimo and Matter:
Shaping the Knoll Identity
Moderated by Alice Twemlow
June 2, 2011

Suzanne Tick and Hazel Siegel:
Material Thinking
Moderated by Matilda McQuaid
May 25, 2011
Working Fabric:
Innovation in Design at KnollTextiles
May 19, 2011

The Cisneros Seminar in the…
Folk Art and Craft in Latin America, 1950-2000
May 18, 2011
Symposium—Ex Voto
Votive Images Across Cultures
April 28–29, 2011

The “Pleasures of Surprise” in…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Susan Taylor-Leduc
April 27, 2011
Heritage as Therapy:
The Materiality of Uplift in Post-Apartheid South Africa
April 20, 2011

The Body in the Library:
Structure and the Collection of…
David Hancock
April 13, 2011

Twine and Braid:
Origins, Materials, and Meaning of the Chilkat Robe
Evelyn Vanderhoop
April 8, 2011
The French Room in America
John Harris, OBE
April 7, 2011

The Mahogany Connection: From…
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Jennifer L. Anderson
April 6, 2011
The Sound of Color:
The Colorado Quartet and Wang Guoweiin Concert
April 3, 2011

Symposium—Objects of Exchange
Social and Material Transformation on…
April 1, 2011
Forms of Distraction:
Towards a Decorative Imagination in Eighteenth-Century France
Mimi Hellman
March 30, 2011

A Refined Eye:
Important Collections and Connoisseurship…
Moderated by François Louis
March 24, 2011

Assessing the Nature of the Silk Road Trade:
The Material Evidence
Valerie Hansen
March 23, 2011
Family Day:
Dragon Keeper with a Secret!
Caroline Borderies, Tracy Grosner
March 19–29, 2011

Eyes of the Flaneuse:
Women Photographers and New York City, 1890s-1940s
Mary Woods
March 16–26, 2011

Drawing on the Past:
The Persistence of Ornament: Cloisonné in Contemporary Jewelry
Jamie Bennett, Jeanette Caines, Jeannine Falino
March 11, 2011
Drawing on the Past:
Activating the Legacies of Native…
Moderated by Aaron Glass
March 10, 2011

Filled with Hidden Meaning:
Sacred Iconography and Buddhist…
Karl Debreczeny
March 3, 2011
The Crystalline Body: Fragments of…
Paul and Irene Hollister Lectures on Glass
Jeffrey Schnapp
March 2, 2011

Archaeology and Design History
Michael Shanks
February 23, 2011

Needling: Embroidery and Satire in…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Melissa Hyde
February 16, 2011

The Artist in the Exchange:
Charles Edenshaw, Master Haida Carver
Margaret Blackman
February 10, 2011
The Materiality of the Brain…
David Freedberg
February 9, 2011

The Warp and Weft of History:
Raphael and Le Brun…
Tristan Weddigen
February 8, 2011
Scholar Zhang Peeks at Yingying:
Pictorial Aspects of Cloisonné and…
Claudia Brown
February 3, 2011

A Curator’s View:
Chinese Enamels from the Yuan,…
Béatrice Quette
January 28, 2011

Souvenir Salvage and the Death…
Nicky Gregson
December 8, 2010
The Hand of God and…
Craft and Collaboration at Arnstein Abbey
Jeffrey F. Hamburger
December 1, 2010

From Gilding to Whitewash:
Aesthetics and Ethics of Distraction…
Finbarr Barry Flood
November 17, 2010
A Ducal Inventory in Sixteenth-Century Portugal:
From the Caribbean to China
Nuno Senos
November 10, 2010

Art’s Struggle with Judaism:
Medieval and Early Modern
David Nirenberg
November 3, 2010
Gian Vincenzo Pinelli (1535-1601) and His Library:
Book Collecting and the Republic…
Angela Nuovo
October 27, 2010

Do Objects have Ethnicities?: Race and Material Culture
The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond…
Fath Davis Ruffins
October 20, 2010
The Second Life of Heritage
James Clifford
October 13, 2010

The Cisneros Seminar in the…
Rethinking Material Culture from the…
October 12–14, 2010
The Cisneros Seminar in the…
Rethinking Material Culture from the…
October 12, 2010

The Materiality of Style:
The Case of Ivories from…
Marian Feldman
October 6, 2010
Conference—Perspectives on the Liao
September 30 – October 2, 2010

Blogging, Now and Then (in…
Robert Darnton
September 15, 2010
The Cisneros Seminar in the…
Discoveries: Perspectives on the History…
Richard Kagan
May 17, 2010

Cosmopolitan Cosmetics:
Shiseido and Early 20th Century Japanese Advertising Design
Gennifer Weisenfeld
April 21, 2010
Symposium—Secondhand Culture
Waste, Value, and Materiality
April 15–16, 2010

Pacific History from Another Point…
Susanne Kuechler
April 14, 2010

Thinking About Things:
Studying Material Culture and Reading Objects
Margaretta Lovell
April 7, 2010
Public and Private in the…
Alden R. Gordon
March 31, 2010

What Galileo Saw and How:
Glass and its Challenges for…
Sara J. Schechner
March 25, 2010
Writing the History of Polish Jews:
the Case of Emanuel Ringelblum
Samuel D. Kassow
March 17, 2010

Hydraulic Engineering, Emperorship, and Ecology…
Evidence from the Visual Arts
Heping Liu
March 10, 2010
Aby Warburg’s ‘Mnemosyne Atlas’:
The Story of an Unfinished Project
Claudia Wedepohl
February 24, 2010

Managing Transitions in One of…
Paul LeClerc
February 3, 2010

Medieval Reliquaries:
‘Minor Arts’ of Major Importance
Cynthia Hahn
January 27, 2010
Citizenship and Style:
Interwar French and German Homes
Leora Auslander
January 20, 2010

Family Day:
Discover Dutch New York!
Stephanie Stern
December 5, 2009

The Artisanal Guitar:
Craft and Community in a Neoliberal Age
Kathryn M. Dudley
December 2, 2009
Reflecting on Silver:
Manufacture, Markets, and Meaning in Early New York
Marybeth DeFilippis, Beth Carver Wees, Ubaldo Vitali and Debra Schmidt Bach
November 20, 2009

Inventory: Text and Context
Bernard L. Herman
November 19, 2009
Tipu Sultan’s Mission to Versailles:…
Meredith Martin
November 18, 2009


Melville in New York
Andrew Delbanco
November 12, 2009
Germany in the World, 1600-2000:
Thinking About a New Project
David Blackbourn
November 11, 2009

The Art of Illumination:
The Limbourg Brothers and…
Timothy Husband
November 4, 2009
Community Festival:
Navigate Early New York!
November 1, 2009

Inventory and the Poetry of Things
Peter Cole
October 29, 2009
Changing Attitudes Towards Power and Palaces:
Architecture Between Umayyad ‘Desert…
Thomas Leisten
October 28, 2009

Flatbush in the Seventeenth Century
Ruth Piwonka, David Voorhees, and Peter N. Miller
October 22, 2009

Symposium—Dutch New York Between East and West
The World of Margrieta van Varick
October 19, 2009
Trajectories of Value in Pintupi Painting
An Incomplete History of an Aboriginal Painting Movement
Fred Myers Anthropology, New York University
October 14, 2009


Walking Tour
A Visit to Nieuw Amsterdam
October 3, 2009
The English Press and the…
Juliet Fleming (English, New York University)
September 23, 2009

Open House for Seniors
September 22–2, 2009
Colloquium—Objects in Motion
The Circulation of Religion and…
May 2, 2008

Symposium—Cellini
Artist, Artisan, Author
October 28, 2000

Illuminating Hoentschel
A French Tastemaker and His World
Ulrich Leben
November 30, 1999