Events

Mission

Our programs celebrate the profound role the humanities play in our understanding of human experience.

Gallery Tours

The Gallery offers school and group tours six days a week. Tours are free for all New York City public schools. 

Past Events
Where Books and Fabrics Merge
The Endbands of the Eastern Mediterranean Bookbindings
Georgios Boudalis
Research / Academic
March 23, 2017
Thinking About Cultural Heritage Now
The Work of the Penn Cultural Heritage Center
Brian I. Daniels
Research / Academic
March 21, 2017

Keep the Research on Your Right
Teaching, Writing, and Curating as Tributaries
Ezra Shales
Research / Academic
March 21, 2017

POSTPONED—Blue Chip Artists, Glassy Thinkers, and Boro Boys
Navigating Contemporary Glass
Susie J. Silbert
Research / Academic
March 14, 2017

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

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



Insect Artifice
The Making of Joris Hoefnagel’s Four Elements
Marisa Bass
Research / Academic
January 31, 2017
And One King to Rule Them All?
Investigating Religious and Political Landscapes…
Uthara Suvrathan
Research / Academic
January 30, 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
Karl Schlögel, Mark Mazower, Peter N. Miller
Research / Academic
January 24, 2017

Kids Workshop
Model Builders
Tours / Education
January 21, 2017

‘The Great Kosmos of All Armenia’
On the Sarcophagus of Isaac
Benjamin Anderson
Research / Academic
January 18, 2017

Foreign Phobia & the American Republic
Spinning Loss and Fear in Campaign Election Cycles
Jack Tchen
Research / Academic
December 13, 2016
Kids Workshop
Mask Makers!
Tours / Education
December 10, 2016

Diamonds, Sugar, and Art
Flemish Merchants in the Early Modern World
Christina Anderson
Research / Academic
December 7, 2016

Charles and Ray Eames
The Hollywood Connections
Pat Kirkham
Research / Academic
December 7, 2016
Staging Evidence
Revisiting Loss
Pearson | Shanks
December 5–9, 2016

Staging Evidence
Encountering Locale
Pearson | Shanks
Public Programs
December 5–9, 2016
Staging Evidence
Working With What Remains
Pearson | Shanks
Public Programs
December 5–9, 2016

Staging Evidence
Scene of a Crime: Mobilizing Evidence
Pearson | Shanks
Public Programs
December 5–9, 2016
Staging Evidence
Classical Antiquity
Pearson | Shanks
Public Programs
December 5–9, 2016

Staging Evidence
Pearson | Shanks at Bard Graduate Center
Pearson | Shanks
Public Programs
December 5–9, 2016
Textiles in the Historic Interior
A Look at Curatorial, Conservation, and Interpretive Issues
Deborah Lee Trupin
Research / Academic
November 30, 2016

Walking with Whitman
Mobile Learning in Brooklyn Heights
Jesse Merandy
Research / Academic
November 29, 2016
Publication as Means of Distribution…
Ulrich Leben
November 29 – December 8, 2016

The Rediscovery of Antiquity by Percier
Ulrich Leben
Public Programs
November 29 – December 8, 2016
Charles Percier and the Invention…
Ulrich Leben
Public Programs
November 29, 2016 – December 8, 2014

The Education of Percier
Ulrich Leben
Public Programs
November 29 – December 8, 2016

Curator’s Spotlight
Jean-Philippe Garric
Public Programs
November 20, 2016
Percier
Antiquity and Empire
Research / Academic
November 18, 2016


Between Construction and Invention
Theories of Ornament in Eighteenth-Century Architecture
Jean-François Bédard
Research / Academic
November 15, 2016

Beyond the Renaissance Palace
The Material World of Sixteenth-Century Artisans and Shopkeepers
Paula Hohti
Research / Academic
November 10, 2016
Out of Whole Cloth
Exploring Balinese Textiles in the Mead-Bateson Collection
Urmila Mohan
Research / Academic
November 9, 2016

A Parisian Residence of the…
A Singular Manifestation of Early…
Ulrich Leben
Research / Academic
November 9, 2016

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

The Protection of Cultural Heritage in Italy
A Short History and Some Current Issues
Salvatore Settis
Research / Academic
November 2, 2016
Cultures of Conservation “Keyword” Panel
Digging into Central Park’s Layered Past
Research / Academic
November 1, 2016

Mind in the Making
Reflection and the Artisanal in the Material World
Maggie Jackson
Research / Academic
October 27, 2016
The Modern Interior
A View from Bard Graduate Center
Public Programs
October 27, 2016

Whitney Stories
Humanizing the Museum through Digital Storytelling
Elyse Mallouk
Research / Academic
October 26, 2016

Netherlands Institute for Conservation Art and Science
An Integrated Approach Towards Understanding…
Robert van Langh
Research / Academic
October 19, 2016

Real and Metaphoric Spaces
Perspectives and Positions in the…
Viola König
Research / Academic
October 19, 2016


Luxury Object Artisans in the Ancient Andes
Coca and Metal Producers in…
Alicia Boswell
Research / Academic
October 5, 2016
Jamestown and Beyond
Using Digital Technologies to Visualize…
Lisa Fischer
Research / Academic
September 28, 2016


Models and Music
Sketch Night
Tours / Education
September 21, 2016
Multiple Authors
Ceramics, Celebrity, and Shaping Notions…
Malcolm Baker
Research / Academic
September 15, 2016

Toward an American Indian Abstract
The Art and Politics of Mary Sully
Philip Deloria
Research / Academic
September 14, 2016
Irma Boom
Bookmaker
Irma Boom
Public Programs
September 12, 2016

Weaving Modernism
Postwar Tapestry between Paris and New York
Kay Wells
Research / Academic
August 24, 2016

Models and Music
Sketch Night
Tours / Education
August 17, 2016

Models and Music
Sketch Night
Tours / Education
July 20, 2016


Cool Finnish
A Jazz Concert
Public Programs
June 26, 2016

Couples in Architecture
Design by Marriage
Tod Williams and Billie Tsien
Public Programs
June 16, 2016

Models and Music
Sketch Night
Tours / Education
June 15, 2016
The Colors of Alvar Aalto and Artek
Influences and Evolution
Harald Arnkil
Public Programs
June 9, 2016

Curator’s Spotlight
Frontier Shores: Collection, Entanglement, and…
Shawn Rowlands
Public Programs
June 7, 2016

Kids Workshop
Journal Makers!
Tours / Education
June 4, 2016
Couples in Architecture
Design by Marriage
Public Programs
June 2, 2016

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

Models and Music
Sketch Night
Tours / Education
May 18, 2016

Walking Tour
MidCentury Modern On the East Side
Matthew A. Postal
May 14, 2016

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

Rococo for the Spanish Court
The Interiors of Mattia Gasparini…
Tobias Locker
Research / Academic
May 4, 2016

Models and Music: Sketch Night
Joan Chiverton
May 4, 2016
‘Bold design and bolder ornaments’
Majolica and The Minton Archive
Miranda Goodby
Research / Academic
May 4, 2016

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

Walking Tour
Midtown Deco to Modern
Matthew A. Postal
Public Programs
April 30, 2016
Wine, Women, and the Glory of Venice
Masterpieces of Renaissance Glass
Dora Thornton
Research / Academic
April 28, 2016

Diasporas of Art and ‘The Great Forgetting’
Violence and the Visual Unconscious…
Debora L. Silverman
Research / Academic
April 27, 2016

Frontier Shores
Collection, Entanglement, and the Manufacture…
Research / Academic
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
Denis Bruna
Research / Academic
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
Research / Academic
April 13, 2016
Dangerous Relic
‘The Bloody Shirt’; A Material…
Matthew Dennis
Research / Academic
April 12, 2016

Saturday Sessions—Instruments Inside Out
Session II: Strung Out: Violin Making
Tours / Education
April 9, 2016

Scotch Myths
The Furniture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh Re-appraised
David Jones
Research / Academic
April 7, 2016
20th Annual Iris Foundation Awards Luncheon
April 6, 2016 – January 24, 2017

Global Things
Trade and Material Culture in…
Giorgio Riello
Research / Academic
April 5, 2016
Saturday Sessions—Instruments Inside Out
Session I: Woodshopping Woodwinds
Tours / Education
April 2, 2016

Saturday Sessions—Designing Dining
Session I: Stylish Settings
Tours / Education
April 2, 2016
‘The best Rubarbe is that…
Rhubarb and the Imagination of…
Anne T. Gerritsen
Research / Academic
March 29, 2016


The Meaning of Glass
What Do People Think When…
Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk
Research / Academic
March 22, 2016
Climate and Commodities
Material Exchanges between West Africa and Europe, 1000–1300
Sarah M. Guérin
Research / Academic
March 21, 2016

Conservation Conversation
A Multiplicity of Voices: The…
Gabrielle A. Berlinger
Research / Academic
March 15, 2016

‘The Magnificent Seven’
The Great Fāṭimid Rock Crystal Ewers
Jeremy Johns
Research / Academic
March 5, 2016 – January 24, 2017

Paper is Part of the Picture
Margaret Holben Ellis
Research / Academic
March 2, 2016

Wolf King of Glorious Memory
Culture and Ideology in Twelfth-Century…
Abigail Krasner Balbale
Research / Academic
February 23, 2016
Cultures of Conservation “Keyword” Panel
Minimalist, Post-Minimalist, and Conceptual Art
Convener: Ivan Gaskell
Research / Academic
February 23, 2016

Drinking Horns
Nature and Myth
Susanne Ebbinghaus
Research / Academic
February 22, 2016
A Dictator’s Evil Decor
Reflections on Writing ‘Hitler at Home’
Despina Stratigakos
Research / Academic
February 17, 2016

Making Space
Museums and Craft in the Twenty-First Century
Namita Gupta Wiggers
Research / Academic
February 2, 2016
The Tradition of Marble: How…
A View from Carrara with Sculptor Charlie Kaplan
Charlie Kaplan
Research / Academic
January 29, 2016

Sun King to Moon King
Emulating the Grand Siècle in…
Robert Wellington
Research / Academic
January 26, 2016