Events

FALL 2017 OPEN HOUSE DATES

Sunday, October 29 at 11 am
Monday, November 6 at 6 pm

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Gallery Tours

Tuesday–Friday, 11 am–4 pm
Wednesday and Thursday until 7 pm
Advance reservations are required. 
Tour Length: 45 minutes. 

NYCDOE Schools Groups: Free


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Past Events
Study Day
Kipling and de Forest: East…

Screen India
Ghare Baire (Home and the World)
Guest curated by Rochona Majumdar
Public Programs
October 13, 2017

Bard Graduate Center’s History of…
Glass, Paper & Print, Textiles, Silver, Ceramics!



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

Naviguer à vue
Exhibition Opening
Public Programs
July 13, 2017

Monthly Poetry Series
Wendy’s Subway Reading Room Event
Public Programs
July 12, 2017

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

Walking Tour
Seneca Village and the Making…
Public Programs
June 20, 2017

Monthly Poetry Series
Wendy’s Subway Reading Room Event
Public Programs
June 14, 2017
Walking Tour
Seneca Village and the Making…
Public Programs
June 3, 2017



Monthly Poetry Series
Wendy’s Subway Reading Series
Chris Nealon, Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal, Ada Smailbegović, Jackie Wang
Public Programs
May 10, 2017


Wendy’s Subway Reading Series Event
Julian Talamantez Brolaski, Layli Long Soldier, Wendy Xu
Public Programs
April 26, 2017
Glenn Adamson: NYC Making Now
Glenn Adamson Debera Johnson
Public Programs
April 19, 2017

Focus Festival
Ritual and Capital
Public Programs
April 8–9, 2017


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
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

The Modern Interior
A View from Bard Graduate Center
Public Programs
October 27, 2016

Irma Boom
Bookmaker
Irma Boom
Public Programs
September 12, 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
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
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

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

Walking Tour
Midtown Deco to Modern
Matthew A. Postal
Public Programs
April 30, 2016
Scandinavian Home Sense and Sensibilities
Judith Gura, Erica L. Warren
Public Programs
December 3, 2015

Literature Spotlight:
Writing Before Reading: The Narratives of Play
Leonard Marcus
Public Programs
November 19, 2015
Toys in Context:
Sweden, Scandinavia, and the Digital World
Colin Fanning, Barry Joseph, and Juliet Kinchin
Public Programs
November 12, 2015

Concert:
Were I a Little Child:…
George Hemcher, Helena Liljeblasd, and Robert Osborne
Public Programs
November 8, 2015
Models and Music:
Sketch Nights
Joan Chiverton
Public Programs
November 4, 2015

Literature Spotlight:
Picture Books, Toys and Other…
Karen Hewitt, Laura Ljundkvist, and Leonard Marcus
Public Programs
October 29, 2015
Family Festival:
Swedish Wooden Toys
Marionetteatern, ConstructionKids, and Phyllis Chen
Public Programs
October 24, 2015

Concert:
Childish Games and Toys
Phyllis Chen, Robert Dietz
Public Programs
October 18, 2015
From Analog to Digital: 1965-2015,…
Barbara London, LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus)
Public Programs
October 8, 2015

Stuffed and Stiffened:
Multilayered Garments, X-Rays, Revealed Secrets
Jenny Tiramani
Public Programs
June 11, 2015

Fabricating a Dream:
The Dandy’s Silhouette
Public Programs
May 21, 2015

Sounds and Silhouettes
Nouveau Classical Project
Public Programs
May 3, 2015

Creating the Ideal:
Dressing and Installing Costume Exhibitions
Tae Smith
Public Programs
April 16, 2015
Sounds of the Metropolis:
Music from 19th-Century New York
Public Programs
December 14, 2014


From Analogue to Digital:
Documenting the History of Computer-generated Art and Design
Douglas Dodds
Public Programs
November 18, 2014

Panic in the Parlor:
Reporting and Reading Pictorial Newspapers…
Joshua Brown
Public Programs
October 30, 2014
Walking Tour:
A Walk up Broadway through Lower Manhattan
Public Programs
September 20, 2014

Delineating Colombia:
Contemporary Artists Re-tracing Nature
Public Programs
June 26, 2014
Restoring Troubled Water:
Andrew Revkin in Conversation with…
Mary Miss, Charles Vörösmarty, Andrew Revkin
Public Programs
June 19, 2014

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

Design for a Better World
Paul Makovsky, Lucy Salamanca, Andreas Vaa Bermann
Public Programs
May 20, 2014
Containing Many Meanings:
Chuspas, Coca Leaf, and Andean Culture
Public Programs
May 6, 2014

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

Village Vanguards:
The Karasz Sisters, Djuna Barnes,and their Milieu
Public Programs
January 9, 2014

The Fabric of Activism:
The Design Works of Bedford-Stuyvesant
Public Programs
November 14, 2013

Rousham:
Sitting in and Sauntering through a Pleasure Ground
Public Programs
October 31, 2013
William Kent:
Creating the Grand Tour Taste A
Julius Bryant
Public Programs
October 10, 2013

Cesare’s Palace:
Handel and the Music of…
Public Programs
October 3, 2013
Inventing the Modern World:
Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851–1939
Public Programs
July 25, 2013

Gallery Talk and Wine Tasting:
Illuminating Hoentschel: A French…
Public Programs
May 2, 2013
Suspended in Thin Air:
The Future of the Circus in America
Public Programs
January 31, 2013

Drawing on Mandelbrot:
A Conversation with Artists James…
Public Programs
January 24, 2013
The Circus In America
Susan Weber
Public Programs
January 17, 2013

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

Practical Fractals:
Chaos Theory in Architecture and…
Public Programs
December 13, 2012
P. T. Barnum and Ralph Waldo Emerson:
A Confluence of Influence
Public Programs
December 6, 2012

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

Glass Plates and High-diving Horses:
Photographers of the American Circus
Public Programs
November 8, 2012
Circus Amazons:
The Culture of Female Equestrianism…
Kim Marra
Public Programs
October 11, 2012

Hat Noir:
Gallery Talk and Performance
Public Programs
April 5, 2012
Wrapping Gelé:
Contemporary Manifestations of West African Headwear
Victoria Rovine
Public Programs
March 29, 2012

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

The Making of Style:
Introducing French Decorative Arts to New York
Ulrich Leben
Public Programs
February 23, 2012
Seeing Cecil Beaton:
New York Milliners, Part II
Ellen Christine, Rod Keenan, and Jennifer Ouellette
Public Programs
February 16, 2012

Study Day:
Fashion and Millinery for the Opera
Barbara Cohen-Straytner, Lesley Weston, Janet Linville, and Tom Watson
Public Programs
February 10–12, 2012
The Actress as Artist’s Muse:
Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, and Ellen Terry
Peter Trippi
Public Programs
February 9, 2012

The Hatmaker’s Muse:
New York Milliners, Part I
Moderated by Phyllis Magidson
Public Programs
December 15, 2011
With Every Christmas Card I Write:
American Holiday Songs 1900–1960
Public Programs
December 11, 2011

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


Designing Woman:
How Florence Knoll Created…
Public Programs
June 30, 2011

New Room to Blue Room:
Music of the Knoll Years
Public Programs
June 5, 2011
Women & Modern Architecture in Midtown
Guided by Matthew A. Postal
Public Programs
June 4, 2011

Massimo and Matter:
Shaping the Knoll Identity
Moderated by Alice Twemlow
Public Programs
June 2, 2011
Suzanne Tick and Hazel Siegel:
Material Thinking
Moderated by Matilda McQuaid
Public Programs
May 25, 2011

Working Fabric:
Innovation in Design at KnollTextiles
Public Programs
May 19, 2011
Twine and Braid:
Origins, Materials, and Meaning of the Chilkat Robe
Evelyn Vanderhoop
Public Programs
April 8, 2011

The Sound of Color:
The Colorado Quartet and Wang Guoweiin Concert
Public Programs
April 3, 2011
A Refined Eye:
Important Collections and Connoisseurship…
Moderated by François Louis
Public Programs
March 24, 2011

Drawing on the Past:
Activating the Legacies of Native…
Moderated by Aaron Glass
Public Programs
March 10, 2011

Filled with Hidden Meaning:
Sacred Iconography and Buddhist…
Karl Debreczeny
Public Programs
March 3, 2011

A Curator’s View:
Chinese Enamels from the Yuan,…
Béatrice Quette
Public Programs
January 28, 2011
Inventory: Text and Context
Bernard L. Herman
Public Programs
November 19, 2009

Melville in New York
Andrew Delbanco
Public Programs
November 12, 2009