Bard Graduate Center promotes the study of decorative arts, design history, and material culture through research, advanced degrees, exhibitions, events, and publications.

Board of Trustees

Originally formed in 1996 as the Executive Planning Committee, the Board of Trustees serves as an advisory body responsible for helping Bard Graduate Center in fulfilling its mission with an overall focus on direction, strategy, and support. It assists senior administration in ensuring that programs align with our mission and that the resources needed to achieve goals and objectives are in place.


Michele Beiny-Harkins
Nicolas Cattelain
Brandy S. Culp
Hélène David-Weill
Nancy Druckman
Philip D. English
Philip Hewat-Jaboor*
Ana Horta Osório
Holly Hotchner
Fernanda Kellogg
Dr. Wolfram Koeppe
Dr. Arnold L. Lehman
Martin Levy
David Mann
Caryl McFarlane
Dr. Steven Nelson
Jennifer Olshin
Melinda Florian Papp
Lisa Podos
Ann Pyne
Linda Roth
Sir Paul Ruddock
Gregory Soros
Luke Syson
Dr. Charlotte Vignon
Shelby White
Mitchell Wolfson, Jr.
Philip L. Yang, Jr.

Dr. Leon Botstein,
ex-officio

Dr. Christian Ayne Crouch,
ex-officio
Dr. Susan Weber,
ex-officio

*Deceased
Year in Review

The annual Year in Review highlights the research, scholarship and accomplishments of BGC students, faculty, curators, and fellows over the past year. To request a copy, please contact [email protected] or download a PDF copy below.


2019-2020 Year in Review
2018-2019 Year in Review
2017-2018 Year in Review
2016-2017 Year in Review
2015-2016 Year in Review
2014-2015 Year in Review
2013-2014 Year in Review
2012-2013 Year in Review
2011-2012 Year in Review
2010-2011 Year in Review