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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

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

Fashion and Justice Workshop
Kimberley Jenkins, Jonathan Square and Julin Everett
November 9, 2019
BGC Late: Jazz & Conversation in the Gallery
Fashion and Female Suffrage
November 7, 2019

Free Tours: Wednesdays in November
French Fashion, Women, and the First World War
November 6, 2019
MacArthur x BGC: What is Research?
Tom Joyce, Hideo Mabuchi, and Sheila Nirenberg
November 5, 2019


Fashion, Anxiety, and Society: Labor
Marissa Nuncio, Minh-Ha T. Pham, Elizabeth Wissinger and Sara Ziff
October 24, 2019
Curator’s Spotlight Tour with Maude Bass-Krueger
French Fashion, Women and the First World War
October 16, 2019

BGC Late: Jazz & Conversation in the Gallery
Women Designers: Chanel, Lanvin, Boué…
October 10, 2019
MacArthur x BGC: What is Research?
Campbell McGrath, Elodie Ghedin, and Anni Dorsen,
October 3, 2019

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

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
TEST
TEST
July 22–16, 2019



Dada and Film
June 13, 2019

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





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

Public Education Course: Highlights in…
Politics and Culture in Latin American Graphic Design
April 22, 2019

Public Education Course: Highlights in…
American Corporations and Countercultures: Postwar Graphic Design
April 15, 2019



Public Education Course: Highlights in…
The Wiener Werkstätte
April 1, 2019

Curator’s Spotlight Tour with Sasha Nixon
A View from the Jeweler’s…
March 16, 2019



Curator’s Spotlight Tour with Paul Stirton
Jan Tschichold and the New…
March 2, 2019

Curator’s Spotlight Tour with Aaron Glass
The Story Box: Franz Boas,…
February 16, 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
Curator’s Spotlight Tour with Ittai Weinryb
Agents of Faith: Votive Objects…
November 25, 2018

Acts of Faith: Film Series
Selected Shorts
November 16, 2018
Memorial Walls as Votive Sites:…
Gallery Without Walls: Ex Voto NYC
November 14, 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


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

Acts of Faith: Film Series
Lourdes
October 19, 2018

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

A Walking Tour: Sacred Spaces…
Gallery Without Walls: Ex Voto NYC
October 7, 2018

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

Curator’s Spotlight Tour with Ittai Weinryb
Agents of Faith: Votive Objects…
September 15, 2018
Artist Conversation
Installations by Bard Graduate Center Library Visiting Artists
Karen Mainenti and Spencer Merolla
August 16, 2018

Wendy’s Subway Curated Poetry Reading Series
Language Weavers
Francesca Capone, Martha Tuttle, Sarah Zapata; Moderated by Jill Magi
June 28, 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
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

Bard Graduate Center’s History of…
Week 5: Europe 1800–1930
May 2, 2018

Bard Graduate Center’s History of…
Week 4: United States 1900–2000
April 25, 2018
Evening for Educators
Haptic Workshop
April 18, 2018

Bard Graduate Center’s History of…
Week 3: Renaissance and the Early Modern Period
April 18, 2018
Bard Graduate Center’s History of…
Week 2: The Arts of…
April 11, 2018

Person Place Thing: Michael Bierut
Michael Bierut
April 5, 2018
Bard Graduate Center’s History of…
Week 1: China 1300–1800
April 4, 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
Concert: Gamelan gendér wayang
Gamelan Dharma Swara
March 22, 2018

Curator’s Spotlight Tour
Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles
Urmila Mohan
March 20, 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
What is Distance?
Festival
Fred Wilson, Catherine Galasso, Research Service
January 19–20, 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


Screen India
Bhowani Junction
Guest curated by Rochona Majumdar, introduced by Debashree Mukherjee
December 1, 2017
Screen India
The River
Guest curated by Rochona Majumdar
November 17, 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

Lahore on My Mind
Meena Alexander: Poetry Reading
November 9, 2017

Screen India
A Passage to India
Guest curated by Rochona Majumdar
November 3, 2017
Designer’s Spotlight Tour
Drawing Conclusions: Designing the John Lockwood Kipling Exhibition
Jeremy Johnston
November 2, 2017

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

Study Day
Kipling and de Forest: East…
October 20, 2017
Curator’s Spotlight Tour
Susan Weber
October 19, 2017

Screen India
Ghare Baire (Home and the World)
Guest curated by Rochona Majumdar
October 13, 2017
Bard Graduate Center’s History of…
Glass, Paper & Print, Textiles, Silver, Ceramics!
October 5, 2017

Threads of Origin: Historic Textiles…
Antonia Behan
September 23, 2017
Curator’s Spotlight Tour
Earl Martin
September 17, 2017

Curator’s Spotlight Tour
Julius Bryant
September 16, 2017
Walking Tour
Controlling Downtown: WASP Elites…
July 25, 2017

Walking Tour
Controlling Downtown: WASP Elites…
July 22, 2017
Monthly Poetry Series
Wendy’s Subway Reading Room Event
July 12, 2017

Walking Tour
Controlling Downtown: WASP Elites…
June 27, 2017
Walking Tour
Seneca Village and the Making…
June 20, 2017

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



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

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

Glenn Adamson: NYC Making Now
Glenn Adamson Debera Johnson
April 19, 2017

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

An Evening With Mark Dion
Mark Dion
January 25, 2017
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

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
Curator’s Spotlight
Jean-Philippe Garric
November 20, 2016

Charles Percier: Architecture and Design…
Jean-Philippe Garric
November 17, 2016
The Modern Interior
A View from Bard Graduate Center
October 27, 2016

Gender, Sexuality, and Modern Design
Alice T. Friedman
September 22, 2016
Irma Boom
Bookmaker
Irma Boom
September 12, 2016

Architecture as Identity in Finland
Peter MacKeith
September 6, 2016
Cool Finnish
A Jazz Concert
June 26, 2016

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

Couples in Architecture
Design by Marriage
June 2, 2016
Trobriand Cricket
An Ingenious Response to Colonialism
Jerry Leach
May 25, 2016

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

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

Scandinavian Home Sense and Sensibilities
Judith Gura, Erica L. Warren
December 3, 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
Concert:
Were I a Little Child:…
George Hemcher, Helena Liljeblasd, and Robert Osborne
November 8, 2015

Models and Music:
Sketch Nights
Joan Chiverton
November 4, 2015
Literature Spotlight:
Picture Books, Toys and Other…
Karen Hewitt, Laura Ljundkvist, and Leonard Marcus
October 29, 2015

Family Festival:
Swedish Wooden Toys
Marionetteatern, ConstructionKids, and Phyllis Chen
October 24, 2015
Concert:
Childish Games and Toys
Phyllis Chen, Robert Dietz
October 18, 2015

From Analog to Digital: 1965-2015,…
Barbara London, LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus)
October 8, 2015

Stuffed and Stiffened:
Multilayered Garments, X-Rays, Revealed Secrets
Jenny Tiramani
June 11, 2015
Fabricating a Dream:
The Dandy’s Silhouette
May 21, 2015

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

Sounds and Silhouettes
Nouveau Classical Project
May 3, 2015
Creating the Ideal:
Dressing and Installing Costume Exhibitions
Tae Smith
April 16, 2015

Sounds of the Metropolis:
Music from 19th-Century New York
December 14, 2014

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

Historical Prints and Photographs from…
Marilyn Kushner
November 7, 2014
Panic in the Parlor:
Reporting and Reading Pictorial Newspapers…
Joshua Brown
October 30, 2014

Walking Tour:
A Walk up Broadway through Lower Manhattan
September 20, 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

Containing Many Meanings:
Chuspas, Coca Leaf, and Andean Culture
May 6, 2014
Reflections of Rulership in Wari Tapestry-woven Tunics
Susan Bergh, Nicola Sharratt
April 22, 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


The Well of Inspiration:
Sources for William Kent’s Furniture Designs
Susan Weber
November 21, 2013
The Fabric of Activism:
The Design Works of Bedford-Stuyvesant
November 14, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Evening for Educators
September 22, 2011

Designing Woman:
How Florence Knoll Created…
June 30, 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
Twine and Braid:
Origins, Materials, and Meaning of the Chilkat Robe
Evelyn Vanderhoop
April 8, 2011

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

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

Melville in New York
Andrew Delbanco
November 12, 2009