Bard Grad Center - Ex VotoGallery Without Walls: Ex Voto NYC is a series of off site programs designed to activate votive sites in New York’s five boroughs. The events are a celebration of New York’s rich history and will explore votive practice across cultures. This off site programing comes in conjunction with Bard Graduate Center’s current exhibition titled Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place.

Sacred Spaces of the Lower East Side
October 7, 2–4 pm
Immigrant groups invariably made their way to Manhattan’s Lower East Side to find housing with relatives or friends when they first arrived in America. During this walking tour, participants will explore St. Mark’s-in-the-Bowery area where Peter Stuyvesant is buried, hear the German history in the Church of The Most Holy Redeemer, and visit the venerable Hare Krishna Elm Tree.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel: Catholic Life in New York
October 13, 3 pm
In the fall of 1937, the Italian American members of the lay Catholic organization, the Society of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, began constructing a grotto in Rosebank, Staten Island; the result was a thirty-foot-high shrine. Join for an onsite exploration of the shrine’s cultural significance.

Border Crossings: This and Other Worlds
November 2–4
Taking inspiration from celebrations likes Dia de Los Muertos, The Ghost Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Bon Festival, and All Saints Day, Border Crossings considers the myriad of ways in which we honor those who are no longer with us. Join for a three day series of programs, performances, installations and workshops at the Green-Wood Cemetery exploring the crossing of literal and metaphoric borders.

Objects of Care & Resistance from the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
December 7, 6:30 pm
An estimated ten thousand people have died while trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. This lecture event will convene artists, humanitarians, and human rights activists from the borderlands to discuss how migrants have transmitted their care, faith, or politics through material objects.

Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place is on view at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery through January 6, 2019. For information, visit

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