At Bard Graduate Center, we study the cultural history of the material world. Our scope is global and ranges from distant antiquity to the present. For more than 25 years, our interdisciplinary, object-based approach to learning has been training future curators, researchers, educators, and museum and arts professionals to ask new questions about our shared history. Founded in 1993 on the idea that decoration is a human universal that can be found in all times and at all places, BGC’s initial focus on the history of design and decorative arts has expanded to include the crucial perspectives of anthropologists, archaeologists, cultural historians, and conservators. Today, Bard Graduate Center is the leading American graduate institute for interdisciplinary, object-centered inquiry into material culture.
We welcome you to visit us! This fall we will offer two virtual open houses, which will give you the chance to meet our faculty and students.
To reserve your spot for the November 17 and December 10 virtual open houses, visit bgc.bard.edu/events.
If you can’t make one of the virtual open houses or if you have any other questions, please email email@example.com for more information. We’re here to help.
Applications for Fall 2021 admission to the MA & PhD program are due Monday, January 4, 2021. For further information and application details, visit bgc.bard.edu/admissions.
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