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.
An exhibition depicts how people have reimagined the medieval period in the centuries since, and how they have revealed their own interests and ideals with each new interpretation.
During his 84-year life, Liu helped shape a new Chinese cultural image rooted in the contributions and sacrifices of everyday people.
The Newark Museum of Art Presents Jazz Greats: Classic Photographs from the Bank of America Collection
Photographers Antony Armstrong Jones, Milt Hinton, Chuck Stewart, Barbara Morgan, and more capture a breadth of legendary and local musicians and performance artists. On view through August 21.
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The sealant used for gem-crusted ancient Maya teeth had medicinal properties that prevent tooth infections and decay, according to a new study.
Art and photographs, publications from the 19th and 20th centuries, manuscripts, posters and more are set to cross the auction block on August 18.
Patrons can listen to a collection of 400 titles at the library and borrow them for up to three weeks.
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Duniyana Al-Amour was one of at least 44 Palestinians killed in Israel’s latest attack on Gaza.