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December at Bard Graduate Center

Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place is on view through January 6. This fascinating exhibition looks at the things humans choose to offer in their votive transactions. Featured works include votive objects from the Bavarian National Museum in Munich, a rare ancient anatomical votive from the Louvre (this month’s Object of the Month below), artworks from across the Metropolitan Museum of Art, votive paintings made by Mexican migrant workers intent on immigrating to the United States, and objects left at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC. If you haven’t visited yet, please stop by.

In this newsletter, we are pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions for the 2018 Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Book Prize and that the catalogue accompanying the fall 2017 exhibition, John Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London, is on the short list for the 2018 William MB Berger Prize for British Art History.

With the holidays just around the corner, our festivities continue with First Wednesdays Jazz on December 5. Join our Members Circle to take advantage of special sales that evening in the Gallery. Read on for more Bard Graduate Center news.
Research and Academic Programs
Horowitz Book Prize
Bard Graduate Center is pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions for the 2018 Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Book Prize. Read more.
Faculty News
Faculty are publishing articles, attending conferences around the world, and serving on art fair vetting committees. Read about their activities here.
Research Fellow
Research Fellow Liat Neah (October–December 2018) talks about her current research and Bard Graduate Center fellowship. Read more.
Open House
Learn about our MA and PhD in Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture at our December 2 Open House. RSVP here.

Applications due January 4, 2019
Object of the Month
Object of the Month showcases a particular object from an exhibition at Bard Graduate Center written by a curator, professor, student, or guest scholar.

This month’s object, the “Votive Bust of a Young Man,” is featured in the current exhibition. Find other Objects of the Month here.
Upcoming Events

Objects of Care & Resistance from the US-Mexico Borderlands
December 7, 6:30 pm

An estimated ten thousand people have died attempting to cross the US–Mexico border. Thousands more have disappeared. Artists, humanitarians, and human rights activists from the borderlands will discuss how care, faith, or politics is transmitted through material objects. Learn more.

Acts of Faith: Film Series
December 14, 6:30 pm

Acts of Faith features films that depict a wide variety of religious rituals across cultures, from individual acts of devotion to community-wide sacred practices. Selections include ethnographic documentaries, fictional narratives, and experiments in cinematic form. Guest curated by Ed Halter, Critic in Residence at Bard College, and founder and co-director of Light Industry, a venue for film and electronic arts in Brooklyn. The series concludes on December 14 with The Secret Nation.
Become a Member Today

Celebrate the holidays with us at an evening of music, art, and conversation on Wednesday, December 5, from 6–8 pm. Become a member and receive a holiday discount of 20% at our gallery shop. Learn more.
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