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October News

October at Bard Graduate Center

This month, we continue to celebrate the Bard Graduate Center Gallery exhibition, Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place, which kicked off BGC’s 25th Anniversary with its opening in September. The Wall Street Journal says the exhibition, on view through January 6, 2019, “roams widely to explore deeply” and “poignant stories abound.”

In this issue, we include reports on recent faculty and student activities, alumni news, and introduce you to our new Visiting and Research Fellows. Read on for more Bard Graduate Center news.
  Research and Academic Programs
Shared Ground Symposium
The Shared Ground Symposium was co-hosted by BGC and the Museum of Arts and Design in conjunction with the Center for Craft. Read more.
Design History Conference
Faculty, students, and alumni were well represented at the annual Design History Conference, which, for the first time, was held in New York City. Read more.
Digital Literacy Initiative
With the launch of the Digital Literacy Initiative this fall, BGC has implemented a comprehensive curricular plan that aims to provide students with a robust set of digital skills and experiences. Read more.
Meet Our 2018-19 Fellows
Meet our fellows, whose research interests range from cuneiform scholarly cultures of the ancient Middle East to the effects of intercultural exchange and colonial encounter on the material worlds of Native North America. Read more.
Faculty and Alumni News
Faculty are publishing articles, attending conferences, and leading programs at historic sites around the area. Read more.

As museum directors, curators, and educators, as well as university professors and writers, our alumni are making contributions far beyond the classroom. Read more.
Open Houses
Learn more about our MA & PhD in Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture at a fall open house! More information and RSVP here.

Open Houses
October 21, 11 am
November 12, 12:30 pm
December 3, 6 pm
  Upcoming Events

A Walking Tour: Sacred Spaces of the Lower East Side
October 7, 2–4 pm

A celebration of New York’s rich history and culture, the series, Gallery Without Walls: Ex Voto NYC, kicks off with a walking tour of Sacred Spaces of the Lower East Side led by Terri Cook. Explore St. Mark’s-in-the-Bowery where Peter Stuyvesant is buried, hear the German history in the Church of The Most Holy Redeemer, walk into Tompkins Square Park to visit the venerable Hare Krishna Elm Tree under which the spiritual movement from India was started in 1966, and more. Register here.

Archtober Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
October 27, 12–4 pm

To celebrate Archtober, NYC’s architecture and design month, Bard Graduate Center, Architexx, the AIA’s Women in Architecture and Diversity and Inclusion Committees, along with Wikimedia NYC, will host a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Its aim is to address the lack of entries on Wikipedia about contributions by women, LGBTQI communities, and artists of color to the fields of architecture and design history. Learn more.
  Become a Member

Your love of objects and your appreciation for the varied programs and activities at Bard Graduate Center mean a great deal to us. In appreciation of your commitment to the institution, we would like to invite you to join our Membership Circle. As a member, you’ll receive invitations to openings and exclusive events; scholarly publications and catalogues; a 10% discount on items in our gift shop; early access to select public programs; and many opportunities for learning and exploring. Become a member at the $250 level or higher before October 15 and you’ll receive a complimentary Agents of Faith catalogue (valued at $65.00) on your next visit to the Gallery. Your support strengthens our programs and ensures the ongoing success of the institution. Join today, and help us celebrate BGC’s 25th Anniversary. Learn more.
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