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November at Bard Graduate Center

Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place is on view in the Gallery through January 6. In the photo above, exhibition curator and BGC Professor Ittai Weinryb leads a tour through this critically-acclaimed exhibition.

Among our articles this month are interviews with Visiting Fellow Jenny Schaffer and Sasha Nixon (MA ’18), who is curating A View from the Jeweler’s Bench: Ancient Treasures, Contemporary Statements, one of three exhibitions opening the Gallery’s spring 2019 season.

With the holidays just around the corner, our festivities kick-off November 23 with Free Friday and special sales. By joining our Members Circle, you are invited to take advantage of exceptional offerings in the Gallery and the online store.
 
  Research and Academic Programs
 
Faculty News
Bard Graduate Center faculty are publishing articles and attending conferences. Read about their activities here.
Visiting Fellow
Visiting Fellow Jenny Shaffer (September–October 2018) talks about her current research and Bard Graduate Center fellowship. Read more.
 
Alumni Spotlight
Sasha Nixon (MA ’18) will curate A View from the Jeweler’s Bench: Ancient Treasures, Contemporary Statements, a spring 2019 exhibition. Read more.
Open Houses
Learn about our MA & PhD in Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture at a fall open house! More information is here.

Open Houses
November 12, 12:30 pm
December 2, 11 am
December 10, 6 pm
 
 
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.

Read this month’s feature, on the “Ex-voto of Josefa Peres Maldonado,” here. It is written by James Oles, senior lecturer in art at Wellesley College and a specialist in Latin American art. Find other Objects of the Month here.
 
 
  Upcoming Events
 

Border Crossings: This and Other Worlds
November 2–4

This three-day program of talks, performances, and installations takes inspiration from global practices of honoring those who are no longer with us—e.g., El Dia de Los Muertos (the Mexican “Day of the Dead”), the Buddhist and Taoist “Ghost Festival” of Zhong Yuan Jie, the Christian “All Souls Day,” and Qingming or “Tomb Sweeping Day,” a traditional Chinese celebration. Learn more.

First Wednesdays Jazz in the Gallery
November 7, 6 pm

Museum admission and gallery programs are free from 6–8 pm on the first Wednesday of every month. Visitors may tour the exhibition, revel in live jazz curated by musician Gene Perla, enjoy free drinks, and participate in a conversation related to the exhibition. This week Patricia Llosa, a Jungian analyst, will lead a discussion on objects and emotion from a psychoanalytical perspective. Learn more.
 
  BGC Time of Year
 

Looking for ways to celebrate with your friends and family as the year comes to a close? Our holiday festivities kick-off on November 23. Read more.
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