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 three open houses:
These events will give you the chance to meet our faculty and students.
To reserve your spot and learn more, visit bgc.bard.edu/admissions.
If you can’t make one of the open houses, or if you have any other questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We’re here to help.
Applications for Fall 2022 admission to the MA & PhD program are due January 7, 2022. For application information, visit bgc.bard.edu.
This free public event returns to Brooklyn for its 25th anniversary on Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 17 from 12 to 6pm.
Many of the works in Iðavöllur are big and chock-full of issues and socially engaged ideas, like so much art elsewhere.
Women digital artists introduced feminist concepts into two other areas of popular visual culture: video gaming and anime.
Devour the Land considers environmental and socioeconomic damages caused by the military-industrial complex, as well as how photography inspires activism.
In this film about stardom, the viewer has nowhere to appreciate and connect with the characters and concepts.