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“All objects, all phases of culture are alive. They have voices. They speak of their history and interrelatedness. And they are all talking at once!” – Camille Paglia

All objects have voices and here at Bard Graduate Center we listen! Join us as we explore and reveal the unique lessons that the material world has to teach us!

As a lover of material culture, design, and decorative arts, you are invited to be in on the discussion by joining BGC’s Membership Circle. As a member you will enjoy first access to lectures and public programs led by great scholars and artists from around the world, receive invitations to exclusive exhibition previews, and enjoy discounts on publications and award-winning catalogues.

Join the Membership Circle today and a great year of exhibitions await you: Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place, the study and research of votive offerings, their meaning and function, curated by Dr. Ittai Weinryb opens in fall 2018; Franz Boas and the Kwakwaka’wakw (Kwakiutl) Pacific Northwest Coast Indigenous People (1886-1939), curated by Dr. Aaron Glass opens in spring 2019; Jan Tschichold and The New Typography: Graphic Design Between the World Wars  – drawn from the collection of posters and graphic ephemera assembled by Tschichold in Weimar, Germany, curated by Dr. Paul Stirton, opens in spring 2019.

Learn more about the great benefits of Membership and join online. Your support strengthens our programs and ensures the ongoing success of BGC.

On behalf of founder and Director Dr. Susan Weber, we look forward to welcoming you. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Office of Development, 212.501.3071.  Thank you!


Benjamin Krevolin
Chief Advancement Officer