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Join us for exciting new programs this month at BGC! Enjoy an artist talk co-sponsored by the Queens Museum, an evening of music inspired by our current exhibition Threads of Power, and our new Thursday Tours of the exhibition. As a BGC Member, you receive priority access and complimentary registration to all our public programs.

For access to sold out events, please reach out directly to or call 212.501.3038.

If your membership has lapsed, renew today to enjoy our engaging programming, unlimited free admission, discounts at our store, and invitations to special events.


Thursday Tours
Threads of Power: Lace from the Textilmuseum St. Gallen
Every Thursday from October 6, 12:30 pm

Join a Thursday Tour and explore the Threads of Power exhibition with a Bard Graduate Center gallery educator. Tours last 30 minutes and you are welcome to stay and explore the exhibition on your own after the tour ends.

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Performer and musicologist Elizabeth Weinfield (Juilliard) and celebrated opera director Elena Araoz (Princeton University) collaborate on an evening of music and performance that takes place throughout the Threads of Power exhibition, with selections that explore the mathematical and aesthetic dimensions of lace through the lens of history, gender, and labor.

Visitors will be led through the gallery, floor by floor, with time to explore between musical interludes. This is a timed experience—visitors will have the opportunity to return to the gallery to explore at their own pace on a future date.

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Making Lace: Global Networks
A research symposium on historical and contemporary lacemaking traditions around the world
November 18, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Bard Graduate Center, 38 W 86th Street, Lecture Hall

Presented in conjunction with—and expanding on the European and American focus of—the exhibition Threads of Power: Lace from the Textilmuseum St. Gallen, this symposium brings together lacemakers and lace scholars to foreground historical and contemporary traditions of lacemaking from around the world, with particular emphasis on gender, labor, race, and identity. Talks will consider the variety of cultural landscapes from which lacemaking techniques and traditions emerge, the tools of the craft, and the significance of this labor-intensive textile in fashion.

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There’s so much to look forward to at Bard Graduate Center when you’re a member! Members receive free admission, invitations to member events, and discounts on gifts, books, and select programs. Please see BGC Membership for a complete list of benefits. For questions, please contact us at or 212. 501.3071. We look forward to welcoming you to BGC!