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Enjoy a wide array of programs at BGC this month, including tours, films, and literary explorations. As a BGC Member, you receive priority access and complimentary registration.

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


Tuesday Tours
Tuesdays, April 5–June 21 at 2 pm and 5:30 pm
18 West 86 Street Gallery

These tours will explore object highlights from two exhibitions now on view at Bard Graduate Center Gallery. Conserving Active Matter explores the human effort to conserve things. On view are objects that span five continents and range in time from the Paleolithic to the present. Part exhibition, part artwork, Richard Tuttle: What Is the Object? invites visitors to see, touch and hold 75 items drawn from Tuttle’s own collection.

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Reading with Objects: Seeking Synthesis of Eye, Mind, and Heart
Wednesday, June 15 at 6 pm
18 West 86 Street Gallery

Poet, author, and educator Anselm Berrigan has curated a reading list for Richard Tuttle: What Is the Object?, including poetry, prose, and cross-genre writing that meditates on our idiosyncratic experiences with objects. Join us when we will engage with work by Renée Gladman, Francis Ponge, Clark Coolidge, and Tuttle himself, as well as read and listen to a selection of poems by artists that work in and from objects.

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Objects Speak! A Virtual Verbal Description Tour
Thursday, June 16 at 6 pm
Zoom; advanced registration required

Deborah Lutz, an artist, museum educator, and adjunct instruction in studio art, describes details of the form, materiality, and aesthetic nature of objects in Richard Tuttle: What Is The Object? for the enjoyment of visitors with low vision and blindness. Group discussion takes place throughout.

To register use the register link or email or call 212.501.3023.

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Film Night: Whale Rider and the Exhibition of Paikea
Wednesday, June 29 at 6 pm
18 West 86 Street Gallery

As part of Conserving Active Matter, the ancestral Māori figure of Paikea is visiting us from the American Museum of Natural History with the cooperation of his Te Aitanga a Hauiti relatives in New Zealand. In recognition of this honor, we will screen the 2002 film Whale Rider by Niki Caro (based on the novel by Witi Ihimaera), which tells a story of Paikea’s modern-day descendants. Dr. Wayne Ngata will provide a video introduction, connecting the figure to the film, and the past to the present.

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There’s so much to look forward to at Bard Graduate Center when you’re a member! Members enjoy free admission, receive invitations to member events, priority reservations for public programs, and discounts on gifts, books, and select programs. Please see BGC Membership for a complete list of benefits. We look forward to welcoming you to our exhibitions and programs! Thank you.