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This spring, enjoy a wide array of programs at BGC, including tours, films, and hands-on workshops. 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
2 pm (In Person)

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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Objects Speak! A Virtual Verbal Description Tour
Friday, May 20
6 pm (By Zoom)

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: Selected Shorts
Saturday, May 28
6 pm (In person)

An evening of short films that explore care and repair in everyday life—materially, socially, ecologically—hosted by Dr. Joshua Bell, curator of globalization at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History. Short selections include Jáaji Approx (2015), Kapaemahu (2020), and Mobile Goroka (2018).

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Conserving Clothing, Preserving Memories
June 1 and June 8
6 pm (In person)

What is your most cherished piece of clothing? What stories does it hold, and how do you care for it? Artist and fashion scholar Kate Sekules leads a few lucky patrons through a process of storytelling and visible mending, giving new life to beloved garments in need of repair. This interactive experience brings the themes of Conserving Active Matter to a human scale through storytelling, demonstration, and dialogue with curator Soon Kai Poh. Ann Coppinger, senior conservator at the Museum at FIT will join the conversation for the June 1 session, and Sarah Scaturro will join on June 8.

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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.