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Staging the Table in Europe 1500-1800 and Shaped by the Loom: Weaving Worlds in the American Southwest are on view until July 9, 2023. Make a reservation to see the exhibitions or join one of our weekly Gallery Tours.

Enjoy early access to our upcoming programs, including lectures, a concert, and films. Register for one of the events listed below. As a BGC Member, you receive priority access and complimentary registration. For additional information, please contact us at 212.501.3071 or

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.


Upcoming Events

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When is asparagus not asparagus? When it is ice cream, of course! In this three-course foodless dinner party, Ivan Day explores culinary slapstick, the changing role of dining utensils, and other subjects from early modern dining. These mini-lectures are interwoven with interludes of music played on period instruments by Sonnambula.
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Join us for a special concert with acclaimed Diné pianist and composer Connor Chee, featuring piano pieces written about elements of Navajo life, land, and culture, including weaving. It will be followed by a conversation with Shaped by the Loom exhibition curator Hadley Jensen.

Diné (Navajo) pianist and composer Connor Chee is known for combining his classical piano training with his Native American heritage. Chee made his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 12 after winning a gold medal in the World Piano Competition. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, Chee’s compositions are inspired by traditional Navajo chants and elements of Diné culture.

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In the early 1970s, art historian and curator Stephen Scher turned a camera on the complex and exquisite ecosystem of Parisian dining. This collage of footage remained perfectly preserved in the can for 50 years; but now, as the filmmaker assembles it into a documentary, we can behold the end of a culinary era. Following a preview screening of the in-process film, The Way It Was, Dr. Scher will converse with Staging the Table curator Deborah Krohn about the ever-changing art of dining.
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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.