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BGC’s Focus Project exhibitions are now on view! Staging the Table in Europe 1500-1800 and Shaped by the Loom: Weaving Worlds in the American Southwest will run from February 17 to July 9, 2023. Make a reservation to see the exhibitions today!

Enjoy a wide array of programs inspired by these exhibitions, including behind-the-scenes curator tours, lectures, symposia and films. Register for upcoming programs 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:

The thumping sounds of the weaving comb keep time as two masters at the loom recount a matrilineal history of artmaking. Lynda Teller Pete and Barbara Teller Ornelas—both fifth-generation weavers—will share stories, histories, and ways of seeing the artist in the art. They are joined by Barbara’s daughter Sierra—a sixth-generation weaver turned celebrated comedy writer, creator of the critically-acclaimed Rutherford Falls.

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Dyeing with Plants, a lecture by Dine ethnobotanist Arnold Clifford

Explore the world of natural dyes with ethnobotanist Arnold Clifford. In this lecture, Clifford reveals the diverse and abundant plant life of the Navajo Nation—including some plants named after him!—with a focus on the plants that give Navajo textiles their brilliant and distinctive colors.

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Curator Tour: Shaped by the Loom

Explore the Shaped by the Loom exhibition with the curator! These tours are not comprehensive studies of the exhibitions; rather they offer an opportunity to experience various ways of studying objects alongside BGC curators and scholars. Tours last 40 minutes and focus on a curated selection of objects. You are invited to stay and explore the rest of the exhibition at your own pace after the tour ends.

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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.