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Thank you for being an important part of Bard Graduate Center. Your participation means a great deal to us as we pursue our mission to be a leader in the field of decorative arts, design history, and material culture.

This fall Bard Graduate Center will present SIGHTLINES on Peace, Power & Prestige: Metal Arts in Africa, which expands on an exhibition originally organized by the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida, curated by Susan Cooksey. SIGHTLINES, curated by associate professor Drew Thompson, brings together leading contemporary artists with historic African metal works featured in Peace, Power & Prestige. Through its dynamic design by internationally acclaimed architects Emanuel Admassu and Jen Wood (AD-WO), the resulting presentation at Bard Graduate Center creates literal and metaphorical ‘sightlines’ among the objects on view.


Be among the first to experience SIGHTLINES
Become a BGC Member!

Members will be invited to a special preview and reception on September 28 and get priority access to select programs throughout the run of the exhibition.

Join now and you will also be invited to an exclusive Curator’s Tour the first week of October. These in-depth and behind-the-scenes events sell out quickly, so be sure to become a member today to register before it is available to the general public. Contact us at or (212) 501-3071 to reserve your spot.

Special Series: SIGHTLINES events

As an added benefit, if you become a member at the $1000 level before August 31, 2023, you will receive priority and complimentary registration to all SIGHTLINES public events, a four-part series of live performances and conversations with leading performing artists and scholars:  art critic Jessica Lynne, novelist Maaza Mengiste, composer JJJJJerome Ellis, and choreographer Okwui Okpokwasili. Join now and rest assured knowing that you have secured your spot for the entire series. Experience these original “sightlines” live with their creators at the events on October 11, November 1 and 15, and December 13.

There’s so much to look forward to at Bard Graduate Center when you’re a member! 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. Join today! 

We look forward to welcoming you to an exciting year of exhibitions and programs! Thank you.