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Dear Friends, Members, Colleagues,

You are an important part of the Bard Graduate Center community, and we hope you are as proud of our students as we are. This May, we are so pleased to be conferring 12 MA degrees and two doctoral degrees. The topics of this year’s theses span the vast range of periods and geographical areas covered in our discipline—from Vienna to ancient Macedonia, China to France, and from antiquity to modern times:

  • Michelle Jackson-Beckett, “Vienna’s Other Modernism: Design and Dwelling, 1918–1938”
  • Ellen Enderle Stuart, “Adorned in Gold: Religion, Personal Display, and Women’s Agency in Ancient Macedonia”
  • Boxi Liu, “ From Kherlen River to Yanjing: Crafts and cultural diversity in the Kitan-Liao Empire”
  • Geoffrey Henri Christophe, “The past as model for the present: The taste for marble and hardstone objects in France during the long 18th century, ca. 1690–1815”

Your generosity has helped our students—the next generation of curators, scholars, and professionals—reach this important milestone. Every single gift to Bard Graduate Center has an impact on their lives as they pursue their degree and launch careers across the globe in the fields of decorative arts, design history, and material culture.

Join us in celebrating the accomplishment of our students with a generous donation today. Your gift provides our emerging scholars with the support they need to reach ever more milestones and meet continued success in all their future endeavors.

Congratulations to the class of 2022!