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Dear Friends,

Since BGC was founded more than twenty-five years ago, over 80 exhibitions have been presented to the public. The material covered ranges from Marimekko fabrics to antique Chinese bronzes; twentieth century hats to Finnish Modern Design; and the material culture of the Kwakwaka’wakw peoples of British Columbia to English and American nineteenth century Majolica.

Just this year, BGC has presented three wide-ranging exhibitions: Richard Tuttle: What is the Object, Conserving Active Matter, and Threads of Power: Lace from the Textilmuseum St. Gallen.

BGC’s exhibition program, highly regarded by both the scholarly community and the public alike, is only possible with the support of our community both near and far. This holiday season, please consider making a generous gift in support of exhibitions so we can continue to provide a diverse range of exhibitions that engage the heart and enlighten the mind.

Join us on this adventure of discovering the world in an object and support BGC today.

Join us for two extraordinary exhibitions opening in February 2023

Shaped by the Loom: Weaving Worlds in the American Southwest will be the first online and gallery exhibition to showcase the American Museum of Natural History’s (AMNH) collection of Indigenous textiles from the greater American Southwest. Approximately 20 items from this historic collection, acquired more than a century ago, will be shown alongside works by contemporary weavers and multimedia artists.

Staging the Table in Europe 1500–1800 reimagines spaces of display and performance in early modern Europe through examination of the material culture of the arts of the table. The exhibition uses illustrated manuals and handbooks published in Early Modern Europe to give a window into a world of culinary spectacle and shed light on what became a pan-European culture of elaborate performance surrounding the preparation and presentation of food.

Bard Graduate Center is an accredited academic unit of Bard College (EIN 14-1713034), a nonprofit educational institution registered in the State of New York. Contributions to Bard Graduate Center are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.