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Dear Friends,

Happy holidays from Bard Graduate Center! We have had an exciting year filled with unique and multi-disciplinary academic programs, highly regarded exhibitions, and thought-provoking public humanities presentations. During this season of giving, we ask that you consider making a charitable contribution to BGC and our outstanding programs. Give today and your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar by two generous donors until December 20, 2023. Double your impact in supporting the next generation of scholars, research initiatives, exhibitions, and public humanities programs. BGC thrives in large part to the generosity of donors like you. Your continued support throughout the years has been critical to the institution and our students.

This academic year, our robust MA and PhD program is incorporating new courses such as “Crafting Intersectionality” and “Art and Iconography of African Kingdoms and Empires, from ca. 1500 BCE.” Overseen by Dr. Deborah Krohn (chair of academic programs), Dr. Aaron Glass (newly appointed associate chair of research programs), and Dr. Christian Crouch (dean of graduate studies at Bard College), BGC’s academic and research programs represent the most advanced integration of object-based learning with cross-cultural and multidisciplinary inquiry. Our talented alumni carry our reputation for excellence into diverse realms within academia, museums, and the cultural sector.

The Public Humanities + Research department broadened its scope this year by presenting innovative programming with a wide range of visual and performing artists who provided audio recordings to enhance visitors’ experiences of the SIGHTLINES exhibition. It also partnered with institutions like the Brooklyn Museum on symposia and events, such as “Exhibiting Africa,” and with AD-WO, a leading architecture and design firm.

In February, BGC will present Sonia Delaunay: Living Art. One of the most influential French artists of the twentieth century, Sonia Delaunay’s remarkably diverse and interconnected body of work focused on the primacy of color and a synthesis of the arts. Painter, artisan, and designer, she embraced modernity and harnessed the creative power of collaboration in the realms of fashion, textiles, interiors, books, mosaics, and tapestries. Living Art comprises almost 200 objects representing all periods of her career from the early Parisian avant-garde of the 1910s to the spirited 1970s. Be among the first to purchase tickets.

A gift in any amount is welcome and will benefit BGC immensely. Please make your year-end contribution here.  Gifts by check may be sent to Bard Graduate Center, Development Office, P.O. Box 490, New York, NY 10024. Contributions from donor-advised funds, retirement accounts, or appreciated stock are also welcome. Please contact Minna Lee at 212.501.3038 for more information.

We are grateful for your support!

Best wishes to you this holiday season.

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.