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First Wednesdays Live Jazz
March 6, 2019
6–8 pm
18 West 86th Street, Gallery

Join us for Bard Graduate Center Gallery’s First Wednesdays events! Enjoy cool jazz, warm vibes, and a glass of wine; see our fascinating exhibitions and learn from provocative conversations about the objects on view.

First Wednesdays Jazz in the Gallery is guest curated by musician Gene Perla.

Gene Perla was raised in New Jersey where he studied classical piano and trombone. After attending Berklee School of Music he moved to New York and began his musical career as a jazz bassist. He has performed and/or recorded with Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Elvin Jones, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Chuck Mangione, Joni Mitchell, Buddy Rich, Sonny Rollins, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Stone Alliance, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, and others. Other efforts include Broadway sound design (Tony Award for “City of Angels”), recording studio operations, and Webmaster for the Jazz Education Network.

Ed Neumeister (trombone)
Jeb Patton (piano)
Gene Perla (double-bass)
E.J. Strickland (drums)

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First Wednesdays Conversation
The Allure of Gold
March 6, 2019
7–7:45 pm
18 West 86th Street, Gallery

Featuring master goldsmith Jeanette K. Caines, curator Barbara Gifford, historian Alexis Castor and exhibition curator, Sasha Nixon.

Jeanette K. Caines is a master goldsmith with more than 27 years experience. She is the director and owner of Jewelry Arts Inc., the leading jewelry school in New York City and the only center for teaching ancient jewelry-making techniques in the world.

Alexis Castor is a social historian of the ancient Mediterranean, with special focus on Greece and Etruria. Her research interests focus on how Greek and Etruscan elite classes in general, and women in particular, used jewelry to express their status. 

Barbara Gifford is an assistant curator at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York City. She has written for many publications, including Metalsmith, Modern Magazine, The Journal of Modern Craft, and for the exhibition catalogs La Frontera: Encounters Along the Border, Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years, and Ralph Pucci: The Art of the Mannequin

Sasha Nixon (BGC MA ‘18) is a curator, historian, and practicing metalsmith. She specializes in the study of contemporary art jewelry, particularly how individual artists are influenced by ancient and historical jewelry styles and techniques.

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On View in the Gallery
Jan Tschichold and the New Typography: Graphic Design Between the World Wars
February 14 – July 7, 2019 Learn More Button
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The Story Box: Franz Boas, George Hunt and the Making of Anthropology
February 14 – July 7, 2019 Learn More Button
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