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First Wednesdays Live Jazz
June 5, 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.

Music Provided by:
Chad Lefkowitz-Brown (saxophone)
David Kikoski (keyboard)
Jimmy Macbride (drums)
Gene Perla (double-bass)

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First Wednesdays Conversation
Meet the Artists! with Native Art Department International
June 5, 2019
7–7:45 pm
Free with RSVP
18 West 86th Street, Gallery

Bard Graduate Center Gallery’s 2019 artists-in-residence Native Art Department International will screen their short film titled Everything Sacred is Far Away: The Franz Boas Episodes dramatizing sequences from the life of anthropologist Franz Boas, the subject of the spring exhibition The Story Box: Franz Boas, George Hunt and the Making of Anthropology.

Native Art Department International is a Brooklyn-based collaborative project of the wife-and-husband pair of artists Maria Hupfield (b. 1975) and Jason Lujan (b. 1971). Together they curate group exhibitions in which they sometimes show and occasionally make work together as a way to counter the pigeonholing of contemporary art by Native Americans and people of First Nations descent.

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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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