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Ice Cream Social
Saturday, September 21, 2019
12–3 pm

Bard Graduate Center Gallery, 18 West 86 Street
FREE, but supplies are limited!

Celebrate with us on Saturday, September 21 as we host an afternoon of festivities to celebrate BGC’s 25th anniversary, including free ice cream treats (including vegan options!). The afternoon will feature workshops for kids and adults (read on for more details!), making and reading room activities, gallery tours, and more special events for the whole family. Ice cream subject to availability, so please arrive early for best enjoyment.

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Adult Workshop: Make-Your-Own JUMPSUIT
Conducted by the Rational Dress Society
Saturday, September 21, 2019
12–4 pm

Bard Graduate Center Gallery, 18 West 86 Street

What if you never had to pick out an outfit again? What if you had a JUMPSUIT—an ungendered monogarment—for every day of the week? The Rational Dress Society suggests that the rejection of choice (otherwise defined as the yoke relentless consumption within the capitalist paradigm) might reveal greater possibilities and better ways of living.

In this workshop, you will learn to construct your own JUMPSUIT, following a pattern designed by the Rational Dress Society. During the workshop, instructors from the Rational Dress Society will teach you about the origins of modern counter-fashion and the contemporary garment industry.

Learn About the Rational Dress Society and JUMPSUIT
The Rational Dress Society is a counter-fashion collective founded by Chicago-based designer Abigail Glaum-Lathbury and Los Angeles-based artist Maura Brewer. Together they produce JUMPSUIT, an open source, ungendered monogarment designed to replace all clothes in perpetuity. 

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Kids Workshop: Pictures Comes to Life with Jeff Hopkins
Saturday, September 21, 2019
1–3 pm

Bard Graduate Center Gallery, 18 West 86 Street
$10 per child (parents and guardians are free)

Artist and educator Jeff Hopkins invites families to participate in an interactive storytelling workshop inspired by the exhibition French Fashion, Women, and the First World War. During this interactive story time, Hopkins will work on wall-sized pieces of paper, drawing, narrating, and acting out the character’s actions and sounds. Following the performance, Hopkins will facilitate a storyboard workshop inviting families to imagine their own illustrated stories inspired by works on view in the gallery. Join us for storytelling, gallery explorations, and a hands-on workshop designed to foster creativity.

Meet the Workshop Instructor
Jeff Hopkins
is a storyteller, educator, and illustrator. He has performed “Pictures Come to Life” at arts institutions all over the country and has illustrated nearly two dozen early reader books for children. For 20 years Hopkins has been a teaching artist for arts organizations including the Guggenheim Museum, American Ballet Theatre, The Jewish Museum, ArtsConnection, MoMA, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. 

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French Fashion, Women, and the First World War
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