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Dr. Susan Weber
Founder and Director, Bard Graduate Center, and
The Trustees of Bard Graduate Center
cordially invite you to a special viewing of

Threads of Power: Lace from the Textilmuseum St. Gallen

As a member of BGC’s community, we invite you to reserve complimentary admission during the first
weeks of the exhibition, Friday, September 16, 2022 through Sunday, October 9, 2022.

The code is applicable for up to two admissions and is not transferrable.

Bard Graduate Center Gallery
18 West 86th Street

Bard Graduate Center Gallery’s policies reflect our commitment to create a safe environment for everyone who visits our buildings in accordance with CDC guidance and all applicable federal, state, and local laws. Accommodations are available for anyone wishing to view the exhibition with masks and social distancing. Call 212.501.3071 for more information.

On view September 16, 2022—January 1, 2023

Threads of Power: Lace from the Textilmuseum St. Gallen marks the US debut of more than 150 examples of lace from the extensive collection of the Textilmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland. It traces the development of lace from its sixteenth-century origins to the present—the first large-scale American exhibition in New York in 40 years to tell this story.

Co-curated by Emma Cormack (BGC MA ’18), Associate Curator, Bard Graduate Center; Ilona Kos, Curator, Textilmuseum St. Gallen; and Michele Majer, Assistant Professor, Bard Graduate Center. Threads of Power: Lace from the Textilmuseum St. Gallen is organized by Bard Graduate Center and the Textilmuseum St. Gallen.

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Generous support for Threads of Power: Lace from the Textilmuseum St. Gallen has been provided by the Coby Foundation with additional support from the Zurich Silk Association, Lenore G. Tawney Foundation, Consulate General of Switzerland in New York, Switzerland Tourism, Forster Rohner AG, Tobias Forster, AKRIS, and other donors to Bard Graduate Center.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Special thanks to the Finger Lakes Lace Guild and New England Lace Group.

Bard Graduate Center is a graduate research institute in New York City. Our gallery exhibitions and publications, MA and PhD programs, and research initiatives explore new ways of thinking about decorative arts, design history, and material culture. Founded in 1993, Bard Graduate Center is an academic unit of Bard College. For more information, please visit our website,