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“In 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, a polished stone wall that bore only the names of war dead, opened to both controversy—and a flood of objects…today, the hundreds of thousands of objects visitors have left at the Wall shape its meaning as the living force of the war.” — Anne Hilker and Alyssa Velazquez in Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place.

On Thursdsy September 27 from 6–8 pm, Bard Graduate Center Gallery welcomes local veterans, current service members, their families, and guests for a special Veterans Open House event. Guests will enjoy free admission, refreshments and a special walk through of the section of our exhibition, Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place, devoted to the objects left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial with the collection curator Janet Folkerts. Featured works in this section of the exhibition include army-issue woolen gloves, food rations, and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Many of which have never before been exhibited. Following this walk through will be a conversation about the memorial and its making with writers James Reston Jr. and Kristin A. Hass.

September 27, 2018
6–8 pm
18 West 86th Street, Gallery

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Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place
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