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We have two wonderful Wednesdays@BGC events coming up! Join us for Fashion’s Hard Borders with Emanuele Lugli (Stanford University) and Fragile Materiality with Daniel Clayman (Independent Studio Artist).

Fashion’s Hard Borders

A lecture by Emanuele Lugli (Stanford University).

In early modern Europe, fashion and cartography shared more ground than is commonly believed. They not only served to strengthen nationalistic ideals but also relied on similar construction techniques. This presentation will delve into the political dimensions of their intersections, which, rather than being confined to the past, have exerted a lasting influence on both disciplines up to the twentieth century.

An Early Modern World lecture.

January 24 at 6 pm
38 West 86th Street, Lecture Hall


Fragile Materiality

A lecture by Daniel Clayman (Independent Studio Artist).

In this lecture, artist and scholar Daniel Clayman gives a brief history of the contemporary glass movement and the subsequent expansion of glass in art and architecture followed by a discussion of the ways his own work and process explorations have intersected with that history over the past four decades. Clayman will comment on the future of glass, its materiality, and how it will continue to evolve in daily and artistic life.

A Paul and Irene Hollister Lecture on Glass.

Paul Hollister (1918–2004) was a pioneering critic of contemporary studio glass and glass historian. Irene Hollister (1920–2016) was a philanthropist, advocate for glass scholarship, and founding administrator of the Association for Computing Machinery. The Paul and Irene Hollister Lectures on Glass were established at Bard Graduate Center in 2007.

January 31 at 6 pm
38 West 86th Street, Lecture Hall

$15 General | $12 Seniors | Free for people with a college or university affiliation or museum ID, people with disabilities and caregivers, and BGC members

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