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Come celebrate the first event of Bard Graduate Center’s spring semester next Wednesday, January 17. In gratitude for your support and passionate engagement, we hope you will join BGC faculty and students for a lecture duet by Nicholas Laluk and Davina Two Bears followed by wine and conversation. We would love to hear what you are interested in and share some highlights from the season. Because you are a member, you receive priority access to this event and the entire slate of BGC programs listed below. Register quickly as the season will be announced to the public tomorrow. Enter code “MEMBER” in check out to access free admission.

Learn what’s interesting now in the field of decorative arts, design history, and material culture. Enjoy lectures, discussions, film screenings, and live performances. Join us Wednesdays@BGC and engage in our shared practice of research.

All events begin at 6 pm at 38 or 18 West 86th Street.
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January 17, 6 pm

Survivance in Federal Indian Boarding Schools

A lecture duet by Nicholas Laluk (UC Berkeley) and Davina Two Bears (Arizona State University)

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January 24

Fashion’s Hard Borders

A lecture by Emanuele Lugli (Stanford University)

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January 31

Fragile Materiality

A Paul and Irene Hollister Lecture on Glass by Daniel Clayman (studio artist)

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February 7

Two Thousand Years of Flat-Cut Garments

A lecture by Jenny Tiramani (School of Historical Dress, London)

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February 14

Of Buddhas and Bowls

A lecture by Nachiket Chanchani (University of Michigan)

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February 28

Cardboard and Dada: Sonia Delaunay’s Costume Design

A lecture by Sydney Maresca (BGC MA student; Williams College)

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March 13

At Home in the Philippine Village

A lecture by Janna Añonuevo Langholz (Philippine Village Historical Site)

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March 20

From Kid Click to Snapshot Susie: Child Photographer Heroes and Heroines in British and US Comics

A lecture by Annebella Pollen (University of Brighton, UK)

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March 27

Poetry of Colors

An exhibition tour of Sonia Delaunay: Living Art with poetry activations by Modesto “Flako” Jimenez (!Oye! Group)

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April 3

Eighteenth-Century Fashion and the Decisive Museological Action of French Historicizing Painters

A Françoise and George Selz Lecture on Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century French Decorative Arts and Culture by Pascale Gorguet Ballesteros (Sorbonne Université)

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April 10

Everyone Says I Look Like My Mother

A pop-up installation and conversation by Meghann O’Brien (Jaad Kuujus), Andy Everson (Northwest Coast artist), Doenja Oogjes (Eindhoven University of Technology), Kate Hennessy (School of Interactive Arts and Technology), Hannah Turner (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

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April 17

The Golem: How He Came Into the World

A Lee B. Anderson Memorial Foundation film screening and talk by Maya Barzilai (University of Michigan)

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May 1

Sonia Delaunay: Sparking Joy

A talk by Laird Borrelli-Persson (Vogue)

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