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Disability Cultures, Creativity, and Consciousness
Join Nadia Rivers, coordinator of public programs, education, and engagement at Bard Graduate Center, and Dr. Therí Pickens, professor of English at Bates College, to share resources about, interrogate, and challenge questions of access and disability in museums, education, and material culture.

Art in the Time of a Pandemic
Saturday, May 15
12 or 2 pm
Pay What You Wish
With Dr. Therí Pickens and Akemi Nishida

Posing Against the Ages: Disability, Queerness, and Race in Fashion
Pre-Recorded Discussion
With Dr. Therí Pickens, Dr. Timothy Lyle, and Dr. Tameka N. Ellington


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Curators on Curating
Go behind the scenes with the curators of Bard Graduate Center’s upcoming exhibitions and learn more about the process of exhibition-making and storytelling. 

Conserving Active Matter
Friday, April 30
12–1:30 pm
Pay What You Wish
Soon Kai Poh in conversation with Dean Peter N. Miller

“A Map is Not the Territory”: Unsettling the Curatorial Voice in Shaped by The Loom
Thursday, May 13
12–1:30 pm
Pay What You Wish
Hadley Jensen in conversation with Rapheal Begay and Juliana Fagua-Arias

Threads of Power
June 10
12–1:30 pm
Pay What You Wish
With Emma Cormack, Ilona Kos, and Michele Majer


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Individuals Against Individualism
How can we understand collaboration and collectivism as a radical political act? How do art collectives’ contemporary and past work challenge and interrogate art historical narratives and work towards civic transformation? Bard Graduate Center, Chinatown Art Brigade, and Gregory Sholette highlight the important work of past collectives and provide a discursive platform for contemporary collective work.

Thursday, May 6
6 pm
Pay What You Wish
Curated by Gregory Sholette
With Nandini Bagchee, Libertad Guerra, and Todd Ayoung

Beyond Sustainability: Cultural Organizing for Social Justice
Monday, May 17
6 pm
Pay What You Wish
Curated and moderated by Chinatown Art Brigade

Collectively Imagining De-Gentrified and Abolitionist Futures
Thursday, June 17
6 pm
Pay What You Wish
Curated and moderated by Chinatown Art Brigade


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Mind Over Matter? Exploring Making
A 3 part class that seeks to foster a better understanding of objects by exploring making processes. Led by BGC PhD students, Geoffrey Ripert and Nicholas De Godoy Lopes, this course is articulated around three subthemes, color, rhythm, and shape, each explored in independent sessions that will involve object studies presented by the session leaders and a BGC faculty member.

COLOR
Tuesday, June 8
6–7:30 pm
$15 Students & Seniors per session
$25 Adults per session per session
With Jennifer L. Mass

RHYTHM
Wednesday, June 16
1:30–3 pm
$15 Students & Seniors per session
$25 Adults per session per session
With Hadley Jensen

SHAPE
Saturday, June 19
6–7:30 pm
$15 Students & Seniors per session
$25 Adults per session per session
With Caspar Meyer


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French Fashion Virtual Tours
Back by popular demand! We invite you to explore an exhibition from BGC’s past, French Fashion, Women and the First World War, and delve into the dynamic relationship between fashion, war, and gender politics in France during World War I.

Dates Include
April 17, 2021 at 2 pm
April 21, 2021 at 2 pm
May 4, 2021 at 2 pm
May 19, 2021 at 2 pm


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Trenton’s Majolica Mania
April 17, 2021
1:30 pm
Free

Colorful and wildly imaginative, the lead-glazed earthenware known as majolica was one of the most significant innovations in nineteenth-century ceramics. In this lecture, Dr. Laura Microulis, Research Curator at BGC, will review the global phenomenon of majolica and explore how potteries in Trenton, New Jersey played a role in this story while previewing BGC’s upcoming Majolica Mania exhibition

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Majolica Mania
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