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Tour French Fashion, Women, and the First World Waren français!
Wednesday, June 2
2 pm
Pay What You Wish*
Tour in French 

Join Geoffrey Ripert, native French speaker and PhD student at Bard Graduate Center, for a tour of this exhibition en français! Ripert’s research interests center on eighteenth-century French decorative arts and the history of collecting. Before beginning his studies at BGC, he was the curatorial assistant for decorative arts at the Frick Collection, he worked for an art dealer in Paris, and he interned at Cooper Hewitt and the Louvre. Ripert holds an M.A. from the École du Louvre, an M.A. from the École Pratique des Hautes Études, and a B.A. from the Sorbonne.

Next Week:

Curators on Curating: Threads of Power
Thursday, June 10
12 pm
Pay What You Wish*

Curators on Curating goes behind the scenes of upcoming BGC exhibitions to give a window into the curatorial process. We invite you to think with us about exhibition making, material histories, and storytelling. Threads of Power, an exhibition scheduled to go on view at Bard Graduate Center in fall 2022, will trace the development of lace from its sixteenth-century origins to the present, bringing more than 175 examples from the extensive collection of the Textilmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland, to the US for the first time. Join curators Emma Cormack and Michele Majer (BGC) and Ilona Kos (Textilmuseum) to learn how they are adapting and expanding the Textilmuseum’s 2019 exhibition Die Spitzen der Gesellschaft (Lace and High Society) for an American audience.

*Any donation of $1 or more gratefully accepted!