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Come on a Curatorial Journey with us from Broadway to Bogota, Rome to Roquebrune, Jaipur to Jersey.   

Welcome to the Bard Graduate Center Gallery Dispatch. We invite you to join us weekly for a virtual journey through the more than 50 exhibitions the Gallery has organized since 1993. These tours will feature an array of stories about people, places, and things from around the world.

This week our journey begins close to 86th Street with Visualizing 19th-Century New York, a Focus Project exhibition about the unprecedented technical, economic, and cultural creations that emerged on and around Broadway, the longest street in New York City. Visualizing 19th-Century New York examined New York City—a spectacle for resident and visitor alike—through prints and photographs produced by cultural entrepreneurs who created a vast commercial market for their images of the booming metropolis.

Visualizing 19th-Century New York, curated by the late David Jaffee (1954–2017), a beloved BGC professor, was on view at Bard Graduate Center from September 19, 2014 to January 11, 2015.

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While the Gallery at Bard Graduate Center is closed, we hope you will enjoy this new way of connecting with our exhibitions. If you are in a position to support this work, please consider joining our membership circle or making a contribution to BGC today. No gift is too small, and your support matters now more than ever before. Thank you.

Explore the Focus Project Exhibition
Exhibition Video
Hear Visualizing 19th-Century New York curator, David Jaffe, speak about the exhibition. Learn More Button
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Digital Publication
Visualizing 19th-Century New York was accompanied by a digital publication that offers a spatial interface to the exhibition materials by placing objects, landmarks, and central themes on the 1851 Matthew Dripps Map of the City of New York, along with essays on objects in the exhibition. Learn More Button
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