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April 2021
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SUPPORT

24th Annual Iris Foundation Awards

Celebrating outstanding contributions to the study and appreciation of the decorative arts, design history, and material culture.


RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

PhD Students

STUDENT NEWS

BGC Extends Funding for PhD Candidates

An additional year of support for those whose research was stalled by COVID-19

INTERVIEW

Turning the Tables

MA Student Mackensie Griffin talks conservation, cake, and curating with Professor Deborah Krohn.

STUDENT NEWS

Student Research Forum on Wellness and Self-Cultivation

Can incense, houseplants, and the study of antiques improve body, mind, and spirit?

SPOTLIGHT

Darienne Turner (MA 2017)

Engaging with the History of Indigeneity in the Americas and Beyond

FACULTY NEWS

Upcoming Events with Freyja Hartzell and Paul Stirton

Recent news from Aaron Glass, Jennifer Mass, and Ittai Weinryb

STUDENT NEWS

BGC Students Present, Publish, and Win Prestigious Fellowships and Internships.

Julie Bellemare, Juliana Fagua Arias, Mackensie Griffin, and Kate Sekules are featured.

ALUMNI NEWS

Alumni Offer Career Advice to Current Students.

Plus new appointments, exhibitions, publications, and more from the classes of 2000 to 2020!


EXHIBITIONS

Majolica Mania Online Exhibition

ONLINE EXHIBITION

Visit Majolica Mania—Online!

In advance of the exhibition opening at BGC’s Gallery in September, explore its riches in a beautifully designed online companion exhibition.

TOURS

Revisit French Fashion, Women, and the First World War

While the BGC Gallery is closed, join our educators for virtual tours of one of our most popular exhibitions.

NEW SERIES

On View: Curators on Curating

Soon Kai Poh, Conservation as a Human Science Fellow, introduces the upcoming exhibition, Conserving Active Matter.

MY FAVORITE EXHIBITION

James Congregane

BGC’s Director of Facilities Management and Operations remembers his favorite BGC exhibitions.


BGC @ HOME

Spring Programs at BGC graphic

Events

Join BGC for a Bevy of New Online Programs for Spring!

Virtual Tours, Workshops, Curator Talks, and more!

EVENT

Sanchita Balachandran Delivers the 2021 Iris Foundation Awards Lecture on April 27.

“Marked in Clay: Interdisciplinary Methods to Re-imagine Ancient Greek Potters at Work.”

EVENT

Archaeological Encounters Seminar on April 28

Brian Boyd and Ruth Tingham present.

PODCAST

Fields of the Future, Episode 8

Christina De León speaks to artist Tanya Aguiñiga about her engagement with the people and the landscape between Mexico and the US.

BGCTV

Indigenous Arts in Transition Seminar

Jill Ahlberg Yohe on creating Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists; heather ahtone gives an Indigenous perspective on decolonizing the museum.


SUPPORT

Photo of BGC Gallery at 18 West 86th Street

MEMBERSHIP

Become a Member

Please consider making a gift to the BGC Annual Fund today or support us by becoming a BGC Member. Every gift makes a difference.


DEAN'S LETTER
Dean Peter Miller Headshot

Exhibition making at BGC; new Dept, of Research Collections


DEAI AT BGC
Ama Codjoe Headshot.

Welcoming BGC’s new Consulting Director of Equity and Inclusion, Ama Codjoe


BGC X Book, What Is Research? Cover Image The Art of the Jewish Family
MORE HIGHLIGHTS

What Is Research? 

New BGC “X” book documents conversations about research with MacArthur Fellows.

 

Library Artists in Residence

Tour the Library AIR’s NYC Studio Spaces!

 

The Art of the Jewish Family Wins Three National Jewish Book Awards

Author Laura Arnold Leibman researched the book (part of BGC’s Cultural Histories of the Material World series) while lecturing at BGC.

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