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March Newsletter

Our spring exhibitions have opened to crowded galleries and glowing press. Aaron Glass’s The Story Box: Franz Boas, George Hunt and the Making of Anthropology and Paul Stirton’s Jan Tschichold and the New Typography: Graphic Design Between the World Wars are two faculty-curated Focus Projects currently on view. Sasha Nixon (MA 2018) is the curator of A View from the Jeweler’s Bench: Ancient Treasures, Contemporary Statements.

In this newsletter, we are pleased to announce our 23rd Annual Iris Awards Luncheon on April 17. The Alumni Spotlight features Nadia Westenburg (MA 2017), who has parlayed her love of the outdoors and museums into a job at Zion National Park in Utah. PhD candidate Julie Bellemare talks about her dissertation research. Read on for more Bard Graduate Center news.
  Research and Academic Programs
Faculty News
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BGC faculty are publishing articles, attending conferences, and presenting papers in New York and around the county. Read more.
2019 CAA Conference
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Faculty, staff, students, and alumni were well represented at this year’s CAA Conference in New York City. Read more.
Tracking Colors
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PhD candidate Julie Bellemare recently traveled to France, Taiwan, and China gathering research for her dissertation. Read more.
Alumni Spotlight
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This month’s Alumni Spotlight is on Nadia Westenburg, a museum technician at Zion National Park. Read more.
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2019 Artists in Residence
Bard Graduate Center is delighted to welcome Exhibition Artists in Residence, Native Art Department International, through July 7. In residence through July 19, are Library Artists in Residence, JoAnne McFarland and Rachel Selekman. Read more.
  Upcoming Events

Artist Perspectives: Contemporary Jewelry and Ancient Technique
March 27 at 6:30 pm

Join Sasha Nixon, curator of A View from the Jeweler’s Bench, in conversation with jewelry designer emiko oye; Nicole Jacquard, associate professor and head of the jewelry and metalsmithing program at Indiana University; and Anya Kivarkis, artist and assistant professor and area head of jewelry and metalsmithing at the University of Oregon. Register here.

Public Education Course: Highlights in the History of Graphic Design
April 1-April 29 at 7:00 pm

Highlights in the History of Graphic Design is five-week public education course beginning on April 1, meeting every Monday in April. Week One focuses on the Wiener Werkstätte (Viennese Workshops), 1903-1932; Week Two, The Bauhaus; Week Three, American Corporations and Countercultures: Postwar Graphic Design; Week Four, Politics and Culture in Latin American Graphic Design. The course concludes with Computer as Tool, Computer as Medium: Design after 1980. To learn more or to register click here.
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Iris Awards
The 23rd Annual Iris Awards will be presented on April 17 in New York City.

Created in 1997, Bard Graduate Center’s Iris Awards recognize scholars, patrons, and professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the study and appreciation of the decorative arts.

This year’s honorees are arts supporter Marina Kellen French, Outstanding Patron; scholar and former Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Jeffrey Munger, Outstanding Lifetime Achievement; Dr. Laurie Wilkie, Outstanding Mid-Career Scholar; and well-known Italian art dealer Alessandra Di Castro, Outstanding Dealer.

Read more about the Awards and the honorees here.

Proceeds fund graduate student scholarships and fellowships. Buy tickets now.