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February Newsletter

On February 14, our spring exhibitions open. This season, Bard Graduate Center is presenting two faculty-curated Focus Projects, 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. Sasha Nixon (MA 2018) is the curator of A View from the Jeweler’s Bench: Ancient Treasures, Contemporary Statements.

This month, we feature interviews with Rebecca Tilles (MA 2007), who is an associate curator at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, and two participants in last summer’s BGC Lab for Teens. Read on for more Bard Graduate Center news.
  Research and Academic Programs
Faculty News
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BGC faculty are attending conferences and presenting papers. Read more. Ivan Gaskell writes about his retreat to Marfa, Texas, here.
Horowitz Book Prize
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Bard Graduate Center is accepting submissions for the second annual Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Book Prize. Read more.
BGC Lab for Teens
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The Lab for Teens is designed to train the next generation of creative thinkers. Two participants from the 2018 course talk about their experience here.
Alumni Spotlight
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This month’s Alumni Spotlight is on Rebecca Tilles, a curator at the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens in Washington, D.C. Read more.
  February Events

Curator’s Spotlight Tour
February 16 at 12:00 pm

Join Aaron Glass for an in-depth curator’s tour of the exhibition The Story Box: Franz Boas, George Hunt and the Making of Anthropology. Register here.

The Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
February 19, February 26, March 5 at 6:00 pm

Zeev Weiss will deliver a three-part lecture entitled “Jewish Material Culture: Old Theories and New Approaches, from Eleazar L. Sukenik to the Twenty-First Century.” Register here.

Additional support provided by The David Berg Foundation.

Creative Practice in Indigenous Communities
February 20 at 6:30 pm

Speakers include Patrick Dean Hubbell, Corrine Hunt, and Skeena Reece. More details to be announced. Register here.
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