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October News

October at Bard Graduate Center

This month, we continue to celebrate the Bard Graduate Center Gallery exhibition, Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place, which kicked off BGC’s 25th Anniversary with its opening in September. The Wall Street Journal says the exhibition, on view through January 6, 2019, “roams widely to explore deeply” and “poignant stories abound.”

In this issue, we include reports on recent faculty and student activities, alumni news, and introduce you to our new Visiting and Research Fellows. Read on for more Bard Graduate Center news.
  Research and Academic Programs
Shared Ground Symposium
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The Shared Ground Symposium was co-hosted by BGC and the Museum of Arts and Design in conjunction with the Center for Craft. Read more.
Design History Conference
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Faculty, students, and alumni were well represented at the annual Design History Conference, which for the first time was held in New York City. Read more.
Digital Literacy Initiative
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With the launch of the Digital Literacy Initiative this fall, BGC has implemented a comprehensive curricular plan that aims to provide students with a robust set of digital skills and experiences. Read more.
Meet Our 2018-19 Fellows
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Meet our fellows, whose research interests range from cuneiform scholarly cultures of the ancient Middle East to the effects of intercultural exchange and colonial encounter on the material worlds of Native North America. Read more.
Faculty and Alumni News
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Faculty are publishing articles, attending conferences, and leading programs at historic sites around the area. Read more.

As museum directors, curators, and educators, as well as university professors, and writers, our alumni are making contributions far beyond the classroom. Read more.
Open Houses
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One of the best ways for prospective students to learn about Bard Graduate Center is to visit. Learn more.

Fall Open House Dates
October 21, 11 am
November 12, 12:30 pm
December 3, 6 pm

Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place
September 14, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Faith is common to all human societies. By focusing on the artifacts produced with the intention of being offered as acts of faith, Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place provides a perspective on why humans across the globe create these material objects. More than 250 featured works, dating from antiquity to the twenty-first century, are on view. Read more.

In the Press
The Wall Street Journal
“Holy Objects That Transcend Religion

The New Yorker
“Agents of Faith”

The Magazine Antiques
“Hearts and Crafts”
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Read the Book
Edited by Ittai Weinryb, with contributions from an international array of art historians, Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place, with its beautiful illustrations and wide-ranging text, exposes the global reach of votive practices and the profoundly personal nature behind their creation. Available in the Gallery and at our online store.
  Upcoming Event

On October 27, to celebrate Archtober, NYC’s architecture and design month, Bard Graduate Center, Architexx, the AIA’s Women in Architecture and Diversity and Inclusion Committees, along with Wikimedia NYC, will host a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Its aim is to address the lack of entries on Wikipedia about contributions by women, LGBTQI communities, and artists of color to the fields of architecture and design history. Learn more.
  Become a Member

Your love of objects and your appreciation for the varied programs and activities at Bard Graduate Center mean a great deal to us. In appreciation of your commitment to the institution, we would like to invite you to join our Membership Circle. As a member, you’ll receive invitations to openings and exclusive events; scholarly publications and catalogues; a 10% discount on items in our gift shop; early access to select public programs; and many opportunities for learning and exploring. Become a member at the $250 level or higher before October 15 and you’ll receive a complimentary Agents of Faith catalogue (valued at $65.00) on your next visit to the Gallery. Your support strengthens our programs and ensures the ongoing success of the institution. Join today, and help us celebrate BGC’s 25th Anniversary. Learn more.
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