Celebrate Bard Grad Center’s 25 Years on the UWS This Saturday With FREE Ice Cream!


Celebrate Bard Graduate Center‘s 25th anniversary on the Upper West Side with an Ice Cream Social this Saturday, June 22 from noon until 4 p.m. BGC will host an afternoon of festivities at its gallery at 18 West 86th Street, including FREE Van Leeuwen ice cream treats (dairy and vegan options available), hands on activities, gallery tours, and more special events for all ages. Kids and families can participate in an interactive dance workshop led by artists from The Redhawk Native American Council at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. There is no cost to attend the Ice Cream Social; the interactive dance workshop costs $10 per child.
Current exhibitions at Bard Graduate Center Gallery offer something for almost every interest, from modern jewelry to the ancient world and from anthropology and native American history to graphic design and the rise of branding. A View from the Jeweler’s Bench: Ancient Treasures, Contemporary Statements; The Story Box: Franz Boas, George Hunt, and the Making of Anthropology; and Jan Tschichold and the New Typography: Graphic Design Between the World Wars are on view through July 7, 2019.
Bard Graduate Center is a research institute that offers MA and PhD degrees in decorative arts, design history, and material culture. Its gallery consists of more than 4,000 square feet of exhibition space on four accessible floors, providing an intimate context within a historic townhouse for visitors to engage with the works on view. The Bard Graduate Center Gallery contributes to the broader cultural and educational landscape of New York City by offering customized tours and a variety of public programs developed in conjunction with each exhibition. It consistently earns international acclaim and has presented more than sixty exhibitions and publications since its inception. Each year it serves an international audience of 30,000 scholars, students, art and design professionals, and museum goers of diverse backgrounds.
Bard Graduate Center’s programs for the scholarly and general public represent its commitment to explore the varied meanings of things over time. Research and academic events, such as lectures, seminars, and symposia, are curated by faculty members and make BGC a major venue for advanced discussion of the cultural history of the material world. This same interest in rigorous investigation is brought to public programming, which aims to enrich understanding of the material world through conversations, literary events, artist residencies, and performance.
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