Bard Graduate Center is a graduate institution affiliated with Bard College. Opened in 1993, it is an international study and exhibition center in New York City focusing on the study of the cultural history of the material world.
Bard Graduate Center is committed to the encyclopedic study of things, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art and design history, economic and cultural history and history of technology, philosophy, anthropology and archaeology.
Students enrolled in the M.A. and Ph.D. programs work closely with a distinguished faculty of active scholars in exploring the interrelationships between works of art and craft, design, places, ideas and social and cultural practice in courses ranging from antiquity to the 21st century.
Bard Graduate Center Galleries present exhibitions and a broad range of exhibition-related programs including exhibition lectures, curatorial conversations, gallery talks, films and exhibition catalogues devoted to enhancing knowledge and awareness of the material world.
Programs for Seniors
A free Open House for Seniors day complements each of the main gallery exhibitions. Elders take part in guided tours and conversation with Bard Graduate Center educators and graduate students. Following a guided tour of the exhibition, seniors are welcome to socialize and enjoy refreshments.
Weekend programs for children ages 6 to 12 and their adult companions include tours and design workshops.
Interactive exhibition tours for school and other youth groups are offered. Weekend programs for children ages 6 to 12 and their adult companions include tours and design workshops.