The Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture is hosting an Open House on Sunday, Nov. 13th beginning at 11am, running until 1pm. The BGC offers an MA and a PhD in the cultural history of the material world from the ancient world to the 21st Century. Our areas of special strengths include:
-New York and American Material Culture
-History and Theory of Museums
-Modern Design History
-Early Modern Europe
-Comparative Medieval Material Culture (China, Islam, Europe)
-Archaeology and Material Culture
Classes cap at 10, our faculty members are full time, and our object-centered, question driven range of interdisciplinary approaches focus on a range of objects from the precious, to the ephemeral.Students from disciplines such as Art History, History, American Studies, Archeology, Anthropology, Decorative Arts, Design History, Women’s Studies, Cultural Studies are welcome.
Students work on many of our exhibitions in our internationally acclaimed Gallery, intern at major art and history institutions, and explore cutting edge digital projects in relation to exhibitions. First year students travel each spring with faculty to study objects in situ.
The Open House allows potential applicants to hear from our Chair, faculty members, and students, as well as take a tour of our facility.
To RSVP for the Nov. 13th Open House, visit http://www.bgc.bard.edu/programs/admissions/bgc-open-houses.html or call 212-501-3019.
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