Vibrant Art in an Early 1900s Mansion

  Last modified on August 2nd, 2018

Two Bard Graduate Center Gallery Exhibits are currently on display at 18 West 86th Street. Find out more about the exciting exhibits and the stunning venue!

Bard Graduate Center

The Bard Graduate Center is a graduate research institute with MA and PhD degree programs, gallery exhibitions, research initiatives, and public programs exploring new ways of thinking about decorative arts, design history, and material culture.

It is located in a stunning early 1900s mansion which is in and of itself a visual attraction!

Bard Graduate Center Gallery Exhibits

Bard Graduate Center Gallery Exhibits

photo credit: Beyond My Ken


Here are the two current exhibits to go see:

The Codex and Crafts in Late Antiquity

This exhibit examines the features of the major types of codices in the creation of everyday items such as socks and shoes. These include the wooden tablet codex, the single-gathering codex, and the multigathering codex.

Surviving artifacts and handmade replicas are used to explore the craft processes applied in the making of these early books and other common items.

Find out more here.

Bard Graduate Center Gallery Exhibits


Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles

In the early 1900s, scholars and artists from the west become interested in the tropical island of Bali for its unique culture and art.

At this exhibit, the use of textiles as Balinese ceremonial objects, symbols of resiliency and important historic records is explored.

You’ll see rare pieces from collections from the AMNH which were collect by anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson during their visits to Bali.

Drawing on information from the 1930s and recent research, the exhibition presents an overview of Balinese textiles and encourages visitors to consider the value of these objects as they are made and used today.

Find out more here.

Bard Graduate Center Gallery Exhibits



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