Bard Graduate Center

Artstor and the Bard Graduate Center are collaborating to share approximately 1,400 exhibition installation photographs in the Artstor Digital Library.

The Bard Graduate Center (BGC) is a graduate research institute of Bard College specializing in the decorative arts, design history, and material culture. The BGC opened in New York City in 1993. Its Gallery is an intimate environment for viewing exhibitions curated by the Center's faculty, staff, students, or specialized curatorial consultants, sometimes in collaboration with renowned institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, and the New-York Historical Society.

The Main Gallery annually presents two exhibitions, with related programming, centering on the decorative arts and design. Many exhibitions consider issues and ideas outside the established canons of art history. For example, the BGC has organized monographic exhibitions that examined specific architect-designers and thematic ones addressing the role of women in the history of 20th century design.

The BGC offers hands-on training in object studies at the master's and doctorate level, and also runs an acclaimed lecture and colloquia series. With the opening of the Focus Gallery, the BGC has expanded its commitment to imagining new ways of exhibiting objects and developing an exhibition practice to enrich scholarly discourse. In the Focus Gallery, members of the faculty and BGC Fellows, working in different disciplines, can use the format of the temporary exhibition to convey the central arguments of their scholarship.