Bard College Catalogue

The Bard College Catalogue contains detailed descriptions of the College's undergraduate programs and courses, curriculum, admission and financial aid procedures, student activities and services, history, campus facilities, affiliated institutions including graduate programs, and faculty and administration.

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Bard College Catalogue 2013-14

Bard College Catalogue 2013-14

Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture

Founded in 1993, the Bard Graduate Center (BGC) is a graduate research institute in New York City dedicated to the study of the cultural history of the material world. The BGC offers programs leading to M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in the history of the decorative arts, design history, and material culture. The curriculum is encyclopedic, with concentrations in comparative medieval culture; early modern Europe; modern design history; New York and American material culture; the history and theory of museums; and archaeology, anthropology, and material culture. The Bard Graduate Center also publishes a journal—West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture—organizes exhibitions, and coordinates research projects, seminars, symposia, and exhibition-related programming. The BGC campus is on West 86th Street in Manhattan, in newly renovated and expanded townhouses just off Central Park and near some of the world’s leading museums.