Bard Graduate Center

Bard Graduate Center

Bard Graduate Center

Date Founded



18 West 86th Street, New York, 10024, England

Company Description

Bard Graduate Center is a graduate research institute located in Manhattan’s Upper West Side Historic District. Our Gallery exhibitions and publications, MA and PhD programs, and research initiatives explore new ways of thinking about decorative arts, design history, and material culture. At Bard Graduate Center, we study the human past through its material traces. We study objects—from those created for obvious aesthetic value to the ordinary things that are part of everyday life. Learning is what Bard Graduate Center is all about. Our accomplished faculty inspire students to strive for excellence, knowing that this will prepare them for the intellectual and professional rigors of careers in academia, in museums, and in the private sector. This high standard is equally the hallmark of the Gallery’s acclaimed exhibitions and related public programs. The Center’s campus comprises a state-of-the-art academic programs building at 38 West 86th Street, the Gallery at 18 West 86th Street, and a residence hall at 410 West 58th Street. Each has been beautifully renovated and designed by the accomplished firm Ennead Architects. Founded by Dr. Susan Weber in 1993, Bard Graduate Center is an academic unit of Bard College through which it is accredited and a member of the Association of Research Institutes in Art History (ARIAH).

Executives & Employees


Chief Operating Officer

Dean & Professor

Dean of Academic Administration & Student Affairs

Curator & Head of the Focus Gallery Project

Head of New Media Research

Director of Security

Gallery Director

Associate Gallery Director & Chief Curator

Director of Publishing

Distinguished Alumni
John D. Ward is now Senior Vice President & Head, Silver Department at Sotheby's
Marcella Ruble is now Partner at Harris and Ruble
Kristina Gropper is now Senior Researcher at The Helen Brown Group LLC
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