Bard Graduate Center is excited to announce its inaugural Summer School in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture. Open to advanced undergraduates (rising juniors and seniors), the program draws on resources at BGC and around New York City to provide an intensive, two-week, graduate-level program on material culture studies. Our topic for 2020 is “Dress—Design—Material Culture, 1850–2000.” The course will look at modern fashion and design through different approaches—methodological, technical, museological—that inform object-based study. Led by faculty members Michele Majer and Paul Stirton, this summer school will combine small seminars, collection and site visits, and materials workshops. Eligible for 3 upper-level undergraduate credits.
Program dates: June 29–July 10, 2020
Application due date: March 1, 2020