Student Participation in Exhibitions
Harvard Art Museums
Bard Graduate Center Focus Gallery
Exhibitions in the Focus Gallery are curated by faculty members or BGC-AMNH postdoctoral fellows in museum anthropology, in collaboration with BGC graduate students. Since 2012, these exhibitions have been overseen by Ivan Gaskell, Professor and Head of the Focus Gallery Project.
Spring 2013 - Confluences: An American Expedition to Northern Burma, 1935, (link)
Curated by Erin L. Hasinoff, BGC-AMNH Postdoctoral Fellow in Museum Anthropology
Past, Current and Upcoming Focus Gallery Exhibitions (link)
Bard Graduate Center Main Gallery
Beginning in 2002, the BGC has collaborated with other New York City institutions on exhibitions which have a central teaching component. Our most frequent partner has been the Metropolitan Museum of Art; we have also collaborated with The New-York Historical Society and the New York Public Library. A BGC faculty member and the respective institution's curator establish a theme for the exhibition and then create a 3-semester long mini-curriculum, moving from general to particular and functioning as a survey of content, a writing seminar in the objects to be shown, and an introduction to the premises of exhibitions as intellectual and aesthetic phenomena. Students are involved in all stages of the exhibition and write for the catalogues, which are published with Yale University Press. Since 2008, these exhibitions have been overseen by Deborah L. Krohn, Associate Professor and Coordinator of History and Theory of Museums.
Spring 2013 - Salvaging the Past: Georges Hoentschel and French Decorative Arts from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (link). Co-curated by Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide, Curator of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Deborah L. Krohn, Associate Professor and Coordinator of History and Theory of Museums, BGC; and Ulrich Leben, Visiting Faculty, BGC
Past and Current Main Gallery Exhibitions with Student Participation (link)
For more information on the history of these exhibitions, see Projects (link).