Posted on December 12th, 2019

Notes from the Chair

AHVC Poster Session and Alumni Night

The Art History and Visual Culture Program held its annual Poster Session and Alumni night, Wednesday, December 11th in RKC Lobby.
Seniors talked about their projects using posters, a succinct visual presentation,  that displayed their main idea, and images and objects they were working with.  Seniors were able to “see” and discuss their peer’s projects. Alumni Chris McCloskey ’08 and Ehm West ’19 discussed their lives since graduating and gave advice on improving skill sets and getting jobs.  Salvatore’s Grandma Pizza and Tivoli Bakery treats completed the very enjoyable event.


Happenings at Bard

Prof. Susan Merriam’s Curiosity Cabinet Class Displays in the Vitrines

The students in Professor Susan Merriam’s Curiosity Cabinet course have done some fascinating work at Montgomery Place this semester. They’ve been delving into the collection, which houses more than 8,000 objects, to research some of the most unique pieces. The course explores the historical phenomenon of the curiosity cabinet, a precursor to the modern museum. Yesterday, they opened an exhibition at the Stevenson Library showcasing their work. Well done! #bardcollege #arthistory #hudsonvalley