Object of the Month showcases a particular object from an exhibition at the BGC with a commentary written by a curator, professor, student or guest. The visitor is able to look very closely at the object, sometimes even more closely than is possible in the gallery itself, while being guided through its nature and history. This combination of intensive investigation of the object and extensive examination of its context represent guiding principles at work in the gallery and classrooms of the BGC.

Friede DeMarlo frog head and costume

Circus and the City: New York, 1793-2010

Sketch to explore the topography of the chaotic attractor

The Islands of Benoît Mandelbrot Fractals, Chaos, and the Materiality of Thinking

“Mr. Sage, Proprietor of the Great American Circus from the City of New York”

Circus and the City: New York, 1793-2010