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.

Installation view of the exhibition Revisions—Zen for Film (September 18, 2015–January 10, 2016) at Bard Graduate Center Gallery. Photograph by Bruce White.

Revisions—Zen for Film


"Oyster stands in Fulton Market."

Visualizing 19th-Century New York

John Lennon Remembered

Barbara Nessim: An Artful Life

Broadway. New York, From the Western Union Telegraph Building, looking North

Visualizing 19th-Century New York



Lady Burlington’s Flower Garden, Chiswick

William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain

Model for the effigy of Isaac Newton, Westminster Abbey

William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain