Bard Graduate Center: Conserving Active Matter and Richard Tuttle: What Is the Object?

March 25, 2022 @ 1:30 pm – July 10, 2022 @ 2:30 pm

The Bard Graduate Center presents Conserving Active Matter and Richard Tuttle: What Is the Object? The exhibitions will both be on display until July 10.

“Conserving Active Matter” explores the activity of matter through objects that span five continents that range from the Paleolithic Period to the present. The exhibition envisions the work of conservation as essential for the lives of the things that sustain us. The Bard Graduate Center also offers an online exhibition for “Conserving Active Matter” that aims to answer questions such as: “what is conservation” and “where is the future of conservation?”

“Richard Tuttle: What Is the Object?” explores the meaning of objects through the eyes of celebrated contemporary American artist Richard Tuttle. Viewers will be able to view, pick up, and hold 75 items drawn from Tuttle’s own collection including metal work, hats, decorative sculptures, vintage fabrics, and antique curios. The exhibition also includes nine works by Tuttle along with sculptural furniture he designed to display his objects.

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The Bard Graduate Center is devoted to the study of decorative arts, design history, and material culture through research, advanced degrees, exhibitions, publications, and events.