“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.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. and include the presentation of the inaugural Stanley N. Katz Prize for Excellence in the Public Humanities.
The National Endowment for the Humanities and state humanities councils were formed to democratize knowledge and to share the joy of the humanities widely. The NJCH applies this notion as central to its founding in 1972.
The Weitzman School’s Graduate Program in Historic Preservation and the Association for Preservation Technology Delaware Valley Chapter presents a two-day symposium, “Rowhouse City: History and Adaption in Philadelphia.” The symposium will take place from October 7 through October 8 at Meyerson Hall, Philadelphia.
“Rowhouse City” will explore the history of the rowhouse in Philadelphia, evaluate its current conditions, and identify the advantages and challenges of preservation in the twenty-first century.
Registration and tickets are required to attend this event. For information on current speakers and registration, click here.