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The Bard Graduate Center

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Directly Across Central Park From The Met

Bard's current exhibition, Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place, is worth seeing. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steven T
New York City, New York
Hidden Gem that should be visited more

The Bard Graduate Center is easy to miss but shouldn't be when visiting the Upper West Side. It is... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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“Directly Across Central Park From The Met”
9 Apr 2018
“Hidden Gem that should be visited more”
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bard's current exhibition, Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place, is worth seeing. It includes a number of loans from the Metropolitan Museum, underscoring a close relationship between the two institutions. There is extensive interpretation of each object. Words of art that may...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

The Bard Graduate Center is easy to miss but shouldn't be when visiting the Upper West Side. It is hidden in a small brownstone right near Central Park West and does not have much signage. What is lacks in advertising it makes up in exhibitions...More

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Having recently visited The Osborne House on the Isle of Wight it was wonderful to see the artists behind it. Learning about the Kipling family was rewarding. I learned so much. This facility is easy to visit. It is so clean and has a coat...More

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the exposition of Alvar Alto and it was a nice surprise in this small space. We have seen different paint of the designer and also structures produced by him. Personnel in the museum is so kind. Unfortunately the museum is not simple to...More

Thank stefano c
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Visited in late December 2015 and saw the Swedish Wooden Toy show. The galleries are relatively small on each floor but there are 4 floors for viewing. The show was well curated and worth seeing, especially since the suggested donation was waived because it was...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2015

A brief visit to this small museum (currently showing Swedish toys) was made even more delightful by friendly staff. A fabulous townhouse setting tucked just off Central Park. Walk down to Fika on 78th street and Broadway for coffee afterwards to complete a visit to...More

Thank ChelseaNicola
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Lovely townhouse with three floors of exhibition space. Modest charge. This was an exhibit of Swedish wooden toys. Fascinating.

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Reviewed 17 August 2013

I usually find myself at an unexpectedly wonderful little exhibition here as a result of pure serendipity. If you should happen to walk past the Center, as I do from time to time, check out the exhibition and, if you are remotely interested in the...More

Thank AMAPhD
Reviewed 22 January 2013

When I read about their "Circus And The City" show, I decided it was time to finally visit Bard's Art & Design Center. It's in a beautiful old town house on the West Side, and the four floors of well-designed galleries are easy to navigate....More

Thank carly5
Reviewed 1 January 2012

I went there for the Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones at the Bard Graduate Center,It's very small in size,the organization is good in layout wise,There's a lot of good inspiration for an artist or designer,However they don't allow photography but they allow you to...More

Thank Beth941
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downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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