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Installation Workshop: Swedish Wooden Toys

posted on 23 Sep 2015 16:06 by Elena Pinto Simon

On September 10, Founder and Director Susan Weber led students and staff in an installation workshop, for Swedish Wooden Toys, even as Associate Gallery Director Ian Sullivan and his team were finishing up the install for this magical and well-received exhibition.

Swedish Wooden Toys opened to the public on Friday, September 18th.

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These installation workshops have become a regular event for most main gallery exhibitions, and are looked forward to by all – providing an important “behind the scenes” look at exhibition making. In this session, the galleries were filled with joyful sights of childhood, as the antique toys showed off the crafts and skills of early toymakers, from early hand-carved small animals to the iconic images of Swedish childhood : beautifully painted horses, rocking animals, cars, trains, and spectacular doll houses.

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The exhibition will be up throughout the fall , and provides wonder and instruction to children and adults of all ages. Bard Grad Center invites you to take a walk through what will undoubtedly be a world of memories for many – whether you played with toys like this yourself, or not.

Swedish Wooden Toys is a gateway to the world of childhood.

Go here for more information about this wonderful exhibition:

http://www.bgc.bard.edu/gallery/gallery-at-bgc/swedish-wooden-toys.html


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...back on the road again....

posted on 17 Sep 2015 17:09 by Elena Pinto Simon

If it is September, it is the time for Bard Grad Center Grad School Fairs, Information sessions and Open Houses!

This year my colleague Keith Condon and I will be doing a lot of school visits — so if you think you might be interested in learning more about our academic programs, check our list, below, and try to stop by one of the fairs, or the Open Houses that we are hosting.

**NEW THIS YEAR:

We are excited to be hosting our first off-site Open Houses this fall in Boston and Chicago. In Boston, the MFA Boston is graciously hosting our event, set for Nov. 12th, and in Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago will host our event in their Education Center. Feel free to RSVP to me for either of these two events, or, you can also make a reservation at http://www.bgc.bard.edu/programs/admissions/open-houses.html**

Here is our schedule so far. We'll be adding more stops, so check our website as the fall progresses…..

I look forward to meeting and talking to you!

Here's our schedule so far….

9/15 New York IDEALIST: NYU
5:00-8:00

9/24 William & Mary
12:00-4:00

10/1 Washington, DC IDEALIST : Washington Convention Center
5:00-8:00

10/1 University of Illinois-Chicago
3:00-7:00

10/5 Hamilton College
4:30-6:30

10/6 Union College
11:00-1:00

10/6 Skidmore College
5:00-7:00

10/7 Mount Holyoke College
11:00-1:00

10/7 Smith College
4:30-6:30

10/7 University of Toronto
11:00-2:00

10/12 University of Wisconsin
3:00-6:00

10/13 Lawrence University
11:00-1:30

10/19 Davidson College
11:00-1:00

10/20 University of North Carolina
1:00-4:00

10/26 Vassar College
12:00-2:00

10/26 UCLA
11:00-3:00

10/27 Scripps College
11:00-1:00

10/27 Pomona College
2:00-4:00

10/28 UC Riverside
10:00-1:30

10/28 USC
3:30-5:00

11/3 McGill University
11:00-3:00

11/4 Concordia University
12:00-4:00

11/18 SUNY-Purchase
11:30-2:00

OPEN HOUSES

NEW YORK: Oct. 11, 25, Nov.3 At the BGC, NYC, 11 am to 1pm
BOSTON: Nov.12th, 6-7 pm, AT the MFA, Boston (RSVP to ude.drab.cgb|nomis.anele#ude.drab.cgb|nomis.anele)
CHICAGO: Nov.19th , 6-7 pm AT the Art Institute of Chicago (RSVP to ude.drab.cgb|nomis.anele#ude.drab.cgb|nomis.anele)


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