Located in a town house on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the Main Gallery is an intimate environment for viewing exhibitions. The Main Gallery presents three exhibitions annually, curated by members of
the faculty, staff, or curatorial consultants with specialized expertise.
From September 21, 2012, to February 3, 2013, the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture (BGC) will present Circus and the City: New York, 1793-2010, an exhibition that uses New York City as a lens through which to explore the extraordinary development and spectacular pageantry of the American circus. Through a wide variety of ephemera, images, and artifacts, the exhibition documents the history of the circus in the city, from the seminal equestrian displays of the late eighteenth century through the iconic late nineteenth-century American railroad circus to the Big Apple Circus of today.
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