Bard College Receives $25 Million Endowment Gift from Gochman Family Foundation Supporting Renamed American and Indigenous Studies Program
Bard College is excited to announce a transformational $25 million endowment gift from the Gochman Family Foundation, which will substantially advance its work deepening diversity and equity in American Studies with a Center for Indigenous Studies, faculty appointments and student scholarships, and the appointment of an Indigenous Curatorial Fellow at Center for Curatorial Studies. The College’s American Studies Program will be renamed American and Indigenous Studies to more fully reflect continental history and to place Native American and Indigenous Studies at the heart of curricular innovation and development.
Bard College Awarded $1.49 Million Grant from Mellon Foundation for American Studies Initiative
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Bard College a $1.49 million grant for its “Rethinking Place: Bard-on-Mahicantuck” project. Rethinking Place: Bard-on-Mahicantuck proposes a Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) approach to a revitalized American Studies curriculum and undertakes an expansive understanding of land acknowledgment that goes beyond addressing a single institution’s history in regards to Native peoples.
Recent Senior Projects
- “Black Oiler,” a narrative of a Black male told through music and the lenses of different African diasporic authors
- “Towards a Celebration of Native Resilience: Interrupting National Myth-Making in the American Classroom”
- “‘A Visit to the Coffee Houses’: How Local News Wrote about the Humoresque Coffeeshop Raids”
Visit the Bard Digital Commons for a complete archive of Senior Projects in American and Indigenous Studies.
Courses and Requirements
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American Studies News
Whitney Biennial 2024 to Feature Bard College Faculty and Alums
Works by Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Sarah Hennies; Assistant Professor of American and Indigenous Studies, Distinguished Artist in Residence in Studio Arts, and Bard MFA Faculty in Music/Sound Kite MFA ’18; and Bard MFA Faculty in Sculpture Lotus Laurie Kang MFA ’15 will be featured in Whitney Biennial 2024: Even Better Than the Real Thing alongside those by alums Diane Severin Nguyen MFA ’20, Carolyn Lazard ’10, and Eddie Rodolfo Aparicio ’12. The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College graduate Min Sun Jeon CCS ’22 helped to organize the exhibition.
Bard College Hosts Second Annual Rethinking Place: Bard-on-Mahicantuck Conference on Indigenous Research Methods and Practice in the Liberal Arts, October 12–14
Bard College will host the second annual conference of Rethinking Place: Bard-on-Mahicantuck from October 12 through 14. The conference, “Indigenous Research Methods and Practice in the Liberal Arts: Refusal, Creation, and Intersectionality,” explores the topic of “research” within the humanities. Building on last year’s conference surrounding methods, viewpoints, and experiences of archives within Native American and Indigenous Studies and African American Studies, this conference explores historically marginalized epistemologies of social sciences and arts research. This is the second of three annual conferences supported by Rethinking Place: Bard-on-Mahicantuck, part of the Mellon Foundation’s Humanities for All Times initiative.
Indian Theater at Hessel Museum Is a New York Times Critic’s Pick
The Zora Neale Hurston Writing Fellowship at Bard College Welcomes Five Writers for Its 2023 Summer Residency Program
Center for Indigenous Studies at Bard College Presents Inaugural Public Performances and Artist Talks in June and July
Groundbreaking Survey Examining Performance and Objecthood in Native North American Contemporary Art Opens at CCS Bard’s Hessel Museum of Art, June 2023
Bard Archaeology Students Work on Excavation at Fisher Center’s Maya Lin Building Site, Reports the Daily Catch
Bard College Hosts Harvard Professor Glenda Carpio as Inaugural Rethinking Place: Bard-on-Mahicantuck Toni Morrison Lecturer on April 20
“Self-determination is the basis for any decolonial movement”: Candice Hopkins Interviewed in ArtReview about Indigenous Studies and Native Art Initiatives at Bard