Wendy's Subway Reading Room 
March 24 - July 30, 2017

Bard Graduate Center
18 W. 86th Street
New York, NY 10024

Tue, Fri-Sun: 11am-5pm
Wed-Thurs: 11am-8pm

As artists-in-residence, Wendy’s Subway is pleased to present a Reading Room, in conjunction with Bard Graduate Center’s Focus Project exhibitions: New York Crystal Palace 1853 and Design by the Book: Chinese Ritual Objects and the Sanli tu.

The Reading Room at Bard Graduate Center promotes community engagement with artists’ books, periodicals, and other publications selected by Wendy’s Subway for their relationship to the spring exhibitions and public programs. 

Originally designed by Tyler Polich and Hannah Wilentz, the Wendy's Subway Reading Rooms have previously been installed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (New York); White Columns (New York); NADA New York (with Aeromoto, Mexico City); Brown University, (Providence, RI); and the Carnegie Mellon University School of the Arts (Pittsburgh, PA). 

Every month, on select Wednesdays from April through July, poets and writers based in New York and across the country will read new work, variously engaging with titles in the collection and its guiding theme, "ritual and capital." Scroll down for a schedule of upcoming events.

A free limited edition newspaper catalog of the Reading Room collection is available on site.

Over the course of the residency Wendy’s Subway is also seeking submissions for an upcoming publication which will address the potential of ritual under capital. View the call for submissions here