In November 2014 the AFV&A toured Barbara Nessim: An Artful Life at the Bard Graduate Center.
The tour was led by the artist herself Barbara Nessim and Douglas Dodds, curator of the exhibition and Senior Curator in the Word and Image Department at the V&A.
Barbara Nessim was one of the first professional illustrators to master the computer as an artistic tool.
This exhibition examined her sketchbooks, hand-drawn and computer-generated illustrations, paintings, collages, textiles, and fashion.
Several members attended the subsequent lecture by Douglas Dodds at the Bard Graduate Center’s Lecture Hall, From Analogue to Digital: Documenting the History of Computer-Generated Art and Design.