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Hello BGC Alumni,

Welcome to autumn! Classes have started, the leaves are changing in Central Park, and the air has a nice crispness to it. I am delighted to share the following upcoming programs and job openings with you.

As always, please let us know what you are up to by emailing We love to hear about the opportunities or accomplishments you would like to share with your fellow alumni. If you know of any exciting events coming up in New York or beyond, please share those, too. 

BGC has a limited number of passes to TEFAF, November 1–5 at the Park Avenue Armory.  Please email by October 18 to make a request.

Grace Reff (MA ‘17)

Select Career Opportunities

Bard Graduate Center is looking for a Manager of Grants and Contracts. Read more.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art seeks a specialist in twentieth-century and contemporary architecture and design to become the Daniel Brodsky Curator. Read more

The Museum of Modern Art is hiring an Assistant Educator for Community and Access Programs. Read more

The International Quilt Museum is looking for a Curator of Exhibitions. Read more

The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, CT is looking for a Director of Collections. Read more

The Sheldon Museum of Art is looking for a Curator of Academic Programs to help connect University of Nebraska students and faculty to the museum’s resources. Read more

The Frick Collection is seeking applications for its Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellowship (2020-22). This two-year predoctoral fellowship is awarded to a doctoral candidate interested in pursuing a curatorial career in an art museum. Applications due January 13. Read more

Rutgers University-Camden is hiring an Assistant Professor of Ancient World History (prior to 1000 A.D.) with a specialization in Africa, the Middle East, and/or the Mediterranean world. Materials due by November 15. Read more.

For more job listings please visit the BGC job board here.
password: BGC-careers-2017

Select Events at BGC

BGC Late: Jazz & Conversation in the Gallery
Women Designers: Chanel, Lanvin, Boué Soeurs and Jeanne Paquin
Thursday, October 10
6–8 pm
Enjoy cool jazz, warm vibes, and a glass of wine; see the exhibition and learn from provocative conversations inspired by the objects on view. Read more.

“Children of Strawberry”: Replication and Referentiality in the English Gothic Revival
Wednesday, October 16
6–7:30 pm
Matthew M. Reeve will deliver the inaugural Lee B. Anderson Memorial Lecture on the Gothic. Read more.

The Shock of the Old: Some Reflections on the Bauhaus at 100
Thursday, October 17
6–7:30 pm
Paul Betts is the keynote speaker for the symposium, Re-Forming Modernism: Craft, Design, and Architecture at the Bauhaus. This lecture will focus on the relationship between the Bauhaus and German history and devote special attention to Wilhelm Wagenfeld as emblematic of the school’s legacy across twentieth-century Germany and beyond. Read more.

Symposium—Re-Forming Modernism
Craft, Design, and Architecture at the Bauhaus
Friday, October 18
9:30 am–6:00 pm
This symposium engages with the history and legacy of the Bauhaus as a school of craft and design within the context of design reform during the modern period. Read more.

Fashion, Anxiety, and Society: Labor
Thursday, October 24
6:30–8 pm
With Marissa Nuncio and Elizabeth Wissinger; conversation curated and moderated by Sara Ziff. Read more.

Select Events out in the World

Cocktails and Conversations (Bard Networking Event)
Thursday, October 10
6–8 pm
Join your fellow Bardians for drinks and discussions at an underground speakeasy, 1803, in Lower Manhattan (82 Reade Street, corner of Church Street).

The Chanler Windows for Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
Tuesday, October 8
6:30 pm
Join Art Glass Forum for their first lecture of the 2019/2020 season. Three expert speakers will discuss the windows designed between 1918 and 1923 by Robert Winthrop Chanler for Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.

“Affinities among Friends,” Edmund de Waal and Adam Gopnik
Thursday, October 10
6:30 pm
In conjunction with the exhibition at The Frick Collection, de Waal and Gopnik, staff writer for the New Yorker, will discuss art, writing, and other relevant topics. 

Talk | Anna’s Interiors
Saturday, October 12
4 pm
A conversation with the fashion design icon, Anna Sui, and Vanessa Lawrence, senior editor of Elle Décor at the Museum of Art & Design.

Center of Attention at the Noguchi Museum
Sunday, October 13
3:30 pm
A conversation focused on Isamu Noguchi’s Trinity (1945), featured in the current special exhibition Noguchi: Body-Space Devices.