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Hello again, Alumni!

It seems that summer has finally arrived! Time for picnics in the park, sunset views from the Met’s rooftop garden, and most of all, for the newest set of BGC graduates to join our ranks! Welcome, recent graduates!! May I take a moment to introduce you to our alumni newsletter – a forum for updates, job opportunities, events, and a way to keep in touch with your fellow dec arts, design history, and material culture nerds.

Do you have a special announcement? Know of an opportunity you’d like to share? Let us know what you’re up to and you may be featured in our Alumni Spotlight section.

This newsletter is for you – if there’s something you would like to see more of, less of…any way in which we can improve this resource, I am listening.

For now, just enjoy these sunny days and don’t forget to keep in touch!

Best Wishes,
Lolly Burrows (MA ’18)

Challenge Match to BGC Alumni!

Make a gift in any amount to BGC by June 30, 2019, and it will be matched threefold by a generous board member, up to $10,000. Your gift of $100, for example, will be matched with $300, providing $400 for our tuition assistance and research digitization programs. Thanks in advance for your support!

Donate to BGC today!

A Note for Last Year’s Grads, Class of 2018

Your BGC emails will be expiring soon! You should have received an email from our very own Keith Condon with details and instructions on updating your contact information. To learn more, click here.

BGC Alumni Spotlight

Congratulations to Sarah Archer (MA ’06), whose new book, The Midcentury Kitchen: America’s Favorite Room, from Workspace to Dreamscape, 1940s-1970s, hit the shelves earlier this month! NIcola Twilley of Gastropod describes it as “the story of how the center of the American home came to look the way it does today – and what that can tell us about gender, capitalism, and social norms.” This is Sarah’s second book, following Midcentury Christmas which explores the material culture of Christmas during the Cold War in the United States. The Midcentury Kitchen is available now online, or find it at your local indie bookseller!

Select Career Opportunities

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is seeking an associate curator of Greek and Roman art. Read more.

The Barnes Foundation is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow in Egyptian art. This is a two-year position. Read more.

The Winterthur Museum is seeking a museum collections cataloging assistant. Read more.

The Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. is looking for a social media community specialist. Read more.
MICRO in New York City is looking for an exhibition product manager. Read more.
The Arizona Historical Society in Tucson is looking for a museum curator. Read more.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City is looking for a curator of Japanese art. Read more.
The Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles is looking for an associate curator. Read more.
For more job listings please visit the BGC job board here.
password: BGC-careers-2017

Select Events at BGC

Bauhaus Femininities in Transformation
Thursday, June 6th
6:30–8 pm

This talk is being given by Elizabeth Otto, a specialist in gender, art history, and the visual cultures of modernism. Together with Patrick Rössler, she wrote Bauhaus Women: A Global Perspective (Herbert Press, 2019), a major new survey of female Bauhaus artists and designers. Read more.

Jewelry Re-Coded
Saturday, June 8th
11–3 pm

Join us for a tour of the exhibition A View from the Jeweler’s Bench: Ancient Treasures, Contemporary Statements with curator Sasha Nixon (MA ’18) followed by a panel discussion featuring Nixon; decorative arts scholar Levi Higgs; jewelers Gabriella Kiss and Mary Hallam Pearse; and jewelry historian Bella Neyman of New York City Jewelry Week. Then get your hands on some jewels courtesy of Sienna Patti Contemporary. Read more.

Designing Nationalism
Wednesday, June 12th
6:30–8 pm

A conversation featuring Jarrett Fuller, co-founder of twenty-six design studio; Silas Munro, founder of graphic design studio Poly-mode; and Anne Quito, writer and design critic. Read more.

Dada and Film
Thursday, June 13th
6:30–8 pm

This program includes seven short films by key participants in the Dada movement. Ranging from early experiments in abstract cinema to the whimsical absurdity more commonly associated with Dada, these seven films offer a glimpse into a radical literary and artistic movement that had a profound impact on the arts of the twentieth and twenty-first century. Read more.

Select Events out in the World

Making Gotham: A Talk with Kamau Ware
Wednesday, June 12th
6–8 pm

The American Folk Art Museum invites you to attend an evening with artist and historian Kamau Ware as he leads a gallery talk to expand on the historical narratives depicted in Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art.

Expanding Perspectives: Our New York Histories
Wednesday, June 19th
6:30–8 pm

This panel discussion, also at the American Folk Art Museum, is a convening of contemporary artists and historians whose work shines a light on underrepresented and diverse histories of early New York City and how they impact our lives today.

Innovating Public Art
Friday, June 21st
9 am–12 pm

Innovating Public Art at Madison Square Park Conservancy explores how the commissioning and creation of public art has evolved from being a form for commemoration into a catalyst for conversation, focusing on work that challenges the public and incites debate.