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Happy April, Alumni!

I hope you are all starting to feel the effects of springtime – birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and brunch is outside once more.

There are some exciting things to look out for in this alumni newsletter, including a special message from the Digital Media Lab (DML), an alumni spotlight, and, of course, some great job opportunities.

Don’t forget to keep in touch! Is there anything else you would like to see in these newsletters? Anything you would like to share with your fellow alumni? Let us know about any upcoming events, publications, or other opportunities you think should be highlighted!

Best Wishes,

Lolly Burrows (MA ’18)

A Note from the Digital Media Lab

As the DML begins planning digital skills training opportunities for the next academic year, we are looking to extend select offerings to our alumni as well.

With that in mind, we are conducting a survey in order to gather more information about the types of training that would be of value to you in your professional careers and on the job market.

We also would love to hear from our alumni who have already secured positions about the types of digital skills and technologies they commonly use in their jobs.

Please take a moment to fill out this survey and if you have any additional comments or questions, please feel free to reach out to me!


Jesse Merandy
Director of the Digital Media Lab

BGC Alumni Spotlight

Michelle Finamore (PhD ’10) is the Penny Vinik Curator of Fashion Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her upcoming exhibition on view March 21–August 25, Gender Bending Fashion, provides a new and refreshing examination of the history of disruption in fashion. Read more about it in the New York Times article, Looking Beyond the Fashion Binary, and maybe even plan a visit yourself!

Select Career Opportunities

The Musée des Beaux-Arts Montréal is looking for a conservateur(-trice) du design, modern and contemporary decorative arts. Read more.

The Canadian Center for Architecture is seeking a coordinator of curatorial affairs. Read more.

Wadsworth Atheneum is seeking an objects conservator. Read more.

The Virginia Museum of History and Culture is seeking an exhibition coordinator. Read more.

The Oakland Museum of California is seeking an associate curator of history and art. Read more.

The Greene Naftali Gallery in New York, NY is seeking a research associate. Read more.

The Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, CA is seeking a furniture and decorative arts coordinator. Read more.

The Gagosian Gallery in New York, NY is seeking an archivist assistant. Read more.

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

Select Events at BGC

First Wednesdays in the Gallery
Wednesday, April 3
6–8 pm
Explore the exhibitions on view in our gallery while enjoying live jazz and participating in this month’s First Wednesdays Conversation: Paper and Print with Paul Stirton. Read more.

The Colored Museum: Notes on Africana Identity, Power, and Culture in Curatorial Spaces
Tuesday, April 9
6–7:30 pm
In his lecture, Charles F. Peterson will be reading performances such as the use of the museum space in the 2018 film Black Panther and the Beyoncé and Jay-Z music video release, “Apeshit,” as (African) Diasporic and intertextual interventions in hegemonic curatorial spaces. Read more.

Indigenous Experience at World’s Fairs
Wednesday, April 10
6:30–8 pm
A conversation with Lee D. Baker, Laura Graham, Russell Potter, Aaron Glass, in conjunction with The Story Box, on display now in the gallery. Read more.

Symposium: Prudence, Techne, and the Practice of Good Governance in the Early Modern Kunstkammer
Friday, April 12
9:30 am–5:15 pm
This conference explores the intertwined histories and philosophies of governance, techne, and collecting in the early-modern period. Read more.

Decorating Soldiers: Black Manhood, Citizenship, and Things on the Nineteenth-Century Texas Frontier
Tuesday, April 16
6–7:30 pm
Dr. Laurie A. Wilkie, professor of archaeology at UC Berkeley, will deliver this Iris Foundation Awards Lecture looking at materials from Fort Davis between the Reconstruction and Jim Crow eras. Read more.

Failed Social Relations and the Volatility of Cultural Techniques in British Columbia
Wednesday, April 17
6–7:30 pm
Charlotte Townsend-Gault will present at the Indigenous Arts in Transition Seminar. Read more.