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Hello everyone!

My aim with this BGC Alumni Newsletter (December 17–January 15) is to let you know of a variety of ways that your holiday season can be a feast for the mind as well as the stomach. It is full of updates on alumni achievements, career opportunities, upcoming event highlights at BGC, and information about where our fellow alumni are living and working around the world.

I look forward to hearing about any important events or publications that you would like to share with your fellow alumni. We are always looking for more exciting content.

Best wishes,

Sasha Nixon (MA ’18)

BGC Alumni News

Ezra Shales was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship at HDK as a researcher and guest lecturer. Shales will undertake research on the history of exhibitions held in the Röhsska Museum. He is going to evaluate how staged presentations of the ideal modern home have presented handicraft and addressed the issue of the conditions of its production. In addition to his own research Ezra will deliver a series of open lectures and a seminar for the master students in crafts at HDK.

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The Frick Collection is now accepting applications for the 2019–21 Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellowship. The deadline for submissions is January 7, 2019. Read more.
Please contact with any questions.

Drexel University is seeking a Assistant Professor of Art History. Read more.

Artnet is seeking a Decorative Arts Specialist, Price Database. Read more. Please contact with any questions.

AAMC is seeking an Administrator. Read more.

Dovetail Design Strategists, a boutique independent architect selection firm is seeking a Project Administrator. Read more. Please contact with any questions.

Fort Ticonderoga is seeking a Curatorial Assistant. The deadline for submissions is December 15. Read more.

The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa is seeking a University Gallery Director. Read more.

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is seeking a Historic Sites Manager. Read more.

The Journal Design and Culture is accepting submissions of scholarly articles on the dynamic, contingent relationships between design and its many cultural contexts. Read more.

The Rothermere American Institute is inviting papers for “Arts Patronage in Modern America” at the University of Oxford in England, June 26–28, 2019. Deadline for submissions is January 4. Read more.

William & Mary Lemon Project has invited proposals for the 9th Annual Lemon Project Spring Symposium, “Celebrating Legacies, Constructing Futures: Four Hundred Years of Black Community and Culture” in Williamsburg, VA, on March 15 and 16, 2019. Deadline for submissions is January 11. Read more.

The Society of Architectural Historians is accepting session proposals for their Annual International Conference in Seattle, WA (April 29–May 3, 2019). Deadline for submissions is January 15. Read more.

The Center for Italian Modern Art calls for papers for their “Metaphysical Masterpieces Study Days,” in New York, NY on April 26 and 27, 2019. Deadline for submissions is January 27. Read more.

Call for papers for Trial By Fire Conference, a free interdisciplinary conference about the transformative power of fire. May 17–18, 2019; Institute of Archaeology UCL. Abstracts are due by January 31. Read more.

For more job listings please visit the BGC job board.

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Select Events at BGC

Sunday, January 6
11 am–12 pm

Ittai Weinryb, curator of the exhibition Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place, will lead an in-depth tour to give audiences a behind the scenes look at this expansive exhibition. RSVP required. Read more.

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Wednesday, December 19
6–7 pm

The Frick Collection in New York, NY will present an Alex Gordon Lecture in the History of Art: “Seeing God and the Duke: The Charterhouse of Champmol,” Susie Nash (Deborah Loeb Brice Professor of Renaissance Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art). The Charterhouse of Champmol in Dijon was founded in the 1380s as a ducal mausoleum by Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, and it became home to an astonishing array of paintings and sculpture. This lecture considers how some of these images, particularly the monumental sculpture of Claus Sluter, were installed, experienced, and protected—both by the resident Carthusians and the dukes who patronized them. Read more. Livestream here.

February 17–19

The Small Museum Association is hosting its Annual Conference in College Park, MD. Register here.

February 25–26

The American Alliance of Museums is hosting its annual Museum Advocacy Day in Washington, DC. Read more.

February 27–March 1

The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums is hosting “Building Museums” in New York, NY. Read more.

Exhibition on view until February 24, 2019

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY currently has “Jewelry: The Body Transformed” on view, one of the largest jewelry exhibitions ever seen. It traverses all time periods and explores how jewelry acts upon and activates the body it adorns.

Exhibition on view until January 27, 2019

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London, UK currently has “Fashioned from Nature” on view. This exhibition presents fashionable dress alongside natural history specimens, innovative new fabrics and dyeing processes. Read more.