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Hello everyone!

First, on behalf of everyone at BGC, I want to express our concern for our alumni in California who may be affected by the fires. We hope that you and your families are safe.

This BGC Alumni Newsletter for November 27th–December 11th will be short and sweet as everyone prepares to spend time with family and friends during the Holidays. On this giving Tuesday, consider what giving back means to you, especially important given the current environmental and political climate. Consider donating time to the local soup kitchen, or donating monetarily depending on your financial status. If the crisis in California has moved you, consider the LA Fire Department which is raising funds for hydration packs. If you appreciate the ongoing programming offered by the Bard Graduate Center, donations help make them happen.

This newsletter is full of updates on alumni achievements, career opportunities, and upcoming event highlights at BGC and where our fellow alumni are living and working around the world. I would love your feedback and look forward to hearing about any important events or publications that you would like to share alumni. We are always looking for more exciting content.

Best wishes,

Sasha Nixon (MA ’18)


BGC Alumni News

Send us your achievements! Publish a paper or book? Are you involved in an exhibition you would like to promote? Get a puppy? We would love to hear about it.

Select Career Opportunities

Dienst + Dotter Antikviteter is the world’s leading dealer in Scandinavian and Norther European antiques, paintings and decorative objects spanning from the Baroque to Mid-Century with a selection of Contemporary artists. They are currently looking to fill a full-time position for an ambitious, friendly and motivated Gallery Associate Director. Read more. They are also looking for an intern. Read more.

The School of Art + Art History at the University of Florida seeks an Assistant or Associate Professor in Museum Studies. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure track faculty position with an expected start date of August 16, 2019. Read more.

The Museum of Modern Art (NYC) seeks a Managing Editor, Exhibition Designer, Department Manager of Publications, Assistant Director of Public Affairs, and a Retail Art Director. Read more.

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) at New York University is now accepting applications for fall 2019 enrollment in its Ph.D. Program in the Ancient World. The recommended deadline is December 18th, and the final deadline is January 4th. Read more.

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

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


Select Events at BGC

Wednesday, December 5
Katie Scott (Professor of Art History, The Courtauld Institute of Art) will deliver a Françoise and Georges Selz Lecture on Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century French Decorative Arts and Culture. Her talk is entitled “Artists as Consumers: A Picture, a Snuffbox, a Teacup, a Carriage, an Umbrella, and a Bath.”

Wednesday, December 5
Dr. Sylvie L. Merian, an Armenian manuscript and book scholar, will lead a First Wednesdays Conversation on the Armenian gospel book on display in the exhibition Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place. Museum admission and gallery programs will be free from 6–8 pm on the first Wednesday evening of the month (except September and January). Visitors will have access to the exhibitions, enjoy live jazz and free drinks.

Saturday, December 8
1:30–4:30pm (at the East Coast Memorial in Battery Park)
Ex Voto NYC is a series of programs designed to explore votive practice today. Objects of Care & Resistance from the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands is a conversation between Luis Osuna from Armadillos Busqueda y RescateRobin Reineke from the Colibrí Center for Human Rights, Alyn Mare from No More DeathsAlvaro Enciso, artist and member of Tucson Samaritans, and artist Karlito Miller Espinosa.

On Saturday December 8th, families of missing migrants along with artists and migrant justice groups from the borderlands will hold a vigil in Battery Park to demand justice for those who have disappeared or died while crossing the U.S.-México border. We will bear witness to the unjust loss of life inflicted by a militarized border, listening to family testimonies and reading the names of some of the (at least) 7,216 people who have perished during their journey. We will also engage in an act of collective monument-making, building a remembrance altar to honor those lost and the families who search tirelessly for them. All are welcome, and we invite you to bring an offering to contribute to the remembrance altar. Read more.


Select Events Out in the World

For this newsletter, I have devoted this section to workshops and creative opportunities. Whether you are looking to refine your writing skills, a change of pace, or to better understand a practical component of an art form, these are only a few of the offerings around. And while you are exploring all of these artistic endeavors (or dealing with Holiday stress) take care of your body. Wellness for Makers is an amazing resource to do just that.

There are multiple dates for the following:

Offering workshops on a variety of subjects from making posters by woodblock printing, drawing, photography, to refining your writing, the Fine Arts Work Center (Provincetown, MA) is a wonderful resource for academics and artists alike. Read more.

The Textile Museum of Canada (Toronto, Ontario) offers free workshops offering instruction on textile techniques twice a month. Read more.

The MFA Boston has opened registration for their studio art courses for the Fall and Winter. Read more.

The Victoria & Albert has opened registration for courses and workshops on diverse topics including fashion and textiles, and digital design. Read more.