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Hello Alumni,

I hope you are staying healthy and have settled into some new sense of normalcy.

Today, I am pleased to let everyone know that BGC has launched a BGC Student Emergency Fund. The mission of the Bard Graduate Center Student Emergency Fund (BGCSEF) is to provide relief from extraordinary financial stress and enable students to maintain engagement in their BGC research and academic careers.

The fund aims to assist students who are experiencing unexpected, significant challenges during this current crisis.  Brandy Culp (MA ’04) is on the committee for the fund.  If you would like to contribute to this effort or learn more about it, there is more information online HERE If you have any questions, you can email  

Bard Graduate Center’s buildings on West 86th Street remain closed and public programs are cancelled through June 30. If you’re craving some material culture sustenance during this time of social distancing, don’t forget that many BGC lectures and symposia recordings are archived on our YouTube page.

As COVID-19 affects the ways we engage with one another, there’s no better moment than now to connect with your fellow alumni on Facebook and LinkedIn. We would also love your input regarding alumni content. Send a reply to this email with any suggestions.

And finally, we’d love to just hear how you’re doing and how we can help. 

Please stay well and keep in touch!

Grace Reff (MA ’17)

Alumni Spotlight

Hadley Welch Jenson (PhD ‘18) was recently appointed as a Research Fellow at the Lunder Institute for American Art for 2020-2021. In this position, she will pursue scholarship on artistic modernisms of the Southwest, a topic which directly aligns with a Focus Project exhibition she is developing for the BGC Gallery in Fall 2021. Congratulations, Hadley!

Dallas-based art consultant and BGC alum, Jennifer Klos (MA ‘07), was recently recognized in an article in Texas luxury lifestyle publication, PaperCity Magazine, for her partnership with designer Philip Thomas Vanderford and their collaboration on a gorgeous Dallas home.

One More Thing

BGC’s “One More Thing” series, in which one person discusses one object for one minute, is now live! Follow BGC on Instagram at @bardgradcenter so you don’t miss the daily videos. Interested in participating? There’s still time to contribute. Please fill out this google form and we’ll be in touch.

Select Career Opportunities

*Because of COVID-19, please double-check job links for changing deadlines or elimination of positions.*

Yale University seeks to appoint a postdoctoral fellow with research expertise in critical humanities to work on a project funded by the Mellon Foundation, called “The Order of Multitudes,” which examines histories of collections and the organization of knowledge.  

The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Michigan is hiring a Conservation Manager to join its Material Culture team and manage all aspects of the conservation of the House’s collections, which include furnishings, decorative arts, textiles, paintings, outdoor sculptures, vehicles, and architectural features and historic finishes both interior and exterior.

The National Museum of Scotland seeks to appoint an Assistant Curator to support the work of the Department of World Cultures, working primarily on the Japanese collection.

The Corning Museum of Glass is accepting applications for its paid 2020 Summer Rakow Research Library Public History Internship. This position is focused on conducting research for a forthcoming documentary on the seminal glass performance art troupe, the B-Team, which was founded by Zesty Meyers and Evan Snyderman in 1991.

Indiana University is hiring a Director of Curatorial Affairs to lead the Eskenazi Museum of Art’s exhibitions and collections-focused initiatives and activities.

For more job listings: please visit the BGC job board.
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