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Hello Alumni,

Here’s your next roundup of alumni news and resources.

If you’re able, join us at 12 noon today for BGC Gallery’s online discussion with Eileen Gray curator, Cloé Pitiot, and project director Nina Stritzler-Levine about Gray as an architect. You can register for the event here

As we head into the final month of summer, I hope you’re able to spend some extra time outside (responsibly!) during these next few weeks while it’s still warm and the days are long.

Until next time,
Grace Reff (MA ’17)

Alumni Spotlight

BGC alum Brandy S. Culp (MA ‘06) will be speaking during Historic Deerfield’s upcoming one-day virtual forum, “The Bitter and the Sweet: The Material Culture of Sugar in Early New England.” Her lecture will explore the material world fueled and shaped by sugar, encompassing the history of the trade and its human impact to the goods generated around its use. Her lecture will be accompanied by three object talks and other presentations by historians, curators, and archaeologists on the material culture and history of sugar in New England. The forum will take place on Saturday, September 26 from 9:30 am to 5 pm.

Select Career Opportunities

The Kentucky Museum has an opening for a paid, 2-year Luce Foundation Term Assistant Curator for Folk Art. This position will direct a Folk Art Digitization Project that will document and digitize the Folk Art Collection, which features approximately 750 works from the 1780s to the present representing a broad range of Kentucky artistic and craft traditions. 

The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) is hiring a Visiting Curator and a Visiting Public Historian of the Southern Black and African-American Experience. 

The Jewish Museum is looking to hire a Development Officer, Education to manage funding for a diverse portfolio of school, public, family and access programs.  

Planting Fields Foundation is seeking a Director of Collections and Curatorial Initiatives.

The Greenwich Historical Society is hiring a Project Archivist to process and catalog archival and manuscript material, rehouse material in archival enclosures, create finding aids and resources records, and enter finding aids in ArchivesSpace. This is a temporary grant-funded position. 

The Obama Foundation in Chicago seeks applications for a Museum Collections Assistant to support collections development and management, and exhibitions-related activity associated with the design and development of the Obama Presidential Center and its inaugural core exhibits.

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

Virtual Events Out In The World

Eileen Gray: Issues in Research and Architecture
Thursday, August 27
12 pm
Please join us for today for this online discussion with Eileen Gray curator Cloé Pitiot and Eileen Gray project director Nina Stritzler-Levine about Eileen Gray as an architect. Gray developed numerous projects throughout her long career, but her architectural work began in the early 1920s when she designed a series of hypothetical projects and built works. Among these were private houses for leisure retreat, public leisure facilities, social projects, and urban structures. New discoveries about several projects from this period suggest Gray’s involvement in previously unattributed designs. Join us for a discussion of this new research and the many remaining unanswered questions about Gray’s architecture.

Design for Women’s Bodies: A Discussion
Monday, August 31
8 pm
Attend this virtual talk in celebration of MoMA Design Store’s Design Innovation for Women Pop-Up. Speakers will include Paola Antonelli, senior curator at MoMA; Jimena Acosta, independent curator; and Michelle Fisher, curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts at the MFA Boston. 

Reshaping Modest Fashion
Tuesday, September 1
2 pm
Presented as a complement to Cooper Hewitt’s exhibition, Contemporary Muslim Fashions, this panel will explore current dialogues about size inclusivity within the modest fashion sector from the perspectives of modest fashion designers, retailers, models, and social media influencers.The conversation will be moderated by Laura L. Camerlengo, associate curator of Costume and Textile Arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Engagement at Material Symposium
Friday, September 18
11 am
Attend a morning of talks exploring alternative ways of living through ‘Active Engagement’ by art and design practitioners. What are the opportunities and benefits of actively engaging audiences and communities to embed agency for long-term mutual benefit, sustainability and impact? This event is hosted by the Royal College of Art.