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Dear Alumni,

Can you believe we are in the final weeks of 2019? I hope everyone’s holiday season is off to an excellent start, filled with celebrations with friends old and new. We have a diverse array of career opportunities and a few events to share. Check out everything below. 

This is our final alumni newsletter of the year, but rest assured we will be back in the new year with a plethora of new opportunities and events. In the meantime, if you hear of anything that may be of interest to your fellow alumni, please email me at or share via the BGC Facebook or LinkedIn pages.

With all the best holiday wishes,
Grace Reff (MA ‘17)

Select Career Opportunities

The Historic House Trust of NYC is hiring a Public Engagement Coordinator.

The Cincinnati Art Museum is hiring a Curatorial Assistant in the Decorative Arts and Design department.

The Toledo Museum of Art has an opening for a paid, one-year fellowship opportunity working with its glass and decorative arts collection.

The New-York Historical Society is now accepting applications for its 2020-2021 Fellowships.

Parsons School of Design, The New School is looking for candidates for multiple full-time faculty roles.

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is seeking a Library Collections Curator.

The National Watch and Clock Museum is seeking to fill the role of its Hamilton Collections Project Archivist.

Jane Austen’s House Museum in Hampshire, England is seeking a new Director.

The Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Digital Humanities.

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

Select Events at BGC

Fashion, Anxiety, and Society: Subversion
Thursday, December 12
6:30 pm
The final conversation in the series curated by Kristen Owens and organized in conjunction with BGC’s fall exhibition, French Fashion, Women, and the First World War. Join Lucia Cuba, Fawn Krieger, and Otto von Busch for this evening event.

BGC Kids: Story Hour!
Thursday, December 19
3:30–4:30 pm
A fun and engaging story hour featuring children’s books with empowering themes on fashion and identity. After an interactive read-along, participants will take part in a weaving activity to learn more about the process of making textiles. Suitable for kids under six, their families, and caretakers. Complimentary coffee and tea as well as ample stroller parking will be available.

BGC 25th Anniversary Book Party
Tuesday, January 28
5:30–7 pm
Join Susan and the board of trustees for a BGC community reception kicking off the Spring semester and launching BGC@25, a lavishly illustrated book celebrating the history, culture, and accomplishments of our first quarter century. Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP, please contact

Select Events out in the World

“How Exhibitions Transformed Architecture” led by Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen
Friday, December 13
7 pm
Join Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen at the Center for Architecture as she discusses how landmark exhibitions pushed boundaries of exhibitions as a medium and how, in turn, exhibitions have shaped the discipline of architecture.

Designing Illusions: Workshops and Performances with Jeanette Andrews at Industry City
Saturday, December 14
12–4:30 pm
Join Cooper Hewitt at Brooklyn’s Industry City for a series of performances by sensory illusionist and magician Jeanette Andrews exploring the concept of being hidden in plain sight. 

Celebrating George McAneny’s New York: Planner, Preservationist, Pioneer
Sunday, December 15
11 am
Join The Municipal Art Society of New York for a tour celebrating the life and legacy of George McAneny, a municipal reformer and advocate of preservation and city planning.

Anni Albers: A Conversation Among Friends
Monday, December 16
7 pm
Artist Nancy Shaver will join in a discussion about Anni Albers with artist Robert Gober, textile designer and senior critic in the textiles department at RISD Lisa Scull, and artist Sterrett Smith of The Artist’s Institute.